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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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30 years after ADA’s signing, disabled still face challenges | News | eastvalleytribune.com

April Reed remembers what it used to be like before the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed. Reed remembers her father, who wears hearing aids, telling her how he was turned away from a job interview. She remembers a colleague hoping every day that the bus would be wheelchair-accessible when it came by, so she […]

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Buenos Aires Times | Pandemic exacerbates challenges facing Argentina’s disabled community

The coronavirus pandemic has changed almost every aspect of normal life, from grocery shopping to work, from exercising to socialising. While the changes, brought on by fear of infection and the state-mandated quarantine –– which has been in place in Argentina since March 20 –– are difficult and inconvenient for everyone, for those living with disabilities […]