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Added Entries, Volume 42, Issue 2

The following titles have been selected from materials that were added to the NLS reference collections from December 2015 to March 2016. Entries are arranged alphabetically, according to subject headings developed and used by the NLS Reference Section for its collections.

Advocacy for People with Disabilities

Boatman, M. (2016, January 8). Paul Timmons tapped as Red Cross disability integration coordinator[Press release]. Retrieved from www.wunderground.com/blog/Portlight/paul-timmons-tapped-as-red-cross-disability-integration-coordinator External link..

Express News Service. (2015, December 8). Battling blindness, good Samaritan doctor helps autistic kids. The New Indian Express. Retrieved from www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/Battling-Blindness-Good-Samaritan-Doctor-Helps-Autistic-Kids/2015/12/08/article3166102.ece External link..

Khan, F. (2015, December 27). U.S. health care is failing my patients. The Daily Beast. Retrieved from www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/12/27/u-s-healthcare-is-failing-my-patients.html External link..

Reiskin, J. (2015, December 23). Guest commentary: Listen to disability rights community. The Denver Post. Retrieved from http://www.denverpost.com/2015/12/23/guest-commentary-listen-to-disability-rights-community/ External link..

Affordable Care Act

National Council on Disability. (2016, January 19). Implementing the Affordable Care Act: A roadmap for people with disabilities. Retrieved from http://www.tilrc.org/assests/news/0116news/0116fed19.html External link.

Americans with Disabilities Act, P.L. 101-336

Greenwald, J. (2016, January 14). Mechanical engineer’s disability lawsuit reinstated. Business Insurance. Retrieved from www.businessinsurance.com/article/20160114/NEWS06/160119891/federal-district-court-fails-to-consider-2008-amendments-to?tags=%7C309%7C70%7C80%7C83%7C302 External link..

Arthritis

Jones, Keith (ed.). Arthritis sourcebook. (2016). Louisville, KY: Omnigraphics.

Artists with Disabilities

BBCNews. (2015, December 15). The ‘golden age’ of disability arts. Retrieved from www.bbc.com/news/disability-35063050 External link..

Handler, R. (2016, February 9). Stop excluding actors with disabilities. Backstage. Retrieved from www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/stop-excluding-actors-disabilities/ External link..

Assistive Technology

Makerbot Thingverse. (2015, December 17). “Mouth operated mouse” wins Assistive Technology Challenge. Business Wire. Retrieved from http://businesswire.com/news/home/20151217005996/en/%E2%80%9CMouth-Operated-Mouse%E2%80%9D-Wins--Assistive-Technology External link..

Pultarova, T. (2015, December 10). Blindness in a high-tech age. E&T: Engineering and Technology Magazine, 10(12).

Assistive Technology Products

Esposito, L. (2015, December 16). Holiday gifts for senior safety and peace of mind. And don’t forget caregivers, who also deserve a holiday boost. U.S. News and World Report: Health. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015-12-16/holiday-gifts-for-senior-safety-and-peace-of-mind External link..

TechCocktail. (2015,  December 20). How seniors can risk-proof their homes with today’s technology. Retrieved from http://tech.co/seniors-risk-proof-homes-technology-2015-12 External link..

Assistive Technology Products for Daily Living—Reading

Armstrong, A. (2016, January 13). Technology evolves to aid students learning with dyslexia. Chugiak Eagle River Star. Retrieved from www.alaskastar.com/2016-01-13/technology-evolves-aid-students-learning-dyslexia External link..

Assistive Technology Products for People with Disabilities—Funding

Scroxton, A. (2015, December 30). Inclusive Technology Prize showcases apps and services for the disabled. Computer Weekly. Retrieved from www.computerweekly.com/feature/Inclusive-Technology-Prize-showcases-apps-and-services-for-the-disabled External link..

Assistive Technology Products for People with Disabilities—Mobility

Dupre, K. (2016, February 2). Target rolls out new shopping carts designed with disability in mind. Mashable. Retrieved from http://mashable.com/2016/02/15/carolines-cart-target-disability/ External link..

Assistive Technology Products for People with Visual Impairments

Heisler, Y. (2016, January 14). Researchers develop a revolutionary braille tablet for the blind. BGR. Retrieved from http://bgr.com/2016/01/14/braille-tablet-prototype-blind/ External link..

Muche, K. (2015, December 10). How technology is working to help blind and partially sighted people. Verizon News Center. Retrieved from www.verizonwireless.com/news/article/2015/12/how-technology-is-working-to-help-blind-people.html External link..

Attitudes toward People with Disabilities

Adams, R. (2016, February 10). Building disability literacy, one brick at a time. Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/rachel-adams/building-disability-literacy-one-brick-at-a-time_b_9189668.html External link..

Diament, M. (2015, December 8). Disability awareness effort asks people to ‘just say hi.’ Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/12/08/disability-effort-just-say-hi/21654 External link..

Glass, D. (2016, January 12). ‘Shocking’ abuse of Victorians with disabilities. The Age Comment. Retrieved from www.theage.com.au/comment/shocking-abuse-of-victorians-with-disabilities-20160111-gm37o4.html External link..

Lintz, J. (2016, February 4). It is time to eliminate offensive terms about people with disabilities. Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/janice-s-lintz/it-is-time-to-eliminate-o_1_b_9151624.html External link..

Sparapani, J. (2015, December 31). 'People-first' means respect at Perkins School for the Blind. TechTarget. Retrieved from http://searchcio.techtarget.com/blog/TotalCIO/People-first-means-respect-at-Perkins-School-for-the-BIind External link..

Thorpe, J.R. (2016, January 7). What’s an invisible disability? 7 things you need to know. Bustle. Retrieved from http://www.bustle.com/articles/114205-whats-an-invisible-disability-7-things-you-need-to-know External link..

Venugopal, V. (2015, December 27). PM Narendra Modi suggests use of 'divyang' for persons with disability in his 'Mann ki Baat'. Economic Times. Retrieved from http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-12-27/news/69334731_1_mann-ki-baat-pm-narendra-modi-disability-affairs External link..

Audio Description

Snyder, J. (2014). The visual made verbal: A comprehensive training manual and guide to the history and applications of audio description.  Arlington, VA: American Council of the Blind.

Still, J. (2015, December 2). 'The Wiz Live!' will be accessible to visually impaired people & it's a welcome entertainment first. Bustle. Retrieved from www.bustle.com/articles/127084-the-wiz-live-will-be-accessible-to-visually-impaired-people-its-a-welcome-entertainment-first External link..

