The ‘Most Real Richard III There’s Ever Been’

The Royal Shakespeare Company has cast a disabled actor to play the “deformed, unfinish’d” king for the first time. The choice has been hailed as a landmark moment.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #disabilities, #doran-gregory, #hughes-arthur-1992, #richard-iii-play, #richard-iii-king-of-england, #royal-shakespeare-co, #shakespeare-william, #stratford-upon-avon-england, #theater

New York’s Subway System Vows to Be 95 Percent Accessible by 2055

The M.T.A. will spend billions to add elevators and ramps to stations as part of a settlement of two lawsuits accusing it of violating the rights of people with disabilities.

#disabilities, #lieber-john-nathan, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

Every Day, We’re Told to Use New Lingo. What Does That Really Accomplish?

Constantly updating terminology isn’t going to achieve progressive aims.

#disabilities, #internal-sub-only-nl, #pinker-steven, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #simone-nina, #summer-of-soul-or-when-the-revolution-could-not-be-televised-movie, #thompson-ahmir-questlove, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Nobody Tells You How to Be an Adult With a Disability

The path into adulthood is a precarious one for those with a disability. So Samuel Habib, 21, seeks out guidance from America’s most rebellious disability activists.

#disabilities, #documentary-films-and-programs

‘Another Unequal Burden’: Working with Long Covid

Some research has shown that lingering Covid symptoms are more prevalent in people in their 30s and 40s — when workers are often in the prime of their careers. How will companies support employees with debilitating symptoms that can linger for months or even years after infection?

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #disabilities, #long-covid, #saturdaynewsletter

Let Actors Act

Good performers are able to find a way to portray people who are not like themselves.

#actors-and-actresses, #beale-simon-russell, #black-people, #deafness, #disabilities, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #jews-and-judaism, #lester-adrian, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards

Jury Awards $450,000 to Man Fired Over Unwanted Office Birthday Party

The man asked a manager not to have a party because he had an anxiety disorder. What followed spiraled into a legal dispute over whether the man had a panic attack or a violent outburst.

#anxiety-and-stress, #birthdays, #compensation-for-damages-law, #covington-ky, #disabilities, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suits-and-litigation-civil

New York Agrees to Expand Voting Access for People With Disabilities

In a settlement this week, the state agreed to make voting easier for residents with disabilities such as blindness and paralysis.

#blindness, #board-of-elections-nys, #disabilities, #disability-rights-new-york, #voting-and-voters

Bruce Willis to Step Away From Acting After Aphasia Diagnosis

His ex-wife, Demi Moore, announced on Instagram that the actor has recently received the news.

#actors-and-actresses, #die-hard-movie, #disabilities, #moore-demi, #movies, #television, #willis-bruce

How Robots Can Assist Students With Disabilities

New tools use artificial intelligence to assist students with autism and dyslexia and address accessibility for those who are blind or deaf.

#aispecialreport2022, #artificial-intelligence, #autism, #deafness, #disabilities, #dyslexia, #learning-disabilities, #robots-and-robotics, #special-education

Contemplating Beauty in a Disabled Body

My looks don’t fit into classical ideals of order, proportion, symmetry. So what was I looking for in that gallery in Rome?

#art, #beauty-concept, #disabilities, #ovid-43-bc-ad-17-18, #parenting, #rome-italy, #sculpture

Former Paralympic Coach Comes ‘Full Circle’ After Losing a Leg

Jon Kreamelmeyer, whose right leg was amputated last year, prefers to see it as a transformation rather than a disability.

#amputation, #content-type-personal-profile, #cross-country-skiing, #disabilities, #international-paralympic-committee, #kreamelmeyer-jon, #paralympic-games, #skiing

Disabled Chinese Fight for Equal Rights Despite Paralympic Glory

Outside the Games, people with disabilities in China face discrimination and a lack of opportunities. “I’ve been struggling to survive,” said one former Paralympian.

#athletics-and-sports, #china, #disabilities, #paralympic-games, #politics-and-government

Kent Waldrep, Athlete Whose Injury Led to Advocacy, Dies at 67

Partly paralyzed as a college football player, he had a role in the inception of the Americans With Disabilities Act and raised money for spinal cord research.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #deaths-obituaries, #disabilities, #football-college, #paralysis, #research, #spine-body-part, #sports-injuries, #texas-christian-university, #university-of-texas-southwestern-medical-center, #waldrep-kent

Ukraine’s Paralympians Compete in Beijing With Heavy Hearts

Some members of Ukraine’s delegation at the Beijing Paralympics described their emotional exhaustion and the toll of their isolation.

