When health bills aren't legible — via large-print, Braille or other adaptive technology — blind patients can't know what they owe, and are too often sent to debt collections, an investigation finds.
Workplaces have generally become more accommodating for people with disabilities in the last five years, according to a new survey. But some disability rights activists say challenges persist.
Police officers violated civil rights law when they forced a blind man and his service dog to leave a mall and threatened to arrest him for trespassing if he didn't, according to a lawsuit filed by
Rome's Colosseum, the London Eye and the Empire State Building and other iconic buildings will be lit in purple on Thursday, to highlight visibility and equal treatment for people with disabilities.
People with disabilities represent the largest minority group in the country, but say they remain vastly underrepresented when it comes to the ranks of the federal workforce.
Many buses and vans can safely accommodate and restrain a passenger's wheelchair, but airline passengers are required to transfer to the plane's standard seat. A grassroots group hopes to change that.
A person with a disability may be practically invisible in some countries — or the target of cruel comments. Global activists gathered in Oregon to learn how to change laws and attitudes.
"There's really no common sense attached when able-bodied people approach disabled people," says activist Imani Barbarin, who started the hashtag.
Store managers are told to make "every effort" to offer new job options as the greeter position goes away. Workers and their families tell NPR about chaos and anxiety of being in limbo.
Disabled Americans working in medicine are speaking up about their role in the profession. Not only can they perform the work of doctors but they offer a level of empathy others may lack.