General News

“Report Finds Adults with Disabilities Remain Outside the Economic Mainstream”

The National Disability Institute (NDI) released a new report, Banking Status and Financial Behaviors of Adults with Disabilities: Findings from the 2017 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households. The report finds that, in the 29 years since the ADA was signed into law, ensuring all individuals with disabilities the opportunity to achieve “economic self-sufficiency,” this population still faces numerous financial hurdles and roadblocks to financial inclusion. 

“For the First Time, Disability Rights Are a Major Campaign Issue”

This article highlights the ways in which disability rights are receiving attention from 2020 political candidates, and provides details on how those candidates have been more effectively engaging with the disability community.

“For People with Disabilities, Asking for Help Carries Hidden Costs”

This author of this article shares his perspective that persons with disabilities may endure personal cost – including emotional and psychological – just to obtain essential, equalizing accommodations throughout their daily lives. He offers tips on ways that others can be more aware of these challenges, to support persons with disabilities in maintaining their privacy and their dignity when asking for assistance.

Opinion: “Is It Too Late That the Impact of Climate Change on People with Disabilities Is Getting Discussed Only Now?”

This article highlights a recent item in Science Magazine by three climate researches who explain the ways in which climate change disproportionally affects the disability community. The author strongly believes that persons with disabilities should be included in climate change research, discussion, and prevention.