Autism

Zablotsky, B. et. al. (2015, November13). Estimated prevalence of autism and other developmental disabilities following questionnaire changes in the 2014 National Health Interview Survey. National Health Statistics Reports, (87). Retrieved from www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr087.pdf [PDF: 292.8 KB / 21 p.].

Barrier-Free Architecture

Gebremenden, Y. (2016, January 15). Ethiopia: Disability, accessibility in sustainable urban development. The Ethiopian Herald. Retrieved from http://allafrica.com/stories/201601151246.html External link..

Hofmann, M. (2016, January 23). Real estate agents adapt to needs of clients with disabilities seeking the right home. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-disability-20160123-story.html External link..

Barrier-Free Architecture—Public Facilities

The Hindu. (2015, December 4). Rally for barrier-free society. Retrieved from www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kozhikode/rally-for-barrierfree-society/article7947403.ece External link..

Biography of Deaf-Blind People—Keller, Helen

Keller, H., & In Haller, B. A. (2015). Byline of hope: Collected newspaper and magazine writing of Helen Keller. Louisville, KY: Avocado Press.

Biography of Leaders in Work with Blind People (A-L)

Montague-Devaud, A. (2015, August 11). American Foundation for the Blind President & CEO, Carl Augusto, to retire in spring 2016 [Press release]. New York: American Foundation for the Blind. Retrieved from www.afb.org/info/about-us/press-room/press-release-archive/-afb-president-andceo-carl-augusto-to-retire-in-spring-2016-/1245 External link..

Montague, A. (2016). The American Foundation for the Blind Names Kirk Adams as next President and CEO [Press release]. Retrieved from www.afb.org/info/about-us/press-room/press-release-archive/kirk-adams-is-next-afb-president-and-ceo/1245 External link..

Biography of Leaders in Work with Blind People (M-Z)

American Printing House for the Blind President, Tuck Tinsley, to retire in early 2016 [Press release].  (July 24, 2015). Retrieved from www.aph.org/pr/american-printing-house-for-the-blind-president-tuck-tinsley-to-retire-in-early-2016/ External link..

Blindness—Foreign Countries

Ainebyoona, E. (2015, December 17). Uganda: Blindness plagues north. All Africa. Retrieved from http://allafrica.com/stories/201512170890.html External link..

Mathers, I. (2015, October 12). Best of 2015: Analysis on Ebola, conflict and refugees. SciDevNet. Retrieved from www.scidev.net/global/vulnerability/feature/best-2015-analysis-ebola-conflict-refugees-human-rights.html External link..

The Tribune. (2015, December 8). States told to give disability relief to acid attack victims. Retrieved from www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/states-told-to-give-disability-relief-to-acid-attack-victims/168093.html External link..

Blindness—Prevention

Beaubien, J. (2016, January 15). What a difference a drug makes in the fight against river blindness. National Public Radio (NPR). Retrieved from www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/01/14/462911847/what-a-difference-a-drug-makes-in-the-fight-against-river-blindness External link..

Blackwell, T. (2015, December 14). U.S. agency earning millions from anti-blindness pill defends it after Canadians’ safety alert. National Post. Retrieved from http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-firm-and-u-s-research-agency-in-heated-battle-over-safety-of-anti-blindness-pill External link..

Haelle, T. (2015, November 16). Mother’s milk may help prevent blindness in preemies. NPR:WBEZ91.5. Retrieved from www.npr.org/sections/healthshots/2015/11/16/456209017/mothers-milk-may-help-prevent-blindness-in-preemies External link..

Blindness—Research

Abelson, R., & Creswell, J. (2015, December 19). Theranos founder faces a test of technology, and reputation. The New York Times. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/2015/12/20/business/theranos-founder-faces-a-test-of-technology-and-reputation.html External link..

Banerjee, S. (2015, December 6). HelpMeSee unfolds cutting-edge technology to combat blindness. The Hindu. Retrieved from www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/helpmesee-unfolds-cuttingedge-technology-to-combat-blindness/article7953264.ece External link..

DNA India. (2015, December 1). Scientists grow retinal nerve cells which could help people blinded by glaucoma, MS. Retrieved from www.dnaindia.com/health/report-scientists-grow-retinal-nerve-cells-which-could-help-people-blinded-by-glaucoma-ms-2150715 External link..

Harvey, C. (2016, January 19). Can virtual reality be the next thing in curing blindness? Bloomberg. Retrieved from hhttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-19/can-virtual-reality-be-the-next-big-thing-in-curing-blindness- External link..

Neuroskeptic. (2015, November 20). Multiple personalities, blindness, and the brain. Discover. Retrieved from  http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2015/11/20/multiple-personalities-blindness-and-the-brain/. External link..

Olinger, D. (2015, December 10). University hospital performs first bionic eye transplant in Colorado. The Denver Post. Retrieved from www.denverpost.com/news/local/ci_29227656/university-hospital-performs-first-bionic-eye-transplant-in-colorado External link..

Spencer, B. (2016, February 4). Could STATINS help restore vision? Drugs found to clear away deposits that cause blindness in the elderly. Daily Mail. Retrieved from www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3432036/Could-STATINS-help-restore-vision-Drugs-clear-away-deposits-cause-blindness-elderly.html External link..

Blindness—Foreign Countries

Indore, N.K. (2015, December 8). Barwani botched eye surgery: Eye wash caused infection, blindness. Hindustan Times. Retrieved from www.hindustantimes.com/indore/barwani-incident-eye-wash-caused-infection-and-blindness/story-9cPh9pYPb75x55u01AlA5M.html External link..

Braille—Instruction

Pillischer, D. (2015). Braille instruction everywhere: Introducing the Cosmo Brailler. Further Reflections 34(4). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/fr/fr34/4/fr340407.htm External link..

Swenson, A.M. (2016). Beginning with braille. New York: AFB Press.

Braille Mathematics

Walker, C.A.C. (2015, December). A Cry for unity in creating textbooks for the blind. Braille Monitor, 58(11). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm15/bm1511/bm151104.htm External link..

Caregivers

Collins, M. (2015, December 1). The Great caregiver quest. New Mobility. Retrieved from www.newmobility.com/2015/12/caregiver-quest External link..

Park-Lee, E.  et al. (2015, December). Variation in adult day services center participant characteristics, by center ownership: United States, 2014. NCHA Data Brief, (227). Retrieved from www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/DataBriefs/db227.htm External link..

Winnegar, A. (2015, December 20). Understanding disability: Need for caregivers in state grows, data shows. Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved from www.santafenewmexican.com/news/health_and_science/understanding-disability-need-for-caregivers-in-state-grows-data-shows/article_6e421604-24bb-5677-9b32-5248768c39d3.html External link..

