Roosevelt Island to Unveil New Memorial Honoring FDR Ahead of the ADA’s 31st Anniversary

A testimonial to the former U.S. president, the memorial will be a tribute to diversity and inclusion

Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) and the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) recently announced plans to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the unveiling of the FDR Hope Memorial, an immersive work of art commemorating former U.S. president and disability advocate, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Continue reading Roosevelt Island to Unveil New Memorial Honoring FDR Ahead of the ADA’s 31st Anniversary

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A chance to ‘amplify one another’: What is Disability Pride Month?

By Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY

For Tiffany Yu, Disability Pride Month is about recognizing her disability as an integral part of who she is. For Anthony Rios, it’s about accepting that his disability makes him different, not worse. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, a landmark law that prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities. Continue reading A chance to ‘amplify one another’: What is Disability Pride Month?

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MEET THE U.S. PARALYMPIC WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD TEAM FOR TOKYO

By Stuart Lieberman, Team USA

Historically, Team USA has impressed across all classifications in track and field at the Paralympic Games, and this year in Tokyo it is expected to be no different. U.S. Paralympics Track and Field announced on Thursday the 26 women who will represent Team USA this summer, following their top performances at the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials in Minneapolis. Continue reading MEET THE U.S. PARALYMPIC WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD TEAM FOR TOKYO

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How Google Makes Android Apps, And The World’s Information, Universally Accessible To Everyone

By Steven Aquino, Forbes

As iPhone and Apple Watch are the standard-bearers in their respective product categories, so too is Apple the standard-bearer when it comes to designing and shipping best-of-breed assistive technologies. The Cupertino company has long been lauded by those in the disability community as creating the best accessibility software, just as iPhone is the best smartphone and Apple Watch the best smartwatch. Continue reading How Google Makes Android Apps, And The World’s Information, Universally Accessible To Everyone

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For handcyclist Oz Sanchez, Paralympic success is a ‘testament to the person I’ve become’

By George Ramsay, CNN

Throughout his life, cycling has been a form of solace for Oz Sanchez. From the age of 12 or 13, he remembers being out on a bike even in the small hours. “I would leave the house sometimes at two or three in the morning for whatever frustrations I was dealing with and just ride under the moonlight in the local hills and mountains,” Sanchez tells CNN Sport. Continue reading For handcyclist Oz Sanchez, Paralympic success is a ‘testament to the person I’ve become’

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TEAM USA PARA ATHLETES “SHOW THE WORLD” THE PARALYMPIC GAMES ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO MISS WITH NEW CAMPAIGN

By U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Team USA

To celebrate the diversity of the U.S. Paralympic team and showcase their elite competitive abilities, Team USA today announced the launch of its newest celebratory campaign entitled “Show the World.” Continue reading TEAM USA PARA ATHLETES “SHOW THE WORLD” THE PARALYMPIC GAMES ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO MISS WITH NEW CAMPAIGN

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How STEM Can Be More Inclusive of Scientists with Disabilities

By Amanda Heidt, The Scientist

According to a 2019 National Science Foundation report, only 10 percent of employed scientists and engineers self-identify as having at least one disability, despite the fact that almost 20 percent of all undergraduates self-report the same, with disabled undergraduates enrolling in STEM programs at roughly the same rate as those without. Continue reading How STEM Can Be More Inclusive of Scientists with Disabilities

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  1. 2021 ERG & Council Conference
    September 15, 2021 - September 17, 2021
  2. The Arc’s 2021 National Convention
    September 27, 2021 - September 29, 2021