Tag: Disabilities

US Population with a Disability Increases to 56.7 Million

US residents with a disability increased to 56.7 million people, though the percentage of the total population with a disability remains the same at 18.7%.  Aging of the population accounts for the increased total number.  Read a valuable set of new disability statistics from the US Census.

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Joffrey’s “The Nutcracker” gives Children with Disabilities a Chance to Dance

The Joffrey Ballet's famous production of "The Nutcracker" is celebrating its 25th anniversary.There are many versions of the classic ballet this time of year but the Joffrey's stands out because it includes young dancers with disabilities. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/disability_issues&id=8913983

The Digital Divide and You. . .

Throughout the world we are in the midst of a digital transformation in which we are increasingly interconnected as more and more services are being delivered online.  Despite the many benefits inherent in this interconnectivity, a digital divide exists in  which individuals with disabilities and seniors are on the far side of the divide. In our … Continue reading The Digital Divide and You. . .

Human Rights for All

While doing some research about holidays and observances in December, I learned that December has two observances that speak to human rights. December 3 is the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which promotes the continuing integration of persons who are disabled into society. Also in December is the United Nations … Continue reading Human Rights for All