Tag: Americans With Disabilities Act

Autonomous vehicles should benefit those with disabilities, but progress remains slow

An MIT report estimates truly autonomous vehicles might not hit the streets for a decade. And when they do, it’s difficult to say whether they will fully accommodate all riders, including those with disabilities. Driverless car technology promises to remove barriers to personal transportation, but few self-driving operators have made headway on solutions for customers […]

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Overlooked No More: Roland Johnson, Who Fought to Shut Down Institutions for the Disabled

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This latest installment is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for disabled people. Share your stories or email us at ada@nytimes.com. In 1958, when Roland Johnson was […]

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Overlooked No More: Cheryl Marie Wade, a Performer Who Refused to Hide

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This latest installment is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for disabled people. Share your stories or email us at ada@nytimes.com. Listen to This Article Computer-generated audio […]

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What Disabled Americans Really Want

This month as the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act approached, we asked two prominent figures in the disability rights movement, Judy Heumann and John Wodatch, where they thought the United States stood in its quest to secure full rights for people with disabilities. Mr. Wodatch is a former Department of Justice lawyer […]

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Functional Fashion, People With Disabilities and Love of Clothing

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for people with disabilities. I have always believed that fashion is the window to the soul. As a Black disabled woman with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects movement on the right side of my body, […]

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What the Americans With Disabilities Act Has to Teach Today’s Protesters

In response to the American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities’ call for protests against Nixon’s refusal to enforce Section 504, activists across America occupied federal buildings. The most intense action came out of San Francisco, where Judy Heumann—by then the founder of Disabled in Action, advocating for the independent living movement—managed to keep 150 people, […]

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Overlooked No More: Brad Lomax, a Bridge Between Civil Rights Movements

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This latest installment is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for disabled people. Share your stories or email us at ada@nytimes.com. Listen to This Article Computer-generated audio […]

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Building Accessibility Into America, Literally

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for people with disabilities. Listen to This Article Computer-generated audio file The Capitol Crawl, it came to be called. In March 1990, several dozen activists, cheered on by supporters, left their canes and wheelchairs and pulled themselves […]

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Disabled Do-It-Yourselfers Lead Way to Technology Gains

Listen to This Article Computer-generated audio recording Technology is changing the ways that disabled people interact with the world; perhaps more important, it’s also shifting how the world interacts with disabled people. As the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act approaches on July 26, many leaders, designers and scholars in the disability community […]

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What Happens When You’re Disabled but Nobody Can Tell

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for disabled people. Share your stories or email us at ada@nytimes.com. Listen to This Article Computer-generated audio recording. I have depression and anxiety. These conditions are well-controlled most of the time, but when I have a significant […]

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How I Came Out About My Disability

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for people with disabilities. Share your stories or email us at ada@nytimes.com. Coming Out With Autism By Helen Hoang Ms. Hoang is a romance novelist whose works include “The Kiss Quotient” and “The Bride Test.” Listen to […]

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