#disabilities, #international-paralympic-committee, #paralympic-games, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sushkevych-valerii, #ukraine

The Snowboarders the Paralympics Didn’t Want Around

After a dispute over whether they should be allowed to compete, the snowboarders Cécile Hernandez and Brenna Huckaby are putting in strong performances.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #cecile-hernandez, #disabilities, #huckaby-brenna-1996, #international-paralympic-committee, #paralympic-games, #snowboarding

Meet Vasu Sojitra: The Athlete Challenging Ideas About What Is Possible

Vasu Sojitra lost his right leg at 9 months. Now 30, he recently completed what is believed to be the first disabled ski descent of Denali. He hopes to encourage others to follow.

#amputation, #content-type-personal-profile, #disabilities, #mount-denali-alaska, #mountaineering, #mountains, #skiing, #sojitra-vasu

Disabled Ancestry Should Be Embraced With Pride

In the past, their stories were often hidden in shame. But we can make our familly histories whole by telling them. 

#disabilities, #families-and-family-life, #genealogy, #parenting

Arthur Feuerstein, Chess Player With a Comeback Gambit, Dies at 86

Once one of the country’s best young players, he became a top player again after a car crash left him slipping in and out of consciousness.

#chess, #deaths-obituaries, #disabilities, #feuerstein-arthur-1935-2022, #fischer-bobby, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Vulnerable to Covid, High-Risk Americans Feel Left Behind

Transplant recipients, cancer patients and millions of other Americans with risk factors feel ignored and abandoned as their neighbors, and their government, seek a return to normal.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disabilities, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

My Housecleaner Is Sick a Lot. Do I Have to Stick With Her?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what people owe long-term domestic workers.

#cancer, #content-type-service, #disabilities, #ethics-personal, #mexico

How Disability Advocates Are Pushing to Make Hiking More Accessible

Outdoor enthusiasts with disabilities are pushing to encounter nature on their own terms, with self-written guides, better equipment and even guide dogs trained for the backcountry.

#disabilities, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #hikes-and-hiking, #house-natural-resources-committee, #national-park-service, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #service-dogs-and-other-animals, #travel-and-vacations, #wheelchairs

‘He’s Inspired a Nation’: Dylan Alcott Says Goodbye to Tennis

Alcott, a recent Australian of the year recipient, ends his career with 15 Grand Slam quad singles titles and a platform for his motivational messages, but a loss in his final match.

#alcott-dylan-1990, #australian-open-tennis, #disabilities, #tennis, #wheelchairs

Documenting a Death by Euthanasia in Belgium

Belgium has some of the world’s most liberal euthanasia laws. A photojournalist documented a paralympian’s experience of them.

#belgium, #disabilities, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #paralympic-games, #vervoort-marieke-1979-2019

A Portrait of a Paralympian Who Died by Euthanasia

Belgium has some of the world’s most liberal euthanasia laws. A photojournalist documented one woman’s experience of them.

#belgium, #disabilities, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #paralympic-games, #vervoort-marieke-1979-2019

Sleep And Rest Are Important for Kids

America 2022 is an exhausting place. Prioritizing rest, sleep and dreaming is something I can pass on.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disabilities, #fatigue, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sleep

Financial Planning for People With Chronic Diseases

Financial planning for people with chronic diseases is complicated and multifaceted. Start by building a team of people to help.

#chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #disabilities, #disability-insurance, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #medicaid, #medicare, #national-multiple-sclerosis-society, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #retirement

Amtrak Pays $2 Million to Passengers With Disabilities Who Faced Obstacles at Stations

Under a settlement agreement, the railroad will also overhaul 135 train stations to make them accessible to all.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #amtrak, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #disabilities, #discrimination, #justice-department, #railroads, #stations-and-terminals-passenger

The Pandemic Brought Seismic Changes. They Changed With It.

From new forms of medicine to less wasteful business practices, many have adapted to Covid-19 in ways that have improved them, and society.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bonanno-george-a, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disabilities, #fauci-anthony-s, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #resilience, #shutdowns-institutional, #telemedicine

Neil Marcus, Whose Art Illuminated Disability, Dies at 67

A playwright and actor, he saw his life as performance art. He was best known for his play “Storm Reading.”

#deaths-obituaries, #disabilities, #marcus-neil-1954-2021, #storm-reading-play, #theater, #writing-and-writers

Why New York City May Soon Be More Walkable for Blind People

A federal judge ordered New York City to install more than 9,000 accessible pedestrian signals at city crosswalks.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #blindness, #de-blasio-bill, #deafness, #disabilities, #new-york-city, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-department-nyc, #walking

Anne Emerman, Champion of Disability Rights in New York City, Dead at 84

Insisting that buildings be wheelchair accessible, she never backed down, not even to Mother Teresa. She also founded a musical group called Disabled in Action.

#deaths-obituaries, #disabilities, #disabled-in-action, #emerman-anne-1937-2021, #new-york-city, #teresa-mother, #wheelchairs

‘The Music Man’ Once Had a Disabled Character. Then He Was Erased.