Zukowski, M. (2015, December 19). Grief, acceptance part of hospice process. Fond du Lac Reporter. Retrieved from www.fdlreporter.com/story/life/2015/12/19/end-life-care/74214294 External link..

Cerebral Palsy

Brunel University London. (2015, December 2). Researchers find adults with cerebral palsy more likely to have chronic health conditions. Retrieved from http://www.brunel.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/articles/Researchers-find-adults-with-cerebral-palsy-more-likely-to-have-chronic-health-conditions External link..

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. (2015, December 4). Film is ‘invaluable resource’ for people with cerebral palsy. Retrieved from www.csp.org.uk/news/2015/12/04/film-invaluable-resource-people-cerebral-palsy External link..

Heasley, S. (2015, December 9). No drop in cerebral palsy prevalence, CDC finds. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/12/09/no-drop-cp-prevalence-cdc/21661 External link..

Serbin, S.L. (2015, December 02). Cerebral palsy can’t stop this superhero. Daily Times News. Retrieved from www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20151202/cerebral-palsy-cant-stop-this-superhero External link..

Child Abuse

Williams, M. (2015, December 9). Investigation of Peck School details alleged abuse committed by school staff against disabled children in Holyoke. MassLive. Retrieved from www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/12/peck_school_investigation_details_alleged_abuse.html External link..

The Disability Law Center. (2015, December 9). Disability Law Center investigation Report. Peck school, Holyoke, Massachusetts. Retrieved from www.scribd.com/doc/292833062/Peck-Report-Dec-9-2015-FINAL External link..

Clothing for People with Disabilities

Frumkin, R. (2016, February 24). Artist aims for radical visibility with new clothing line for queer people with disabilities. Medill Reports Chicago. Retrieved from http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/artist-aims-for-radical-visibility-with-new-clothing-line-for-queer-people-with-disabilities/ External link..

Color Blindness

Coady, G. (2016, January 13). 5 ways to improve your ecommerce design for colourblind users. Shopify. Retrieved from www.shopify.com/partners/blog/86314118-5-ways-to-improve-your-ecommerce-design-for-colourblind-users?platform=hootsuite External link..

Goodman, M. (2015, December 9). New glasses ‘correct’ colour blindness for some. Health24: Eye Health. Retrieved from www.health24.com/Medical/Eye/Eye-disorders/new-glasses-correct-colour-blindness-for-some-20151208 External link..

Veronin, N. (2016, February 28). Life in Technicolor—One month wearing EnChroma’s color blindness-fixing glasses: By blocking wavelengths, glasses create a new world complete with grass, traffic lights. Ars Technica. Retrieved from http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/02/seeing-in-techicolor-one-month-wearing-enchromas-color-blindness-correcting-glasses/ External link..

Crime Prevention for People with Disabilities

Diament, M. (2015, December 15). FBI reports rise in disability-related hate crimes. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/12/15/fbi-rise-hate-crimes/21690 External link..

Prial, D. (2015, December 28). 10 tips for avoiding financial fraud in 2016. FoxBusiness. Retrieved from www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2015/12/28/10-tips-for-avoiding-financial-fraud-in-2016 External link..

Dementia and Visual Impairments

Weintraub, K. (2015, December 29). Ask well: Is mild cognitive impairment reversible? The New York Times. Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/29/ask-well-is-mild-cognitive-impairment-reversible/ External link..

Depression and Blindness

Demmitt, A. (2015, December 22). Depression during the holidays and beyond.  Vision Aware. Retrieved from www.visionaware.org/blog/visually-impaired-now-what/depression-during-the-holidays-and-beyond/12 External link..

Depression and Physical Disability

Boatman, M. (2015, December 7). Is suicide an option? Depends if you’re disabled, says study. New Mobility. Retrieved from www.newmobility.com/2015/12/is-suicide-an-option External link..

Diabetes—Statistics

Diabetes in Control. (2015, December 4). Equations developed to determine blindness, limb amputation risks. Retrieved from www.diabetesincontrol.com/diabetes-risk-assessment-equation/ External link..

Hippisley-Cox, J. and Coupland, C. (2015, November 11). Development and validation of risk prediction equations to estimate future risk of blindness and lower limp amputation in patients with diabetes: cohort study. CCBY Open Access. Retrieved from https://lancashirecarelibraryblog.com/2015/11/21/development-and-validation-of-risk-prediction-equations-to-estimate-future-risk-of-blindness-and-lower-limb-amputation-in-patients-with-diabetes-cohort-study/ External link..

Disabilities

Omnigraphics. (2016). Disability sourcebook. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics.

Disabilities in Art

Frank, S. M. (2015, December 8). Deafness is having a cultural moment. So why are deaf roles still handed to hearing actors? Washington Post. Retrieved from www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/12/08/deafness-is-having-a-cultural-moment-so-why-are-deaf-roles-still-handed-to-hearing-actors/ External link..

Gumbrecht, J. (2015, December 8). “Softness in the struggle”: Living with a disability. CNN PHOTOS. Retrieved from www.cnn.com/2015/12/09/health/cnnphotos-living-with-disability-camilla External link..

Disabilities in Children’s Literature

Day, S. (2015, December 8). Why we have to create more disabled characters in children’s fiction. The Guardian. Retrieved from www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/dec/08/why-we-have-to-create-more-disabled-characters-in-childrens-fiction External link..

Quibell, M. (2015, December 8). Disability inclusive books that should be available in English—in pictures. The Guardian. Retrieved from www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2015/dec/08/disability-inclusive-books-that-should-be-available-in-english External link..

Disabilities in Media

Gibson, C. (2016, January 5). A disability-focused website ran a ‘funny’ post on autism. Anger ensued. The Washington Post. Retrieved from www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/a-disability-focused-website-ran-a-funny-post-about-autism-outrage-ensued/2016/01/05/366fbd14-b311-11e5-9388-466021d971de_story.html External link..

Rucker, A. (2015, November 1). The Inspectors: Bright light on a dim world. New Mobility. Retrieved from www.newmobility.com/2015/11/the-inspectors/ External link..

Sheehy, J. (2016, January 14). Downton Abbey: A disability-inclusive workplace? U.S. Department of Labor Blog. Retrieved from https://blog.dol.gov/2016/01/14/downton-abbey-a-disability-inclusive-workplace/ External link..

Disabilities—Definition

The Associated Press. (2015, December 07). Steve Sarkisian sues USC for discrimination based on his disability—alcoholism. NOLA. Retrieved from www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2015/12/steve_sarkisian_sues_usc_for_d.html External link..

Disabilities-Foreign Countries

BBC News. (2016, January 8). Disability benefit tests have doubled in cost, says NAO. Retrieved from www.bbc.com/news/uk-35256386 External link..

