Posts Tagged “Americans with Disabilities Act”

Not ashamed to say it: I'd rather be able to see

August 19, 201616 CommentsPosted in blindness, Braille, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, politics, Seeing Eye dogs, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

Roughly one in five Americans lives with a disability. So where is our pride movement? That’s the subhead to an op-ed piece called Becoming Disabled in the New York Times Sunday Review this week. The piece was written by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, an academic who has a disability. The piece is well-written and looooooooooong — Professor Garland-Thomson […]

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We've come a long way, baby: Sen. Harkin teaches DNC audience "America" in sign language

July 27, 201613 CommentsPosted in blindness, politics, Uncategorized

Overshadowed by speeches by Bernie, Bill and Michelle at the Democratic Convention this week came a quick and quiet talk by former Senator Tom harkin to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act yesterday. Harkin, who was taught sign language by his brother Frank, taught everyone in the audience the sign for […]

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