disability rights

Ursula Bellugi smiling, posing in purple outfit (Courtesy of Salk Institute)

She proved signing is more than translating spoken words

Ursula Bellugi, an American neurobiologist, altered how sign languages are perceived worldwide. Learn about her groundbreaking discoveries.
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Signing from the highest levels of government

Learn more about the important role federal American Sign Language interpreters have in maintaining our democracy.
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Disability Pride Month celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary

July is Disability Pride Month, when members of the community celebrate their achievements and advocate for their rights.
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California university’s ‘Cave’ inspired blind students

Blind students studying at a California university in the late 1980s found a place that encouraged them to innovate: "The Cave."
Tanni Grey-Thompson in wheelchair on grass outside tall Gothic building (© Stefan Rousseau/PA Images/Getty Images)

Powerful women changing the world and championing disability rights

Meet five inspiring women from across the globe who are advocating for human rights and for just, inclusive societies.
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Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

Thousands of Americans with Down syndrome work in a variety of professions and are gaining more visibility and representation.
Sara Minkara showing two children how to use cane (© Tom Fitzsimmons)

State Department’s Sara Minkara, champion of disability rights

Sara Minkara built a career as an advocate for people with disabilities. Learn what she is doing now at the State Department.
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How do sign language interpreters work?

Learn about the federal laws that require sign language interpreters in the United States and where you'll regularly find them.
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Universal design gains among homebuilders

Two architects discuss an approach to home design that offers ease, safety, accessibility and comfort to nearly everyone without sacrificing style.