Bexley, A. (2015, December 9). Social media ignites disability movement in Indonesia. In Asia. Retrieved from http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2015/12/09/social-media-ignites-disability-movement-in-indonesia External link..

CBCNews. (2015, December 3). Guelph study identifies job barriers for graduates with disabilities. Retrieved from www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/students-with-disability-face-employment-barriers-wage-gap-1.3347840 External link..

Chan, H. A. (2015, December 12). LCQ12: Barrier-free access and facilities in public rental housing estates. 7thSpace Interactive. Retrieved from http://7thspace.com/headlines/521982/lcq12_barrier_free_access_and_facilities_in_public_rental_housing_estates.html External link..

Chifamba, C. (2015, December 4). Zimbabwe: Disability levy – the unanswered questions. All Africa. Retrieved from http://allafrica.com/stories/201512070389.html External link..

Fox, N. (2015, December 4). Learning disability employment rate ‘unacceptable.’ BBC News. Retrieved from www.bbc.com/news/disability-35005362 External link..

Kuper, H. (2016, January 14). Focus on disability: Kids at risk from El Nino. SciDevNet. Retrieved from www.scidev.net/global/children/analysis-blog/disability-kids-risk-el-nino-food-security.html External link..

Nagarajan, R. (2015, December 17). With disability bill stuck in PMO, hope fades for its passage in House. Times of India. Retrieved from http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/With-disability-bill-stuck-in-PMO-hope-fades-for-its-passage-in-House/articleshow/50212170.cms External link..

Stone, J. (2015, December 8). The DWP is cutting a disability benefit that already leaves a third of recipients struggling to afford food. The Independent. Retrieved from www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-government-is-cutting-a-disability-benefit-that-already-leaves-a-third-of-recipients-unable-to-a6764641.html External link..

Taber, J. (2015, December 3). Half of Canadians accept job disability discrimination. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/half-of-canadians-accept-job-disability-discrimination/article27575737/ External link..

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). (2015). The Dhaka Declaration on Disability and Disaster Risk Management adopted at the Dhaka Conference on Disability and Disaster Risk Management.” [Press Release] Prevention Web. Retrieved from www.preventionweb.net/files/47093_dhakadeclaration.pdf [PDF: 474 KB / 5 p.] External link..

Warat, N. (2015, December 16). Local pathways to disability-inclusive governance in Indonesia. In Asia. Retrieved from http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2015/12/16/local-pathways-to-disability-inclusive-governance-in-indonesia External link..

Disabilities--Statistics--Foreign Countries

People with disabilities at added risk in war, displacement. (2015, December 3). Human Rights Watch. Retrieved from www.hrw.org/news/2015/12/03/people-disabilities-added-risk-war-displacement External link..

Disability Integration Act of 2015

Beam, A. (2016, January 7). Schumer bill aims to help disabled become more independent. Times Herald-Record. Retrieved from www.recordonline.com/article/20160107/NEWS/160109551 External link..

Disability Integration Act of 2015, S. 2252, 114th Cong. (2015). Retrieved from Congress.gov. URL: www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2427/text?format=xml.

Gerould, A. (2016, January 7). Schumer: Congress must pass Disability Integration Act of 2015. Utica Observer-Dispatch. Retrieved from www.uticaod.com/article/20160107/NEWS/160109627 External link..

Long Island News & PR. (2016, January 8). Schumer pushes legislation that gives individuals with disabilities option to live fuller, more independent lives with long-term services & supports. [Press release]. Retrieved from www.longisland.com/news/01-07-16/schumer-individuals-with-disabilities-option-to-live-independently.html External link..

Disability Studies

Morris, R. (2013, November 4). Disability studies faculty unsatisfied with mobility challenge. thereview. Retrieved from http://udreview.com/disability-studies-faculty-unsatisfied-with-mobility-challenge/ External link..

Noe, A. (2015, December 6). Physical disability and engineering of environments. NPR. Retrieved from www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2015/12/06/458454543/physical-disability-and-engineering-of-environments External link..

Education for Blind Children

Incidental learning: what is it? (n.d.) Family Connect. Retrieved from www.familyconnect.org/info/browse-by-age/infants-and-toddlers/education-iandt/incidental-learning/1235 External link..

Education for Blind People

Willert, T. (2015, November 2015). School for blind leadership draws questions, inquiry. The Oklahoman. Retrieved from http://newsok.com/article/5462231 External link..

Education for Blind People—Foreign Countries

Rumi Consultancy. (2015, November 24). Visually impaired find light of knowledge at school for the blind. The World Bank. Retrieved from www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2015/11/24/visually-impaired-find-light-of-knowledge-at-school-for-the-blind External link..

Education for Children with Disabilities

Diament, M. (2015, December 10). Education law tightens testing cap for students with disabilities. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/12/10/education-tightens-testing-cap/21667 External link..

Heasley, S. (2015, December 17.) Graduation rate trending up for students with disabilities. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/12/17/graduation-rate-trending-up/21698 External link..

Heasley, S. (2016, February 2). Report: Inclusion on rise in nation’s schools. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/02/02/report-inclusion-rise/21862 External link..

Employment of People with Disabilities

Blahovec, S. (2016, February 24). Why hire disabled workers? 4 powerful (and inclusive) companies answer. Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-blahovec/why-hire-disabled-workers_b_9292912.html External link..

Global Newswire. (2016, January11). Kessler Foundation grants $282K to implement customized employment strategies for people with developmental disabilities in Maryland [Press release]. Retrieved from www.econotimes.com/Kessler-Foundation-Grants-$282K-to-Implement-Customized-Employment-Strategies-for-People-with-Developmental-Disabilities-in-Maryland-141336 External link..

Perry, D. M. (2016, February 5). Disabled people need not apply: It’s time to ban discriminatory clauses in job postings. Al Jazeera America. Retrieved from http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2016/2/disabled-people-need-not-apply.html External link..

Employment of People with Disabilities—Federal Government

Nichols, L. (2015, November 20). Labor Department feels out agencies for disability employment campaign. PRWeek. Retrieved from www.prweek.com/article/1373621/labor-department-feels-agencies-disability-employment-campaign External link..

Employment of People with Disabilities—Hiring Policies

HR.BLR.com (2015, December 8). Employers often uneasy about hiring workers with learning disabilities survey shows. Retrieved from http://hr.blr.com/HR-news/Discrimination/Disabilities-ADA/Employers-hiring-workers-learning-disabilities# External link..

