As we celebrate Black History Month, which takes place every February, RespectAbility recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of African-Americans to the United States. It is important to note this includes more than 5.6 million African-Americans living with a disability in the U.S., 3.4 million of which are working-age African-Americans with disabilities. Continue reading Highlighting African-Americans with Disabilities in Honor of Black History Month
By Rebecca Hansen, Ed.D.
Meet Jeff Staley. Jeff is from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and is currently studying computer and information technology at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Continue reading Turning the Tassel—Helping people with autism spectrum disorder earn a college degree and be prepared to enter a competitive workforce
In 2018, nearly 20,000 veterans and military family members received support through Easterseals through an extensive list of programs, including; advocacy and education and employment programs and job training. Continue reading Easterseals serves 20,000 vets and their families in 2018
Although many assume that arthritis is synonymous with old age, Joy Ross, who is a speaker and has a YouTube channel with 88,000 followers, wants people to know that there’s more than one type of arthritis — and the condition can affect younger people as well.
Continue reading One woman on coping with blindness and arthritis: ‘Joy is a choice’
By Santura Pegram
For most people, determining which is the greatest of Maslow’s five hierarchy of needs is debatable. However, what cannot be contested is the power of real love when you find it, embrace it, are blessed with cultivating it, and can share it.
Continue reading A Love Lesson Unlike Any Other
By Leslie King
The trichotillomania bracelet looks unassuming, just like any other smart technology worn around the wrist. But rather than counting steps or heartbeats, it serves another purpose. Continue reading STEM Professor Receives Award to Study Technologies for Disability Community
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received the highest ranking for the fourth year in a row on the Disability Equality Index (DEI), and it received the Employer of the Year: Inspire Award, recognizing the company for its exemplary policies, strategies and initiatives that have resulted in measureable results in the areas of disability inclusiveness in the workplace, marketplace and supply chain. Continue reading Northrop Grumman Named a 2018 “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” and Receives the “Employer of the Year: Inspire Award”
By Erica Sabino
The world may know Stevie Wonder as a legendary musical artist, but not everyone is aware of the many ways in which he influences the community beyond sharing his love for music. While music does play a big part in his life, the 25-time GRAMMY Award winner’s impact reaches way beyond the music industry and the people who listen to his work. Continue reading For a Brighter Future—Advocate Stevie Wonder still keeping the dream alive
Eddie Ndopu wants to become the first physically disabled person to travel to space. MTV will follow a South African activist on his quest to become the first physically disabled person to travel to space. Continue reading MTV to Chronicle Disability Activist’s Quest to Travel Into Space
World Disability Day 2018 is meant to promote rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of development and society. Continue reading World Disability Day 2018 Focuses On Equal Opportunities And Inclusiveness For People With Disability