Friday, January 6, 2017

Facebook Video Shows VIolence Against People with Disabilities Not So Rare

From CNN, Click Here: Facebook Video Reminder of Violence Faced by Disabled Americans

Kidnappings and torture matched with inflammatory racist statements that are broadcast on Facebook Live are rare. But the reality is that violence against people with disabilities is all too common. We need a legal system and a society that recognizes the vulnerability -- and shared humanity -- of all disabled people.
-- David. M. Perry

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Voters with Disabilities-- What Candidates Offer, What They Don't

According to PBS NEWSHOUR reporting, 35 million people with disabilities are newly able to vote in this year's election, and about 25% of all voters in the U.S. have a disability or live with someone who does. Although disability and other health related issues often receive special attention in election years, this cycle has been especially noteworthy but for all the wrong reasons.

Candidate Donald Trump continues to receive well-deserved blowback following his mockery of a journalist with a disability.  Hillary Clinton struggles to strike a balance in favor of-- and in favor of fixing-- the Affordable Care Act. But how do the candidates really line up on disability-issues?

Check out these resources more information:
Accessibility 2016: Where Do the Candidates Stand?

Disability Thinking (#cripthevote)

On the Issues: Every Political Leader on Every Issue

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