Employment of People with Disabilities—Statistics

Kessler Foundation. (2016, January 8). nTIDE jobs report: To close 2015, struggles continue for Americas with disabilities trying to enter workforce [Press release]. Retrieved from http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/01/08/800573/10159007/en/nTIDE-Jobs-Report-To-Close-2015-Struggles-Continue-for-Americans-with-Disabilities-Trying-to-Enter-workforce.html External link..

Employment of People with Disabilities—Training Centers

Diament, M. (2015, December 18). Hotel centered around workers with special needs set to open. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/12/18/hotel-special-needs External link..

Employment of People with Visual Impairments

Winter, B. (2015, December 2). Four jobs you won't believe people who are blind can do: These four remarkable and successful individuals are helping change the world’s perception about people with blindness. Perkins School for the Blind. Retrieved from www.perkins.org/stories/blog/four-jobs-you-wont-believe-people-who-are-blind-can-do External link..

Employment of Women with Disabilities

RTQuestion More. (2015, December 25). Hands-free cosmetics: Amazing makeup artists beats disability to follow dream. Retrieved from www.rt.com/usa/327046-hands-free-makeup-artist-disability External link..

Electronic Books—Standards

Straumsheim, C. (2015, November 2015). U of Michigan Press endorses accessible book publishing guidelines: The disability studies scholars behind guidelines on accessibility in publishing gain their first endorsement from a university press. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/11/03/u-michigan-press-endorses-accessible-book-publishing-guidelines External link..

Games for People with Visual Impairments

Pauls, J. (2015, November). Gaming access: 64 Oz. Games promotes braille literacy and fun at the same time. Access world, 16 (11). Retrieved from www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw161108 External link..

Gaming for People with Disabilities

Announcing the Ablegamers 2015 Accessible Game of the Year. (2016, January 21). The Able Gamers Charity. Retrieved from www.ablegamers.com/ablegamers-news/announcing-the-ablegamers-2015-accessible-game-of-the-year External link..

Banks, C. (2015, December 23). Adaptive gaming: leveling the playing field. Interface. Retrieved from http://ascla.ala.org/interface/2015/12/adaptive-gaming-leveling-the-playing-field/ External link..

Gaming for People with Visual Impairments

Sapieha, C. (2016, January 21). Daughter’s blindness inspires UK software designer to make video games that can be played by both sighted and visually impaired players. Financial Post. Retrieved from http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/daughters-blindness-inspires-uk-software-designer-to-make-video-games-that-can-be-played-by-both-sighted-and-visually-impaired-players?__lsa=ad4a-7686 External link..

Gene Therapy

Feller, S. (2016, January 27). Blindness-causing genetic defect corrected using CRISPR. United Press International. Retrieved from www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/01/27/Blindness-causing-genetic-defect-corrected-using-CRISPR/6631453918158 External link..

National Eye Institute. (2015, December 21). International study reveals new genetic clues to age- related macular degeneration. National Institutes of Health. Retrieved from www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/international-study-reveals-new-genetic-clues-age-related-macular-degeneration External link..

Paddock, C. (2015, December 22). Macular degeneration research gets a boost from large gene study. MNT: Medical News Today. Retrieved from www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304394.php External link..

Wang, W. et al. (2015, November 30). Parkinson’s disease-associated mutant VPS35 causes mitochondrial dysfunction by recycling DLP1 complexes. Nature Medicine. Retrieved from http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v22/n1/full/nm.3983.html External link..

Glaucoma

Global glaucoma surgical devices industry 2016 worldwide market size, share, trend, analysis, growth and research report. (2016, June 3). [Press release]. Researchmoz Global PVT LTD. Retrieved fromwww.medgadget.com/2016/06/global-glaucoma-surgical-devices-industry-2016-worldwide-market-size-share-trend-analysis-growth-and-research-report.html External link..

InnFocus Inc. (2015). FDA approves InnFocus glaucoma study expansion: Final clinical testing phase to begin  [Press release]. Retrieved from www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fda-approves-innfocus-glaucoma-study-expansion-300175743.html External link..

Grants and Scholarships (General)

Government assistance almanac. (23rd ed.)(2015). Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics.

Hearing Impairments

Shaw, J. (2015, December 10). Deaf employee sues UPS. Philly.com. Retrieved from www.philly.com/philly/news/20151210_Deaf_employee_sues_UPS.html.

Shockman, E., &  Intagliata, C. (2015, December 1). Scientists say they have a new cure for hearing loss. NPR: WBEZ91.5. Retrieved from www.wbez.org/news/scientists-say-they-have-new-cure-hearing-loss-114019 External link..

Higher Education for People with Disabilities

LaVenture, L. (2016, January 14). Not all disabilities are visible. The Pioneer. Retrieved from http://thepioneeronline.com/28966/campus/not-all-disabilities-are-visible/ External link..

Housing

White, G. B. (2015, December 15). Nowhere to go: The housing crisis facing Americans with disabilities. The Atlantic. Retrieved from www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/12/renting-with-a-disability/420555/ External link..

Income Tax

Brunson, M. (2015, March). Tax tips from the IRS. Braille Forum 53(9). Retrieved from www.acb.org/node/2170 External link..

Intellectual Disabilities

Learning disabilities treatment care is ‘shocking’ (2016, February 22). BBC NEWS UK. Retrieved from www.bbc.com/news/uk-35616956 External link..

Labels and Labeling Systems for People with Visual Impairments

Charilson, K. (2015, March). President’s message: More on accessible prescription labels. Braille Forum 53(9). Retrieved from www.acb.org/node/2169 External link..

Legal Rights of People with Disabilities

Brody, E. (2016, February 22). Meet a disabilities lawyer pushing the envelope on digital accessibility. Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved from www.jta.org/2016/02/22/default/meet-a-disabilities-lawyer-pushing-the-envelope-on-digital-accessibility External link..

Gibson, C. (2016, February 10). The 2016 conversation has ignored disabled people. Now, they want to be heard. The Washington Post. Retrieved from www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/02/10/the-2016-conversation-has-ignored-disabled-people-now-they-want-to-be-heard External link..

Legislation for Blind People

Cazares, G. (2015, December). The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act. Braille Monitor, 58(11). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm15/bm1511/bm151106.htm External link..

Legislation for People with Disabilities

Grunberger, A. (2016, February 10). Advocates push for phase out of subminimum wages for workers with disabilities. MarylandReporter.com. Retrieved from http://marylandreporter.com/2016/02/10/advocates-push-for-phase-out-of-subminimum-wages-for-workers-with-disabilities External link..

Library Services--Americans with Disabilities Act, P.L. 101-336

Kowalsky, M., & Woodruff, J. (2015, November 18). Inclusion starts with awareness. Library Journal. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/11/opinion/backtalk/inclusion-starts-with-awareness-backtalk/ External link..

