“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.
Workers with disabilities are disproportionately experiencing job loss during the coronavirus pandemic.
"Society prefers I talk about how I overcame my obstacles rather than the injustices I face within a world that is not built around the needs of the disabled community."
“I didn’t get to choose my mobility impairment, but with rope, I do get to call the shots on how my body feels.”
"My work of challenging my students' internalized ableism has allowed me to gradually accept my own disability."
"The hole in my neck doesn't hold me back; I've done things many nondisabled people still have yet to do."
"If a secret ballot is important to you, it's important to a blind person, as well," said Chris Danielsen with the National Federation of the Blind.
“I wouldn’t trade him for anything!” parenting vlogger Myka Stauffer said about her adoptive son two years ago in a post that doubled as an ad for laundry detergent.
After a previous HuffPost report, the state has issued guidance saying such practices are illegal, violating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and state Department of Education regulations.
The lawsuit claims the New York governor is the only state governor not providing an ASL interpreter during his highly watched daily COVID-19 updates.