Coronavirus: Myths vs facts | khou.com

  World-renowned expert Dr. Peter Hotez debunks vaccine myths as polling suggests half of Americans would not get a COVID-19 vaccine if and when available.   Author: Marcelino Benito (KHOU) Published: 2:17 PM CDT August 7, 2020 Updated: 6:10 PM CDT August 7, 2020   HOUSTON — There's growing optimism a coronavirus vaccine could be developed and approved by the Food …

UC Access Now advocates for students with disabilities across UC campuses – Daily Bruin

By Emily MacInnis Aug. 8, 2020 4:38 pm In 2019, Megan Lynch hurt her hand parking her bike because the bike rack was not accessible. She brought the issue to her superiors, but they didn’t see the issue as a priority. “I realized that if I approached any abled-led organization, it would go the same (way),” …

OCR Complaint Filed by National Organizations on Behalf of the Family of Michael Hickson

OCR Complaint Filed by National Organizations on Behalf of the Family of Michael Hickson July 31, 2020 Roger SeverinoDirector, Office for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Health & Human Services200 Independence Avenue, S.W.Washington DC 20201 RE: Complaint of Disability Discrimination filed by the National Council on Independent Living et al Dear Mr. Severino: This complaint concerns illegal discrimination …

Products: Disability Portrayal Issues/Media | Research & Training Center on Independent Living

Disability Portrayal Issues/Media July 26, 2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The 9th edition of Guidelines: How to Write about People with Disabilities celebrates this landmark legislation and reaffirms our commitment to its principles. First published in 1984, the Guidelines brochure has become a classic on person-first language. It reflects input from more than …

Deaf teen asks Boris Johnson to wear transparent face masks | Metro News

A deaf 13-year-old schoolgirl has written to Boris Johnson pleading with him to make sure people wear see-through face masks. Emma Church, from Oxfordshire, said the vast majority of face coverings make lip-reading near impossible, leaving deaf people struggling to understand what is being said to them. She has sent the prime minister a home-made …

Advocates For Deaf And Blind Laud Netflix’s New Playback Features : NPR

LEILA FADEL, HOST: Netflix recently announced it's rolling out a new feature that allows some viewers to stream their favorite shows or films slower - half-speed, say - or faster. The feature, which is currently only available to Android users, adjusts voice pitch to make the faster or slowed-down speed sound natural. The idea drew …

Facemasks create challenges for deaf, hard of hearing | The State

  Facemasks are one of the many things being considered the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they present problems for one group of people: The deaf and hard of hearing. Natasha Raisanen, 21, became hard of hearing seven years ago after she got sick the summer before her freshman year of high school. …