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Justin Dart Jr.: Father of the ADA

Going to any kind of public building today, you’ll see ramps, door buttons, and a whole host of accessibility tools.  Though these things are required by law today, that wasn’t always the case. Before the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, there was no incentive to make businesses and public buildings accessible.  In fact, […]

Flight, Accessibility, and All Wheels Up

Flying can be nightmarish for everyone.  Between getting through security and hoping your bags don’t get lost along the way, everyone has a story they tell.  As much of a hassle as it is, flying allows for easier travel and lets people travel the world. However, as it stands now, airplanes are not easy — […]

Paternalism of Disability: The Body

Disability culture is wide and varied.  Whether it be the difference between geographical location or different disabilities, there are variations in how different people experience disability culture.  Last time we talked about the idea of paternalism and how it is used. Whether intentional or not, it is used to keep control over people with disabilities. […]

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