disability rights

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.
George H.W. Bush signing document as others look on, with two in wheelchairs (© Barry Thumma/AP Images)

Equality for Americans with disabilities: A timeline

Learn about some landmark events that led to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which protects from discrimination in all areas of life.
Patrons using sign language in bar (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Sign-language-friendly businesses take off

A growing number of deaf-friendly and signing-first businesses — which use sign language as their primary form of communication — are opening in the U.S.
Man in hardhat standing in a manufacturing building (Courtesy of Trevor Hutchinson)

Watershed disabilities law strengthens U.S. firms

Read on to learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act empowered Trevor Hutchinson to request accommodations that boosted his work performance.
Woman in wheelchair using voting booth (© Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

U.S. laws help people with disabilities vote

The landmark Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30 on July 26. Learn how it revolutionized voting for citizens with disabilities.