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People with Disabilities in the World in 2021: Facts and Figures

This article provides a general overview of statistics on the 1 billion people with disabilities around the world, including information about how the COVID-19 pandemic has effected these populations.

“Biden’s Budget Includes Boost to Special Ed, Disability Services”

This article reports on President Biden’s recent budget request to Congress, which calls for increased funding to support special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act  (IDEA), and services that enable people with disabilities to live in community settings instead of nursing homes and other institutions.

“Training for Capitol Hill Staffers Key to Shifting Attitudes on Accessibility for Disability Community”

As staffers head back to Capitol Hill, the return to offices is prompting questions about gaps in physical and digital accessibility in Congress for staff, lobbyists, constituents, and lawmakers with disabilities.

"Alice Wong Wants to Make Space for More Disabled Asian Americans Like Her"

This article takes a closer look at the life and work of disability activist Alice Wong.

Scientists with Disabilities Are Often Excluded from the Lab

This podcast includes an interview with a scientist who shares how her disability changed her relationship to science, how scientific research can become more accessible, and how STEMM fields need to change to be more welcoming to disabled scientists.

Accessibility 101: A Researcher's Guide to Making Content Accessible

The Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (CeKTER) published a tip sheet that introduces the concept of accessibility in websites, public documents, and other digital products.

Opinion: “What Is the Difference Between Compassion for Those with Disabilities and Ableism?”

The author of this article addresses a common question around disability, offering insight into the concept of ableism, as well as when “compassion” could actually be a kind of discrimination.