Library Services for People with Visual Impairments--United Kingdom

Royal National Institute of Blind People. (2015, winter). Celebrating 80 years of Talking Books. Read On, 23. 8-11.

Macular Degeneration

Diazion, D. (2015, December 9). Age-related macular degeneration global clinical trials review 2015 market research store, size, share, analysis. Macular Degeneration Association. Retrieved from http://macularhope.org/age-related-macular-degeneration-global-clinical-trials-review/ External link..

Schroeder, M.O. (2015 December 10). Researchers seek path to prevent macular degeneration: Here’s what you can do now to lower your risk of this leading cause of age-related vision loss. U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved from: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2015/12/10/researchers-seek-path-to-prevent-macular-degeneration External link..

Sowders, D. (2015, December 12). Age-related macular degeneration cases expected to rise. Eastern Arizona Courier. Retrieved from www.eacourier.com/news/age-related-macular-degeneration-cases-expected-to-rise/article_c2a39f08-9e12-11e5-bcc2-e3bdd74f126e.html External link..

Mobile Apps for People with Disabilities

Navarro, A. (2015, November 24). Researchers develop new app that can help seniors live better. Tech Times. Retrieved from www.techtimes.com/articles/109590/20151124/researchers-develop-new-app-that-can-help-seniors-live-better.htm External link..

QCOnline.com. (2015, December 7). Pilot studies continue on new app to aid senior living. Retrieved from www.qconline.com/life/pilot-studies-continue-on-new-app-to-aid-senior-living/article_f1f03edc-612d-5e8b-b614-50cca08e8e09.html External link..

Zaluzny, P. (2016, January 21). Accessible Apps: We look at apps that can turn a smartphone into a device to assist people living with disabilities. Choice. Retrieved from www.choice.com.au/electronics-and-technology/computers/computer-software/articles/life-assistance-apps External link..

Mobile Apps for People with Visual Impairments

Savage, M. (2016, January 23). Pixar’s new app gives the blind a new way to experience movies. KQED News. Retrieved from http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/01/23/pixar-new-app-gives-blind-new-way-to-experience-movies/.

Money

Feldman, C. (2016, January 19). ABLE program provides tax-free savings for disabled children. Ottawa Citizen.

Multiple Sclerosis—Research

Breunlin, E. (2015, December 4). Grant to advance multiple sclerosis research at BloodCenter. BizTimes: Milwaukee Business Times. Retrieved from www.biztimes.com/2015/12/04/bloodcenter-investigator-rakes-in-700000-for-multiple-sclerosis-research External link..

Sanders, L. (2015, December 2). Pregnancy hormone could keep multiple sclerosis at bay. ScienceNews.Retrieved from www.sciencenews.org/article/pregnancy-hormone-could-keep-multiple-sclerosis-bay External link..

University of Cambridge. (2015, December 9). Vitamin D could repair nerve damage in multiple sclerosis, study suggests. BioScience Technology. Retrieved from www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/12/vitamin-d-could-repair-nerve-damage-multiple-sclerosis-study-suggests External link..

Muscular Dystrophy

Basulto, D. (2015, November 19). How CRISPR could lead to a cure for muscular dystrophy. The Washington Post. Retrieved from www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2015/11/19/how-crispr-could-lead-to-a-cure-for-muscular-dystrophy External link..

Burton, T. M. (2015, November 24). FDA panel: BioMarin muscular dystrophy drug trails didn’t prove effectiveness. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from www.wsj.com/articles/fda-panel-biomarin-muscular-dystrophy-drug-trials-didnt-prove-effectiveness-1448409019 External link..

Callaway E. (2015, November 14). Puppy bred to have muscular dystrophy saved by surprise mutation. Dog study provides potential pathways to new treatments for the disease.  Scientific  American. Retrieved from www.scientificamerican.com/article/puppy-bred-to-have-muscular-dystrophy-saved-by-surprise-mutation/?print=true.

GenomeWeb.(2015, December 11). Sick Kids Researchers Use CRISPR/Cas9 to Remove Duplications in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Retrieved from www.genomeweb.com/gene-silencinggene-editing/sick-kids-researchers-use-crisprcas9-remove-duplications-duchenne External link..

Katinas, P. (2015, December 7). FDA to hold Jan. 22 hearing on muscular dystrophy drug. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Retrieved from www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/12/7/fda-hold-jan-22-hearing-muscular-dystrophy-drug External link..

Steele, A. (2015, November 17). Sarepta cites positive muscular dystrophy drug trail results. Patients using eteplirsen experienced a slower rate of Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from www.wsj.com/articles/sarepta-cites-positive-muscular-dystrophy-drug-trial-results-1447776751 External link..

Nursing Homes

Alleman, P. (2015, December 10). How to avoid a nursing home nightmare. WIAT. Retrieved from http://klfy.com/2015/12/10/how-to-avoid-a-nursing-home-nightmare External link..

Di, L. (2015, December 4). Nursing home abuse needs to be a priority for the federal government. The Global Dispatch. Retrieved from www.theglobaldispatch.com/nursing-home-abuse-needs-to-be-a-priority-for-the-federal-government-19703/ External link..

Dupuy, B. (2015, December 28). Drug thefts turn up big in state report on abuse and neglect of vulnerable Minnesotans. StarTribune. Retrieved from www.startribune.com/drug-thefts-turn-up-big-in-state-report-on-abuse-and-neglect-of-vulnerable-minnesotans/363642041/ External link..

Japan Today. (2015, December 10). 3 ex-employees of nursing home face charges for abusing elderly residents. Retrieved from www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/3-ex-employees-of-nursing-home-face-charges-for-abusing-elderly-residents External link..

Wadas, E. (2015, December 16). Illinois nursing homes to allow ‘granny cams’ in 2016. WQAD. Retrieved from http://wqad.com/2015/12/16/illinois-nursing-homes-to-allow-granny-cams-in-2016/ External link..

Parents with Disabilities

Goldberg, E. (2015, December 23). Grandma with disability raising 2 grandsons needs extra help this holiday. Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/disabled-grandmother-raising-2-grandsons-with-autism-fighting-to-keep-home-this-holiday_567ac87ee4b0b958f658dc06 External link..

Parkinson’s Disease

Aitken, V. (2015, December 8). Parkinson’s disease drug changed Falklands veteran’s life—but now the NHS has axed it.  The Mirror. Retrieved from www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/parkinsons-disease-drug-changed-falklands-6975162 External link..

Boxe, A.B. (2015, December 11). Pesticide in milk may be linked to Parkinson’s disease. Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/milk-pesticide-parkinsons-disease_566ae9e3e4b009377b24a78a External link..

