Browsing: Law and Advocacy

Covering Disability Laws and Advocacy Efforts to keep you Informed and Involved to Protect Rights and further Access and Inclusion.
Editor: Gina Schuh

Design & Access Kelly in courtyard in Rothenburg, Germany in her "cobblestone chair" that her husband outfitted with big wheels and castors.
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Living Abroad: An American Wheelchair User’s Perspective

“I am incredibly grateful to the thousands of American disability rights activists of the 60s, 70s, and 80s who protested, chained themselves to buses, camped out in government buildings for days and were willing to get arrested. I used to say I couldn’t imagine life without them, but now I can to an extent because I’ve lived abroad.”

Design & Access A women in a red dress sitting beside a wheelchair
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Being Seen: The Long Road Toward Inclusion

When I started college at the University of Miami in 1985, Student Disability Services had never before accommodated someone in a wheelchair. There were no accessible rooms or campus facilities. The bathrooms barely fit my chair and I couldn’t close the door behind me. In fact, I had to roll from classes all the way back to my dorm room to use the bathroom.

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