This Week in Disability

Friday, July 27, 2012

Every Friday we like to round up all the links and discussion we've had during the week surrounding topics of disability. Hopefully this allows people who are too busy or not on social networks to connect  with us and follow some of the major trends and issues in the area of disabilities. 

This week in the Champions blog:
We discussed the differences in inclusion between the United States and Canada and asked our readers what they thought the reasons were for the disparity in employment of people with disabilities. 

We looked at the new census data from the USA which saw 1 in 5 people report living with a disability and half of them describing it as severe.

We gave tips for improving accessibility in the classroom for people with learning disabilities after a recent study highlighted the negative impact stigma was having on people seeking trades certification.

We discussed whether or not Canada needs a national disability act similar to the Americans with Disabilities Act in the USA.

Important links around the web:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 22nd anniversary, here is an overview of what it entails.

The ADA has brought changes, but not enough.

Apple released its latest operating system, Mountain Lion. Here is a look at the accessibility features which are built in to the software.

An interesting and inspiring posthumous look at the life of Mike Kosior, a blind man from Boston.

A man uses his disability to create an organization which helps people and employs over 700 people.

When a disability involves your brain, the story of a veteran dealing with an invisible disability.

Get ready for the 2012 London Paralympics with this amazing ad. 


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