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This week marks the start of the ReelAbilities Film Festival, a collection of films "dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities."
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Far fewer people have signed up for Obamacare than the federal government expected. NPR's Julie Rovner talks about how Obamacare might be salvaged. Plus: NYC Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer discusses his agenda for the office; reforming emergency policies to better serve people with disabilities; and why Diane Francis thinks the United States and Canada should merge.
Monday, November 04, 2013
By Kate Hinds
After examining hundreds of complaints from disabled passengers, the Department of Transportation is fining US Airways $1.2 million for "egregious violations" at airports in Philadelphia and Charlotte.
Monday, June 24, 2013
The Miss You Can Do It pageant gives girls with physical disabilities a chance to achieve and compete. Abbey Curran, a former Miss Iowa, was born with cerebral palsy and created the pageant in 2008. "Miss You Can Do It," the subject of a new HBO documentary, premieres tonight on HBO. John Hockenberry spoke with Curran at an HBO event last week.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The shock of waking up without a limb or limbs-- just hours after watching marathoners cross the finish line on theirs-- is hard to imagine. But while losing a limb is certainly devastating, it’s not the end-- and the more than 35 amputees who ran the Boston Marathon this last Monday are proof of that.
Friday, January 25, 2013
By Tracie Hunte : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Children with disabilities who want to play sports must be given a chance to compete, according to a U.S. Department of Education directive issued to school districts nationwide on Friday. Advocates for children with disabilities in the region greeted the news.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Regardless of the state of the law, people with disabilities have been finding their own way in the able-bodied world for some time. For example, in a highly technical field where terminology and vocabulary are highly specialized, how do you communicate efficiently? Caroline Solomon is a professor of biology at Gallaudet University who is trying to answer this question.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Takeaway host John Hockenberry, who uses a wheelchair, looks at the people opposing the United Nations Convention on Rights for People with Disabilities.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The new film “The Sessions” is based on the real experiences and writings of Mark O’Brien, a severely disabled survivor of childhood polio who cannot move his body, but has full sensation in it. The real sex surrogate who Mark saw, Cheryl Cohen Greene, was a consultant on “The Sessions.” She shares the story behind the story, explains her profession, and discusses the unique challenges of working sexually with people who have disabilities.