Bringing SmallBiz Launch to Life

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It started with a simple idea: to help interesting people do interesting things. The world is full of diverse people with varying wants and needs. Many of us have awesome ideas to make life easier for others and ourselves, yet we may not necessarily think about how to develop the concept further or how to… Continue reading

Should E-Readers be Exempt from Accessibility Standards?

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Disability Scoop recently reported on an attempt by Amazon.com, Sony and Kobo to persuade government regulators that e-readers should not be held to the same accessibility standard as tablets and other devices since they are limited to one core feature — reading. They have filed a petition for a waiver of the Federal Commission System’s… Continue reading

New Human Rights Watch Report on Barriers to Education in China for Persons with Disabilities

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In another guest post at the U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD), I highlight the Human Rights Watch Report “As Long as They Let Us Stay in Class: Barriers to Education for Persons with Disabilities in China.” China has a gap in enrollment rates for children with disabilities due to bars to enrollment, expulsion from… Continue reading

No Pity : People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

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I finished reading No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement (amazon affiliate link) and learned some of the amazing history of the disability rights movement. The book was recommended by Curtis Richards during my summer internship in D.C. I highly recommend this book as a great starting point for anyone going… Continue reading

A Giant: Michael Winter

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Every day there are individuals who do amazing things for their communities, and the disability community is no exception. Leaders today stand on the shoulders of giants who have helped pave the way for future generations. Giants like Ed Roberts, Justin Dart, Bob Dole and Tom Harkin are some in the disability community. Another such… Continue reading

New Human Rights Watch Report on Barriers to Education in China for Persons with Disabilities

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A recent report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) provides insight into the inclusion of children with disabilities in the Chinese education system through their new report “As Long as They Let Us Stay in Class: Barriers to Education for Persons with Disabilities in China.” Despite China being a model for accomplishing the Millennium Development Goals… Continue reading

Students and the CRPD

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I was oblivious to the disability movement five years ago. That is, until I accidentally walked into a meeting for student disability advocates. I realized soon after that I knew nothing about the disability community, their struggles, and the lack of rights afforded them. I made friends and, as I started to get more involved… Continue reading