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Movie Theater Refuses to Turn On Captions for Deaf, Hearing Impaired Patrons Movie Theater Refuses to Turn On Captions for Deaf, Hearing Impaired Patrons

Moviegoers report that a Showcase Cinemas in Warwick, Rhode Island refused to turn on the captions for a screening of Beauty and the Beast so that deaf and hard of hearing patrons could follow the film.

Veterans Are Getting Enormous Bills For Overpayment On Disability Benefits With Little Explanation Veterans Are Getting Enormous Bills For Overpayment On Disability Benefits With Little Explanation

The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently come under criticism for delivering enormous bills to veterans for alleged debt on overpayment. Many veterans are now struggling to understand why they owe what they owe.

What Will Trumpcare Mean For My Disabled Brother? What Will Trumpcare Mean For My Disabled Brother?

My older brother Sean has cerebral palsy. He also listens to bebop and enjoys teaching our nephew Oliver about the virtues of counting from one to ten in the voice of The Count and was angered when the Bruins fired Claude Julien. He makes a pot of coffee each morning when he wakes up, reads his news feed, and gets to…

Man Attacks Facility for Disabled in Japan, At Least 19 Dead Man Attacks Facility for Disabled in Japan, At Least 19 Dead

Early Tuesday morning, a man attacked residents of the Tsukui Yamayuri-En disability facility in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, killing at least 19 and wounding approximately 25.

What You're Doing When You Call My Brother "Retarded" What You're Doing When You Call My Brother "Retarded"

I have never been a violent person, at least not instinctively. Whenever I was teased as a child—I struggled to read for much of elementary school and wore a lot of white jeans, so I was teased a lot—I’d opt for silence or a quick joke, usually at my own expense. I’d level my aggressor with my apparent disinterest or…

St. Jude Brain Tumor Patient Is Injured And Arrested After TSA Encounter St. Jude Brain Tumor Patient Is Injured And Arrested After TSA Encounter

A nineteen-year-old brain tumor patient was returning home on June 30, after her last treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, when a bloody encounter at Memphis International Airport turned celebration into disaster. After setting off the metal detector, the disabled young woman was confused by the demands…

Getting Slutty at Amp Camp  Getting Slutty at Amp Camp 

I was born missing my left hand, and as a teen, I attended a camp for children with limb differences, which we lovingly called Amp Camp. In middle-of-nowhere, Ohio, with hundreds of other 10- to 17-year-old amputees, we did all the things able-bodied kids do at camp: we sang by the fire, we challenged each other on…

Teen Saves Classmate From Choking, Taught By SpongeBob SquarePants   Teen Saves Classmate From Choking, Taught By SpongeBob SquarePants  

On October 28, 2015, 13-year-old Jessica Pelligrini began choking on an apple during lunch. The emergency could have turned fatal had fellow classmate Brandon Williams, also 13, not rushed to her side and successfully performed the Heimlich Maneuver. Marveling at Brandons’s heroism, his father Anthony Williams asked…

RIP Helen Keller's Oak Tree, Dead at 200 After a Long and Influential Life RIP Helen Keller's Oak Tree, Dead at 200 After a Long and Influential Life

On September 22, workers cut down a well-loved 200-year-old oak tree at Ivy Green, writer Helen Keller’s childhood home in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Keller, who lost both sight and hearing at 19 months, was once trapped in the tree during a storm until Annie Sullivan, her teacher and companion, carried her to safety. The…

Is There a 'Wrong' Reason to Have an Abortion? Is There a 'Wrong' Reason to Have an Abortion?

In the agonizing months leading up to this year's election, there was a lot of talk about under what circumstances, exactly, a woman should be able to have an abortion. Surveys of American political opinion consistently paint a picture of a population that is much more comfortable with the idea of abortion if women…

How Should Colleges Help Mentally Ill Students? How Should Colleges Help Mentally Ill Students?

More college students than ever are asking for special academic accommodations for their mental health issues. But experts are divided on the best way to help them.

The Awesome Sex Worker Who Loves Disabled Clients The Awesome Sex Worker Who Loves Disabled Clients

If there's one thing that makes some people squirm more than the idea of a functional, happy sex worker it's the frank discussion of disabled sexuality. And award-winning Australian director Catherine Scott has set out to demystify both in her new documentary, Scarlet Road: A Sex Worker's Journey.

How To Say 'Abortion' And 'Fucktard' In Sign Language How To Say 'Abortion' And 'Fucktard' In Sign Language

Lately, the Internet has been buzzing about the American Sign Language for "abortion," which is apparently either a cradled baby being thrown away or a uterine scraping, depending on your source. But that's not the end of the ASL fun times.

Activists Picket The Daily Mail Activists Picket The Daily Mail

Disabled rights activists protested in criticism of the paper's "defamation of benefit claimants" on disability. But we're pretty sure this sign was an joke about the Fail's preferred form of analysis.

Insulin-Pump Accessories And Cyborg Embodiment Insulin-Pump Accessories And Cyborg Embodiment

My first reaction to Jessica Floeh's line of insulin pump accessories — cleverly named Hanky Pancreas — was clear and uncomplicated: those are so pretty and I want them.

Sarah Jessica Parker And Aimee Mullins Are "Halfway To Imelda Marcos"

Last night, Olympian, model, actress, and activist Aimee Mullins schooled Stephen Colbert on disability and prosthetics last night. Of course, there was also a proposed Boob Olympics.

Miracle Worker Welcomes First Visually-Impaired Actress Miracle Worker Welcomes First Visually-Impaired Actress

For the first time, a visually-impaired child will portray Helen Keller in a Broadway production of The Miracle Worker. (Well, if Abigail Breslin is sick.)

On Favorite Teachers, "A Room Of One's Own," And Permission To Succeed On Favorite Teachers, "A Room Of One's Own," And Permission To Succeed

A former teacher left writer Karen Houppert $75,000, and her meditation on the reasons why is a moving love letter to feminism, the spirit of collective action, and the impact a beloved mentor can have.

"Quality Of Life" Might Have Something To Do With The Quality Of Your Life, Too "Quality Of Life" Might Have Something To Do With The Quality Of Your Life, Too

Scientists have found that obesity among women plays a large factor in their quality of life as they get older. Maybe it is better to just die young, happy and full of chocolate? [Science Daily]

A Seriously Romantic "Modern Love" Melts The Hardest Heart A Seriously Romantic "Modern Love" Melts The Hardest Heart

If you need a shot of pure romance, this week's "Modern Love" has got it. Okay, pure romance and a bowel movement.

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