For the first time, the Academy Awards gala will include live audio transcriptions and an accessibility guide on the red carpet.
The Oscar-winning actor, who is deaf, exited when the closed captioning failed.
The department will soon use Calibri instead of Times New Roman in all high-level internal documents.
The plan comes months after a group of senators requested that the department restart its reporting, which was last completed in 2012.
Necessary technology and care for people living with disabilities has become much more difficult to come by in the last two years.
People with disabilities reported improved voting experiences in 2020. But a wave of new restrictions could reverse hard-won progress.
Here are some basic steps you can take to help keep disabled neighbors and loved ones safe as the country opens back up, beyond getting your COVID-19 vaccination.
President Donald Trump has continuously touted his plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. He has yet to put forth any legitimate legislation to take its place, despite his repeated attacks to repeal “Obamacare.”
“Implying that somehow our lives are less than. That we don't count. That it's okay. And it's not. This was all preventable.” As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the U.S., the disability community has been hit especially hard.
Coronavirus Made Accessibility A Priority. Disability Activists Have Been Fighting For It For Decades.
Their push for inclusivity has transformed workplaces in America and today, people with and without disabilities benefit.