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New window: Justice Dept. reaches agreements with NY state, counties to improve accessibility to vax sites for vision-impaired

October 6, 2021, BrooklynDailyEagle: Jacquelyn M. Kasulis, acting United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, on Tuesday announced agreements pursuant to Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act with five New York State and local government agencies to fix accessibility barriers for people with visual impairments on their COVID-19 vaccination websites.

New window: Accessibility and Mobility: How the automotive industry is becoming more inclusive

October 6, 2021, Zawya.com: The core purpose of every single automotive brand is to create greater convenience and accessibility for its customers to move from one place to another. Before delving into how the automotive industry can introduce greater freedom, independence, and empowerment in the lives of people of disability.

New window: An increase in disability hate crime shames us - how many have to suffer before this is properly addressed?

October 6, 2021, TheIndependent: Britain was in lockdown for significant parts of 2020 and yet there was still an increase in both the overall number of incidents and especially in the number of violent incidents.

New window: MIND MATTERS From alien hand to Alice in Wonderland syndrome – the mental illnesses you’ve never heard of

October 6, 2021, TheUSSun: AROUND one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health issue of some sort each year. While one in six people suffer with common issues such as anxiety or depression, many others are battling with a different set of symptoms.

New window: ADHD: More than an attention disorder

October 5, 2021, StateNews.com: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ADHD affects 9.4 percent of children and adolescents.

New window: U.S. Attorney's Office and HHS Office for Civil Rights Settle Disability Discrimination Case with Backus Hospital

October 5, 2021, Justice.gov: The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, in partnership with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have entered into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement with Backus Hospital to ensure effective communication with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

New window: Celebrities “Simulate” Life As Wheelchair Users For 24hrs And Here Is The Result

October 4, 2021, Forbes: Lorraine Keane, the IFTA-nominated Irish broadcaster and journalist, is among the celebrities, politicians and business people that participated in an event named A Day In My Wheels which was created by Sean O'Kelly, a Disabled Rights campaigner from Ireland, to raise awareness about the inaccessibility and social issues wheelchair users face on a daily basis with an aim to improve the lives of 40,000 wheelchair users.

New window: Proposed rule would improve accessibility of airplane bathrooms

March 19, 2021, ThePointsGuy: The Biden administration announced a plan to implement rules that would require airlines to make restrooms more accessible to all passengers.