Disability Rights

Where would you turn if you felt discriminated against at work?

When Americans believe they face workplace discrimination, they can turn to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Established in 1965, the EEOC enforces Title...

Business and people with disabilities go high-tech

Twenty-five years ago, the newly enacted Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) required businesses to make accommodations to allow a disabled person to do any job...

Mental illness is more common than you think

Being healthy is about maintaining both physical and mental well-being. While most people know what to do when someone they know gets sick or...

Stephen Hawking proves disabilities don’t have to hold you down

http://youtu.be/Salz7uGp72c When diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, at the age of 21, Stephen Hawking was told he had...

Self-driving cars provide freedom for the blind

For technology enthusiasts, Google’s new self-driving prototype is an engineering marvel. But for sight-impaired people, and others with disabilities, a self-driving car may mean...

Here’s how the U.N. and Facebook empower the world’s largest minority

More than 1 billion people have some form of disability. The U.N.'s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) has always been a good time...

‘It’s opened up my whole world’: Bringing the Web to the...

Close your eyes. Plug your ears. Now try to surf the Web. One hundred thousand Americans and millions around the world face this challenge every...

Seen but not always heard: documenting stories of the deaf

Meet Erin Moriarty Harrelson. A student of anthropology and a Fulbright–National Geographic fellow, she documents the experiences of deaf Cambodians. One in 20 Cambodians...
Students in common area (Gallaudet University)

There isn’t another university like this one anywhere in the world

The students at Gallaudet University in Washington are changing perceptions about the deaf. All of Gallaudet's academic programs are designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing graduate...