disability rights

Smiling woman racing in lightweight wheelchair on a track (© Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Scoring gains for disability rights on and off the track

The experiences of two women Paralympians show how competitive sports can open up opportunities and change the lives of people with disabilities.
Woman raised high above fellow performers (© Ng Han Guan/AP Images)

Top Shots: Pyeongchang Paralympics

ShareAmerica has enjoyed sharing these photos each day from the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang. Thank you for viewing!
Woman standing with arms outstretched with snow falling around her (© Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Versatile Paralympian poised for another medal run

Born in Ukraine, Oksana Masters is a double-amputee who has become one of America’s most versatile Paralympians, winning medals in both the Winter and Summer Games.
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These Paralympians are ready for the 2018 games [video]

Find out what drives these U.S. athletes to succeed at the upcoming Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The competition is March 9-18.
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Tapping an undervalued resource: People with disabilities

Businesses thrive on innovation. More and more are leveraging an underused segment of the workforce: people with disabilities.
Women in wheelchairs throwing basketballs (© AP Images)

Wheelchair basketball heals athletes

American Jess Markt has trained wheelchair basketball teams around the world and sees the benefits it has for the players and their societies.
Young woman writing in classroom with model skulls and human body (© Ricky Carioti/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Students with disabilities excel at American universities

At American universities, students with disabilities get accommodation and support in addition to access to great academics.
Melania Trump waving (© Maciej Gillert/Gallo Images/Getty)

First lady to attend Invictus Games honoring wounded soldiers

Melania Trump will lead the U.S. delegation to the 2017 Invictus Games, honoring wounded servicemen and women from 17 nations.
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Activists look to U.S. as they promote disability rights

After visiting the U.S., Grace Jerry and Juan Angel de Gouveia used what they learned about disability rights to make changes in their own countries.