At the urging of producers, Meredith Willson cut a boy in a wheelchair from the early scripts for his 1957 musical. A look back shows what was lost.

#actors-and-actresses, #apothetae-the, #disabilities, #national-disability-theater-theater-co, #the-music-man-play, #theater, #theater-breaking-through-barriers, #willson-meredith

Margaret Giannini, Champion of People With Disabilities, Dies at 100

After meeting the parents of children with a range of disabilities, she decided almost on the spot to start a clinic to treat such children exclusively.

#children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #disabilities, #doctors, #giannini-margaret-1921-2021, #health-and-human-services-department, #intellectual-disabilities, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-medical-college, #westchester-institute-for-human-development

Bob Dole Was a ‘Linchpin’ in Passing the Americans With Disabilities Act

As a senator with a disability, Mr. Dole, who died this week, used his bipartisan influence to support a landmark law that held deep personal significance.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #disabilities, #dole-bob, #senate

He Cared About Me, So I Broke Up With Him

When you’re used to the roller-coaster emotions of bad relationships, it can be hard to believe in anything else.

#dating-and-relationships, #disabilities, #love-emotion

I Am Disabled. Why Can’t I Keep My Walker Outside My Front Door?

Co-op boards sometimes struggle to balance safety in their buildings and the needs of their older or disabled residents, but they’re required to try.

#disabilities, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

U.S. Sues Uber, Saying it Discriminated Against People With Disabilities

The Justice Department says Uber did not adjust its wait time fees for people with disabilities, even when Uber knew someone needed additional time.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #disabilities, #justice-department, #lyft-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transportation, #uber-technologies-inc, #wheelchairs

Marcel Hug and Madison de Rozario Win N.Y.C. Marathon Wheelchair Races

Hug, a four-time champion, dominated the men’s division, while de Rozario won her first women’s title, pulling away in the second half of the race.

#disabilities, #hug-marcel-1986, #madison-de-rozario, #mcfadden-tatyana-1989, #new-york-city-marathon, #schar-manuela-1984, #wheelchairs

Halloween Costumes Told the Story of My Disabled Body

For those of us made to feel shame about our bodies, it’s always Halloween.with bodies

#costumes, #disabilities, #discrimination, #fashion-and-apparel, #halloween

Here Are Some Halloween Costumes for Children with Special Needs

Seven families share their stories of putting together the perfect Halloween costumes for children with special needs.

#children-and-childhood, #costumes, #disabilities, #halloween, #wheelchairs

Halloween Costumes for Kids With Special Needs

Seven families share their stories of putting together the perfect Halloween costumes for children with special needs.

#children-and-childhood, #costumes, #disabilities, #halloween, #wheelchairs

Another Struggle for Long Covid Patients: Disability Benefits

President Biden has said the government should help people who continue to experience symptoms long after a coronavirus infection. But qualifying remains a major hurdle.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disabilities, #disability-insurance, #social-security-administration

The Student Body Is Deaf and Diverse. The School’s Leadership Is Neither.

More than 30 years after a groundbreaking protest at Gallaudet University in Washington, questions about leadership at a school for the deaf in Atlanta have been further compounded by race.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-school-for-the-deaf, #black-people, #deafness, #disabilities, #discrimination, #gallaudet-university, #minorities, #special-education

Alec Baldwin and the Gun Tragedy

Readers discuss the fatal shooting on a movie set. Also: How disabled people should be treated; exhaustion after Trump.

#actors-and-actresses, #baldwin-alec, #disabilities, #firearms, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #movies, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Can’t Astronauts Have Disabilities? 12 Flyers Search for Proof They Can.

People with different types of disabilities tested their skills and technologies on a zero-gravity research flight with the goal of proving that they can safely go to space.

#astroaccess-nonprofit, #disabilities, #gravitation-and-gravity, #private-spaceflight, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #space-and-astronomy

Is a Helen Keller Obsession Holding Disabled People Back?

We’ve used the story of her life as a kind of shorthand for the disabled experience, as if there were just one. But we are here and we are many.

#disabilities, #keller-helen, #writing-and-writers

AMC to Add Onscreen Captions at Some Locations

The move was lauded by advocates for the deaf and the hard of hearing, but theater owners worry audiences don’t want captions.

#amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #deafness, #disabilities, #movies, #theaters-buildings, #united-states

Jillian Mercado on ‘Generation Q’ and the Importance of Joyful Stories

Her role on Showtime’s “L Word” reboot offers a rare depiction of intimacy among disabled people. “There’s not one specific way to be queer,” she said.

#content-type-personal-profile, #disabilities, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mercado-jillian-1987, #television, #the-l-word-generation-q-tv-program

The Broad Uses of Disability Rights Protections

Our response to the pandemic has created an opportunity to transform this movement into a larger push for rights for all.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disabilities, #law-and-legislation, #minorities