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An American Minority’s Road to Rights

It may be the least-publicized revolution of our time but the one whose impact ultimately reaches the furthest, affecting the way our buildings and buses are built, the way our schools are structured, the way our businesses conduct hiring and outfit their work stations. It’s the disability-rights movement, and “Lives Worth Living,” a Thursday “Independent Lens” on PBS, reconstructs how it emerged and eventually pushed through the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. (Read More.)

Case for Tech Aids to Take Bar Exam

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer issued a summary judgment Monday finding that the National Conference of Bar Examiners violated the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act and California civil rights law when it refused to give Stephanie Enyart the aids she requested. (Read More.)


Cutaway curbs, handicapped bathrooms, automatic doors and elevators with instructions in Braille are readily recognized modifications aimed at addressing specific needs. A greater awareness is forming around people whose disabilities aren’t as easily recognized by a wheelchair, cane or blue parking pass hanging from their rearview mirrors. (Read More.)

Heating Assistance Available in North Dakota

To qualify, a household can earn up to 60 percent of the state median income, which for a family of three equals about $37,385 per year. (Read More.)


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