Americans with Disabilities Act

voting rights

A mostly black Georgia county decided not to close most of its polling places after all

The board had argued the precincts had to shutter because they weren’t compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act. Then came the pushback.
Carter Sherman
8.24.18
Design Bias

Mammogram Machines Can Make You ‘Feel Like You’re from Another Planet’ When You’re Disabled

Physical structures and clinic access are only a piece of the cancer screening problem for people with disabilities.
Rose Eveleth
7.18.18
protest

Protesters with disabilities were handcuffed and dragged out of a House committee meeting

At least five protesters could be seen being taken away by police.
Alexa Liautaud
2.14.18
Fighting Words

We See You, Fake Service Dog Owners

You're ruining it for people who actually need them.
Ali Wunderman
9.8.17
Features

Punk's Ethos of Inclusivity Leaves Out One Major Group

How lack of accessibility at punk venues leaves people with disabilities out of the scene.
Taylor Ysteboe
7.26.17
Voices

Jason Kander: Eliminating Voting Rights is an Assault on Democracy

The Election Assistance Commission ensures that all Americans can vote freely and independently -- and it's under siege.
Jason Kander
7.20.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Hundreds of Walmart Employees Say They've Been Punished for Taking Sick Days

"I hate the fact we got to worry about getting fired because we caught the flu."
River Donaghey
6.2.17
Views My Own

Should Gender Dysphoria be a Federally Protected Disability?

A lawsuit that aims to have gender dysphoria covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act could lend protection—and stigma—to the trans community.
Katelyn Burns
5.26.17
Civil Rights

Prisons basically ignore the Americans With Disabilities Act, leaving a third of inmates facing abuse and neglect

Erika Eichelberger
12.28.16
News

Why the Deaf Community Fears President Trump

A man who has mocked people with disabilities and expressed a desire to dismantle some of the protections that exist for people like me is about to become the president.
Sara Nović
11.18.16
Work

Applebee's Is Apologizing for Not Paying an Autistic Employee for a Year

Somehow, this prep cook with autism ended up not being paid for an entire year's worth of work at a Rhode Island Applebee's.
Alex Swerdloff
10.24.15
Health

Should Growing Up in Compton Be Considered a Disability?

An unprecedented lawsuit brought by students and teachers in Compton, California argues that the trauma children experience while growing up in the city needs to be treated by schools like a disability.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
10.21.15
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