General News

National Disability Voter Registration Week

July 13-17, 2020 is National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW), a yearly effort by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to encourage the civic participation of people with disabilities. This website offers resources and materials for supporting voting efforts on a state and local level.

U.S. Census Bureau Publishes Disability “Facts for Features”

To commemorate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the ADA, the U.S. Census Bureau released this demographic snapshot of the U.S. population with disabilities. The release also includes links to Census Bureau blogs and graphics on disability topics.

The Department of Justice Warns of Inaccurate Flyers and Postings Regarding the Use of Face Masks and the ADA

The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division has reiterated that cards and other documents bearing the Department of Justice seal and claiming that individuals are exempt from face mask requirements are fraudulent.

Opinion: Mindset Matters: The Influence of Marketing and Advertising as a Social Currency for Business

The author of this article argues that marketing and advertising are a political and social activity that can empower change in the behaviors of businesses and consumers. He believes they can be used to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities.