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Do People with Disabilities Really Need an Airline Bill of Rights?

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A law signed on October 5 to fund the Federal Aviation Administration…

Disability, Healthcare & Judge Kavanaugh

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With protests reminiscent of those that surrounded the 1987 nomination…

Making Healthcare Accessible

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Although it’s been 28 years since the passage of the Americans…

Three ICS Icons Inducted in Disability Rights Hall of Fame

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The NYS Independent Living Council (NYSILC) has inducted three giants of ICS and disability rights history among the first honorees of the newly created New York State Disability Rights Hall of Fame.

Why Self-Advocacy? What’s at Stake For Consumers with Disabilities

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My name is Daniel Winchester and I am a resident of Manhattan,…

Think all Wheelchairs are Alike? Just ask an ICS Member!

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New members often arrive at ICS in a wheelchair that is ill-suited to their disability, physical condition, strengths and needs.

The ADA is at Risk

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For the past 27 years, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities…

Disability Pride Parade - New York City

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In recognition of the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, thousands of New Yorkers with disabilities, along with their families and friends, celebrated the 3rd Annual Disability Pride Parade last Sunday, July 9.

A Call to Action to People with Disabilities

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Intergenerational panel of advocates urges people with disabilities to stand up and speak out.

Voters with disabilities: post-election Progress?

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The concerns of people with disabilities were highlighted during the election. Now what?

ICS Women’s Health Conference: Shining From Within

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The 2016 From Within Conference was a celebration of our community and accomplishments.

Disability Pride is Huge!

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New York’s second annual Disability Pride Parade sent a strong message and ICS was there!

Enforcing Olmstead

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Even a Supreme Court ruling as big as Olmstead, is only as powerful as the people who make sure it is followed and today the struggle for independence continues with the help of the Disability Integration Act.
Parks and Accessibility

NYC Parks & the ADA

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With a vast collection of public property – about 29,000 acres! – it’s extremely important that everyone who wants to, can use NYC parks, gardens, gyms, beaches, playgrounds and other venues.
Accessible Train

Next Stop: Accessibility

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With a recent report released by the U.S. Access Board with recommendations on making the nation’s trains accessible, it’s a good time to revisit what’s improved and what has not for people with disabilities who want to travel.

Work & Disability in NYC

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While acknowledging the landmark law’s success in radically increasing the opportunities and visibility of people with disabilities in American life, the 61-page report from the Center for the Independence of the Disabled, titled ADA 25: Many Bridges to Cross, notes that major disparities in well-being between people with disabilities and the general public persist.

In Her Words: An Activist Reflects on the ADA

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With the Rehabilitation Act, people without “vocational potential” demanded equal eligibility for those funds in order to become independent. And they got it—but it didn’t come easy!

Proud in New York City!

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Thousands of people with disabilities, their friends and family members marched down Broadway this past Sunday in New York City’s first annual Disability Pride Parade.

To Educate and Empower: NASW-NYC Disabilities Task Force

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The National Association of Social Workers Disabilities Task Force was launched to educate and empower social workers with and without disabilities, so they are better equipped to advocate for people with disabilities.

After Olmstead

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June 22 marks the 16th anniversary of what has come to be known as “Olmstead v. L.C.,” the “Olmstead Decision,” or simply Olmstead. For the disability rights community, the term is a familiar one.

Summer of Celebration: ADA25NYC and From Within 2015

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As part of ADA25NYC, ICS will co-sponsor the 6th Annual “From Within” Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, July 25.

To Protect and Serve

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The lack of competency police officers have when interacting with people who have disabilities can carry a heavy cost.

Parents with a Disability

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Parenting is hard work; discrimination against parents with disabilities makes it harder.

A Cure for Inaccessible Health Care in NYC

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The law requires health care providers to make their services accessible to people with disabilities. NYPLI explains what you need to know about obtaining accessible care at a hospital, clinic, or private office of a doctor, dentist or specialist.

Global Disability Rights

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The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities is modeled on the ADA. More than 750 U.S. disability, civil rights, faith, business and veteran organizations have endorsed it and more than 150 countries have signed on. What does it all mean?

Making Accessibility Stick: Assessing the ADA at 24

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act 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.

Milestone on Minimum Wage Highlights Larger Battle Ahead

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On January 28, in his annual State of the Union address, President…

ICS Lauds Federal Guidelines to Make Health Care More Accessible

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Since 2008 the ICS Women’s Health Access Program has been breaking…

At Last, Some Good Travel News for the Holidays!

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This fall we were reminded that the decades-long fight for accessible…

Starting Out at ICS—A New Employee’s Perspective

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I joined Independence Care System (ICS) in October as the Director…