Dunham, M. (2015, December 10). Alaska artist's graphic novel about Parkinson's disease part of innovative series of medical texts. The Alaska Dispatch. Retrieved from www.adn.com/article/20151210/alaska-artist-peter-dunlap-shohl-releases-graphic-novel-about-parkinsons-disease External link..

McFadden, M. (2015, December 11). Researcher’s study shows one step closer to preventing Parkinson’s disease.  Ivanhoe.

Penn State News. (2015, December 3). The medical minute: With Parkinson’s disease, countering symptoms is key. Retrieved from http://news.psu.edu/story/383426/2015/12/03/medical-minute-parkinson%E2%80%99s-disease-countering-symptoms-key External link..

Ross, J. (2015, December 15). Australian stem cell bid to cure Parkinson’s disease. The Australian. Retrieved from www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/australian-stem-cell-bid-to-cure-parkinsons-disease/news-story/dd4e796d51aa86f76b794f14db5c26e4 External link..

Van Adel Research Institute. (2015, November 24). Slower aging may protect cells in brain from Parkinson’s disease  [Press release]. Retrieved from www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-11/vari-sam112415.php External link..

Ward, B. (2015, December 13). UC San Diego receives Michael J Fox Foundation grant to identify Parkinson’s biomarkers. Imperial Valley News. Retrieved from www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php/news/health-news/6801-uc-san-diego-receives-michael-j-fox-foundation-grant-to-identify-parkinson-s-biomarkers.html External link..

Physical Abuse of People with Disabilities

Press Association.  (2015, December 20). Revealed: NHS hospitals investigate one in seven deaths of vulnerable patients. The Daily Mail. Retrieved from www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3368418/Hospitals-probe-just-one-seven-vulnerable-patient-deaths.html External link..

Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints. (2015). Maltreatment of vulnerable adults: Update. Statistical maltreatment report summarizing allegations and investigations of maltreatment for state fiscal year 2014. Health Regulation Division Legislative Reports. Retrieved from www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/vaalegrpt1215.pdf [PDF: 203 KB / 12 p.] External link..

Ornstein, C. (2015, December 21). Degrading photos on social media pose rising threat to nursing home patients. The Washington Post. Retrieved from www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/abusive-photos-on-social-media-pose-rising-threat-to-nursing-home-patients/2015/12/19/d71b4204-9ec8-11e5-bce4-708fe33e3288_story.html External link..

Salinger, T. (2015, December 25). Philadelphia woman serving lifetime sentence for disability dungeon says she was ‘railroaded’ in letter to judge. New York Daily News. Retrieved from http://nydn.us/1QMMU5R External link..

Smith, S. (2015, December 28). MDH report highlights senior care drug diversions. KXRA’s Voice of Alexandria. Retrieved from www.voiceofalexandria.com/news/state/mdh-report-highlights-senior-care-drug-diversions/article_22afbf56-ad83-11e5-b6b7-7b2d869878f8.html External link..

Prostheses for People with Disabilities

Owen, J. (2015, November 14). Iraqi-born doctor leads scheme helping British military amputees walk again. The Independent. Retrieved from www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/iraqi-born-doctor-leads-scheme-helping-british-military-amputees-walk-again-a6770956.html External link..

Tufnell, N. (2015, August 27). An Icelandic company is building mind-controlled bionic limbs. Bloomberg Business. Retrieved from www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-27/an-icelandic-company-is-building-mind-controlled-bionic-limbs External link..

Recreation for People with Disabilities

Heasley, S. (2016, January 14). Proms expected to draw 30,000 with special needs. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/01/14/proms-draw-special-needs/21772 External link..

Senior Adults

Heckel, A. (2015, December 20). Living out loud: Project Visibility seeks to give older LGBT adults help, respect. Daily Camera. Retrieved from www.dailycamera.com/lifestyles/ci_29276545/boulder-county-project-visibility-assists-lgbt-older-adults External link..

Senior Adults—Health

Esposito, L. (2015, December 2). Silent epidemic: Seniors and addiction. Unsuspected misuse of opioid pain medicine can lead to overdose. U.S. News and World Report: Health. Retrieved from http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2015/12/02/silent-epidemic-seniors-and-addiction External link..

Rapaport, L. (2015, December 24). Physical labor linked to disability after retirement. Reuters. Retrieved from https://www.yahoo.com/news/physical-labor-linked-disability-retirement-150235429.html?ref=gs External link..

Tanner, L. (2015, December 17). Too old for major treatment? Age not always a barrier. The Daily Astorian. Retrieved from www.dailyastorian.com/Free/20151217/too-old-for-major-treatment-age-not-always-a-barrier External link..

Senior Adults with Disabilities

Gallagher, J. (2015, November 21). Happy caregivers equals happy clients. Detroit Free Press. Retrieved from www.freep.com/story/money/business/top-workplaces/2015/11/21/seniors-caregiving-health-workplaces/75921030/ External link..

Sexuality and Disability

Brown, J.J. (2015, December 14). It's time to make sexuality a priority for disability rights. Daily Life. Retrieved from www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/its-time-to-make-sexuality-a-priority-for-disability-rights-20151213-glma1v.html External link..

Mackinnon, A. (2015, November 26). Researcher wants to change stereotypes around disabilities and sexuality. The Guardian. Retrieved from www.theguardian.pe.ca/Living/2015-11-26/article-4356773/Researcher-wants-to-change-stereotypes-around-disabilities-and-sexuality/1 External link..

Takeuchi, C. (2016, February 4). Deliciously Disabled to discuss sex lives of people with disabilities. The Georgia Straight. Retrieved from www.straight.com/blogra/632291/deliciously-disabled-discuss-sex-lives-people-disabilities External link..

Sheltered Workshops

DePillis, L. (2016, February 12). Disabled people are allowed to work for pennies per hour—but maybe not much longer.. The Washington Post. Retrieved from www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/12/disabled-people-are-allowed-to-work-for-pennies-per-hour-but-maybe-not-for-much-longer External link..

Serres, C., & Howatt, G. (2016, January). A matter of dignity: How Minnesota is failing the disabled. Braille Monitor, 65 (1). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm16/bm1601/bm160107.htm External link..

Social Security Programs

Diggs, P. (2015, December). Social Security, SSI, and Medicare facts for 2016. Braille Monitor, 58 (11). Retrieved from https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm15/bm1511/bm151112.htm External link..

Harrison, S. (2015, December 9). Worker can get disability after maximum medical improvement. Business Insurance. Retrieved from www.businessinsurance.com/article/20151209/NEWS08/151209768/worker-can-get-temporary-total-disability-benefits-from-sysco-corp External link..

