Collette is in a kitchen putting her cookies that she has just taken out of the oven onto a cooling rack

Freedom Friday: Collette’s Cookie Business

When Collette, who was born with Down syndrome, tried finding a job and making some money, she kept running into barriers. Potential employers told her they liked her qualities, but said she “wasn’t the right fit.” “It’s very upsetting to me,” Collette told WBZ. “It’s very hard to find a paying job for people like…
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The street is plowed except for the accessible parking space and the sidewalk is cleared but the snow was not removed on the sidewalk where the accessible parking space is.

What’s Wrong Wednesday: Snow Removal Rules

With winter closing in and snow showing up in our service area, it might be helpful to review snow removal rules Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Snow removal rules     Maintenance What obligation does a public agency have regarding snow removal in its walkways? A public agency must maintain its walkways in an accessible…
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Motivational Monday: Who Am I?

We arrive in this world with birthright gifts – then we spend the first half of our lives abandoning or letting others deprive us of them.  We are surrounded by expectations that may have little to do with who we really are, expectations held by people who are not trying to help us recognize our…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: If Your Activism Isn’t Accessible, It Isn’t Inclusive

Now more than ever, disabled people will serve as a litmus test for the state of the entire country. If Your Activism Isn’t Accessible, It Isn’t Inclusive: We understand that you can’t control the accessibility of most impromptu protests or civil actions but do your best to, at the very least, include disabled people in the…
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Kristin is walking on a concrete surface with her guide dog

What’s Wrong Wednesday: Uber Refuses To Take Blind Passenger

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – An Uber driver in Washington, D.C. refused to transport a blind passenger because she travels with a guide dog. The incident was caught on camera. The Uber driver called Kristin Fleschner offensive names. All because he didn’t want to transport the blind lawyer’s guide dog, named Zoe. In just the last three weeks, Kristin…
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