Disabilities

Work

How to Respond to Your Ignorant Coworker’s Microaggressions

Unintentional biases wear away at your self esteem. Here are some strategies for curtailing unwelcome and discriminatory comments from coworkers—whether they are directed at you or someone else.
Ivory King
10.30.18
Attraction

Blind People Tell Us How They Experience Sexual Attraction

"My brain usually makes its mind up whether or not I like a person within five seconds."
Nick Chester
10.30.18
The Power and Privilege Issue

What I Wish I Knew in High School as a Queer Person with Disabilities

Advice for navigating—and maybe even changing—institutional bias on your journey through high school and beyond.
Alaina Leary
10.26.18
college admissions

Lawsuit Claims the ACT Sells Students’ Disability Data to Colleges

They claim that the personal data sold could sway colleges’ admission and financial aid decisions.
Samantha Cole
8.10.18
Tunnel Vision

New York's Subway Is Hell for Riders with Disabilities

Only 24 percent of the system's 472 stations are ADA-accessible.
John Surico
5.18.18
Waypoint

'Frostpunk' Treats People With Disabilities As Complex Humans, Not Gimmicks

Rather than erasing or dehumanizing people with disabilities, 'Frostpunk' puts some of their experience at center stage.
Kevin Snow
5.8.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Delta Tied a Woman with MS to a Wheelchair After Her Flight, Son Claims

An airline employee allegedly told her to "shut the fuck up" when she started crying.
Drew Schwartz
4.25.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Syracuse Frat Made Another Video Mocking a Disabled Person's 'Light Rape'

Theta Tau has been permanently expelled from the New York university, and 18 students involved have been removed from classes.
Lauren Messman
4.23.18
Race and Health

What Growing Up as a Black Albino Taught Me

You aren't your disability.
Victor Varnado
2.15.18
Unscrewing Ourselves

The Sex Educator Teaching BDSM to People With Disabilities

Robin Wilson-Beattie didn’t get the support she needed to rebuild her sex life after an aneurysm, so now she dedicates her life to helping other people with disabilities.
Emma McGowan
12.4.17
family

What It's Like to Grow Up with Deaf Parents

Children of deaf adults straddle the complex cultural plain between the deaf world and the hearing world.
Angela Skujins
10.31.17
accessibility

Toronto’s New Auditory ‘Beacons’ Will Help Blind People Navigate Downtown

They transmit navigation data directly to blind people’s phones.
Alison Motluk
9.12.17
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