Fashion Opens its Folds to Consumer with Disabilities This is shaping up as a watershed moment for inclusion of people with disabilities in the fashion and glamour industries – a moment being shaped by the self-advocacy of wheelchair users, amputees and people with a wide range of disabilities – and the creative talent of a […]

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“Superstorm Sandy was not a catastrophic event,” James Flemming, the regional disability integration specialist for FEMA Region II, asserted at a panel discussion on emergency management for people with disabilities during a preparedness workshop at the Ted Weiss Federal Building in lower Manhattan on August 12. Before Sandy hit the New Jersey coastline on October, […]

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The warm weather is well and truly upon us and it’s the perfect time to get outside to enjoy New York’s summer and fall events! Whether you’re seeking a break from the heat or you’re ready for fun in the sun, we’ve got some great suggestions for accessible activities all around the city! Getting around […]

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Using internet provides many benefits Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project studies how Americans use the internet and how this affects our lives. This spring the project released Older Adults and Technology Use, a report based on research among people 65 and older, which found: Six of 10 seniors are online, less than […]

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was first debated, opponents warned that it would open a whole new avenue to lawsuits, ultimately benefiting lawyers more than people with disabilities. Small businesses, opponents argued, were especially vulnerable. Now, in the twenty-fourth summer since the ADA was signed into law, central California is experiencing […]

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The 92-year-old woman received a call about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from a man who said she had won $3 million from Publishers Clearing House, along with a BMW. The man on the phone said to claim her prize she would need to pay taxes totaling $4,998. The woman wrote out a check and placed it […]

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Over the Independence Day weekend that just passed, home care worker Conrad Gozon rescued a 92 year old man and his wife from their home as it went up in flames. Thankfully, while the Fire Department called the house a “total loss,” no one was seriously injured in the blaze, which inspectors believe was caused […]

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Starting a business is no easy feat—you need to invest time and money; hone your organizational skills and marketing knowledge; and have a passion for your product—but it’s a path that many people have found worth pursuing, particularly people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act was supposed to prevent—among other things—disability discrimination in the […]

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Twenty-four years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, people with disabilities are still struggling to obtain equal rights, and the area of accessibility continues to be a major issue.  This truth became very apparent to New York City resident Jason DaSilva after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the age of 25.  […]

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On June 22, 1999, the US Supreme Court ruled in a case that had a direct bearing on every member of Independence Care System. Without that decision, ICS, which was founded that same year, might have been a very different organization. Anna Fay, ICS senior vice president of Independent Living Services and a leader in […]

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