TMT-Blog. (2015, December 10). Supreme Court ruling opens door to increased workers’ compensation liability on Missouri employers. The Missouri Times. Retrieved from http://themissouritimes.com/25004/supreme-court-ruling-opens-door-to-increased-workers-compensation-liability-on-missouri-employers/ External link..

Zarembo, A. (2015, November 23). VA is buried in a backlog of never ending veterans disability appeals. The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-veterans-appeals-backlog-20151123-story.html External link..

Social Security Programs—Foreign Countries

Giri, G. (2016 February 25). Military veterans challenge denial of disability benefits in latest court battle. Inquisitr. Retrieved from www.inquisitr.com/2827405/military-veterans-challenge-denial-of-disability-benefits-in-latest-court-battle/ External link..

Social Security Programs—Legislation

Murphy, S. (2015, December 10). Protesters rally in downtown San Diego for disability funding increase. KPBS News. Retrieved from www.kpbs.org/news/2015/dec/10/protesters-rally-downtown-san-diego-disability-fun/ External link..

Pender, K. (2015, December 12). New state laws address gender pay gap, child care, disability leave. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved from www.sfchronicle.com/business/networth/article/New-state-laws-address-gender-pay-gap-child-6692260.php.

Social Services—Senior Adults

Bach, D. (2015, December 17). Study: Safety net fails grandmother caregivers living in severe poverty. UW Today. Retrieved from www.washington.edu/news/2015/12/17/study-safety-net-fails-grandmother-caregivers-living-in-severe-poverty/ External link..

Social Services for People with Disabilities

Itkowitz, C., & Brown, E. (2015, December 2). Here’s the inspiring work done at the disability center, site of the Calif. shooting. The Washington Post. Retrieved from www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/12/02/heres-the-kind-of-inspiring-work-done-at-the-inland-regional-center External link..

Special Education

Udesky, L. (2016, January 12). Special ed. testing accommodations backfire. Disability Scoop. Retrieved from www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/01/12/special-ed-testing-backfire/21760 External link..

Toys for Children with Disabilities

Beaumont-Thomas, B. (2016, January 27). Lego unveils first ever minifigure in wheelchair. The Guardian. Retrieved from www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/jan/27/lego-unveils-disabled-minifigure-promobricks-nuremberg-toy-fair External link..

Transportation for People with Disabilities

Brunson, M. (2015, May). ACB sues four D.C. cab companies for discrimination against people who use guide dogs. Braille Forum 53, (11). Retrieved from www.acb.org/node/2238 External link.

Goudie, C. (2016, January 7). Not-so-rapid transit: CTA says disability access will take 20 years to complete. ABC 7 Chicago. Retrieved from http://abc7chicago.com/news/not-so-rapid-transit-cta-says-disability-access-will-take-20-years-to-complete/1150605/ External link..

Harshbarger, R. (2016, January 19). Uber target of protests by cabbies, disability rights advocates. AM New York. Retrieved from www.amny.com/transit/uber-target-of-protests-by-cabbies-disability-rights-advocates-1.11343063 External link..

Howard, A. (2015, December 1). If Uber kills cabs, cities must ensure accessible vehicles live: this is more urgent than people realize. Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/uber-cab-companies-cities_us_5654bce6e4b0879a5b0cbe88 External link..

Opsahl, R. (2016, January 7). CTA plans 100 percent ADA accessible rail system by 2036. The Daily Northwestern. Retrieved from http://dailynorthwestern.com/2016/01/07/city/cta-plans-100-percent-ada-accessible-rail-system-by-2036/ External link..

Sturdivant, C. (2015, December 11). Uber is now providing disability-friendly offerings. dcist. Retrieved from http://dcist.com/2015/12/uber_joins_metro_in_disability_frie.php External link..

Yerak, B. (2015, December 20). Baby-seat lugging parents, passengers with disabilities could see airline changes in the future. The Chicago Tribune.  Retrieved from www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-airlines-2016-disabled-1221-biz-20151218-story.html External link.

Veterans with Disabilities

Harvey, P., & Conyers, L. (2015, November 17). Column: Many veterans go from war to welfare. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-1111-harvey-conyers-veterans-disability-20151111-story.html External link..

Kime, P. (2015, December 7). Groups demand information on Camp Lejeune disability claims. Military Times. Retrieved from www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/12/07/groups-demand-information-camp-lejeune-disability-claims/76931074/ External link..

Marshell, B. et al. (2015, November 19). DAV announces program to hire 10,000 disabled veterans. Huffington Post. Retrieved from www.huffingtonpost.com/kevin-obrien/dav-announces-program-to_b_8600650.html External link..

Rhodes, C., & Radio Pennsylvania. (2015, November 14). Casey bill would help Vets with disability claims. WITF50. Retrieved from www.witf.org/news/2015/11/caseys-bill-would-help-vets-with-disability-claims.php External link..

Wolfowitz, P. (2015, November 30). Wounded warriors on the ski slopes. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from www.wsj.com/articles/wounded-warriors-on-the-ski-slopes-1448928165 External link..

Web Accessibility

Clark, M.J. (2015, December 10). 5 ways to improve your website’s accessibility (no coding!). Melissa Jean Clark. Retrieved from https://melissajclark.ca/website-accessibility-tips/ External link..

Hensley, J. (2015, December 31). The high cost of digital discrimination: why companies should care about web accessibility. The Guardian. Retrieved from www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/dec/31/digital-discrimination-netflix-disney-target-web-accessibility-doj External link..

How to use NVDA and Firefox to test your web pages for accessibility. (n.d). Macro’s Accessibility Blog. Retrieved from www.marcozehe.de/articles/how-to-use-nvda-and-firefox-to-test-your-web-pages-for-accessibility External link..

McQuilkin, C. (2015, December 28). The value of accessibility. Web Design Blog. Retrieved from www.webdesignerdepot.com/2015/12/the-value-of-accessibility/External link..

Pratt, E. (2015, December 21). How to design for accessibility: This guideline will introduce accessibility thinking and how to design usable experiences for everyone. BBC. Retrieved from www.bbc.co.uk/gel/guidelines/how-to-design-for-accessibility External link..

Toth, C. (n.d.). CAPTCHA Be Gone. Retrieved from https://captchabegone.com/ External link..

West, J. (2016, January/February). Accessibility is more than curb cuts and ALT tags. Computers in Libraries, 36 (1), 22-23.

Zehe, M.  (2015, December 14). The web accessibility basics. Marco’s Accessibility Blog. Retrieved from www.marcozehe.de/2015/12/14/the-web-accessibility-basics External link..

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