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Disabled vets on duty enforcing parking rules

Created on Thursday, 21 May 2015 07:00 | Written by Dean Baker | Disabled vets on duty enforcing parking rules Volunteers ensure able-bodied don’t illegally use spots TRIBUNE PHOTO: DEAN BAKER – Walter Hull poses in front of a photo of his hero: Civil War Medal of Honor winner Joshua Chamberlain, professor and leader at […]

Handicapped Woman Fights Back After Rude Note Left On Car

Click here to view video MIAMISBURG– A disabled woman’s struggle to regain independence is going viral locally, after a nasty note a neighbor left her. Twenty-six year old Ashley Brady lost her leg in an accident in 2014. After learning how to walk again with a prosthetic, climbing three flights of stairs to her apartment […]

Disability employment advisory committee adds 17 public members

News Release ODEP News Release: [01/05/2015] Contact Name: Laura McGinnis or Tania Mejia Phone Number: (202) 693-4653 or x4686 Email: McGinnis.Laura.K@dol.gov or Mejia.Tania@dol.gov Release Number: 14-2331-NAT Disability employment advisory committee adds 17 public members New members will help increase integrated employment opportunities WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced the 17 […]

Congress finds cause to agree on: Disability assistance

WASHINGTON — Congress is set to approve the first major piece of legislation affecting Americans with disabilities in nearly 25 years with sweeping, bipartisan support. “It’s a good opportunity to show how we can work together,” said Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., the lead House sponsor of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act. With 381 […]

“Who Am I” Video

The new “Who I Am” PSA features nine real people with disabilities. Rather than be defined by disability, these individuals are the sum of their many life roles — which includes working in jobs they love. To learn more about the Campaign for Disability Employment, go to whatcanyoudocampaign.org.

Union Station Makes Right By ADA

Article from Law Week Colorado Union Station Makes Right By ADA Posted on November 12, 2014. By Tony Flesor, LAW WEEK COLORADO Denver’s Union Station will get an addition to its recent remodel with a nudge from the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition. The CCDC announced Thursday that it reached a settlement with the Union Station Alliance […]

New Video: Self-Evaluation Basics

US Dept. of Transportation Federal Highway Administration releases video on Self-Evaluation Basics. Web Resources: Includes Web links to related Code of Federal Regulations and other links appropriate to this video module. Information from FHWA Office of Civil Rights on ADA and Section 504 topics Memo clarifying FHWA’s oversight role in applying ADA-Section 504 requirements ADA […]

U.S. Dept of Justice Launches the Elder Justice Website

http://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/ The site offers resources for victims, family members, prosecutors, researchers, and anyone who works with older adults. Victims and family members will find information about how to report elder abuse and financial exploitation in all 50 states and the territories. Federal, State, and local prosecutors will find three different databases containing sample pleadings and […]

Common Pedestrian Barriers – in Photos

The following pictures were taken by members of the Colorado Council for Persons with Disabilities from various locations throughout the state of Colorado. The photos illustrate common types of barriers for commuting pedestrians. Some of these accessibility issues have been addressed, some are in the process of being addressed or will be addressed in the future by […]