“Keep moving!” That’s what Shirley Beck tells her clients, most of whom are people with disabilities. And she demonstrates that mantra every day in her work as a self-employed pediatric physical therapist. Continue reading Entrepreneurship: Advice from Shirley Beck
Amy Palmiero-Winters just became the first female amputee to run one of the most challenging races in the world.
Continue reading First Female Amputee Runs 140 Miles in Grueling Race Through the Sahara Desert
The best way you can prepare for job interviews is to think ahead and decide how you’re going to handle questions related to your disability.
Continue reading Preparing for the Job Interview
By Alex Haagaard
It’s 6 AM and your alarm is going off. You hit the snooze button, hoping for a few more minutes of sleep before you drag yourself out of bed. This is a morning routine most people are familiar with. But for workers with chronic illness, it can look very different. Continue reading What It’s Like Living and Working With a Chronic Illness
By Brady Rhoades
What do you see when you look at Carol Burnett? How about Rosie O’Donnell or Margaret Cho? As for Maysoon Zayid, an actress who’s butted up against thousands of closed doors, she saw beauty. The beauty of opportunity.
Continue reading Maysoon Zayid: Advocacy With Humor
The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) recently launched the 2019 season of their Future of Work podcast. This podcast is a partnership with the leading HR blog Workology.com to explore how emerging technology trends in the workplace are impacting people with disabilities. Continue reading PEAT’s 2019 Future of Work Podcast Launch Spotlights Inclusive Apprenticeship
By Michele Erwin, president & founder of All Wheels Up
“Wait, what? There is no wheelchair spot on the plane for you?” Unfortunately, most people outside the wheelchair community don’t realize this is an issue until we make them aware of it. Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Air Travel is Playing Catch Up
While you’re in town for the 2019 Disability:IN 22nd Annual National Conference & Expo July 15–18, 2019, check out some of the fine food that Chicago is so well known for. We’ve assembled a list of several accessible restaurants, as well as shopping, other necessities, and the transportation to get you there. Continue reading Headed to Disability:IN 2019? Discover The Magnificent Mile!
By Philip Kahn-Pauli, RespectAbility Policy and Practices Director
Washington, D.C., April 9 – Nationwide 111,804 people with disabilities got new jobs last year, including 19,745 new jobs for Californians with disabilities. The Golden State now ranks 35th among the 50 states in terms of the employment rate for people with disabilities. Continue reading Expansion of Best Practices leads to 19,745 new jobs for Californians with Disabilities
A group of Minnesota high schoolers built an electric wheelchair for a 2-year-old boy whose family couldn’t afford one. Continue reading High school robotics team builds electric wheelchair for boy whose family couldn’t afford one