People with disabilities are being left behind in the vaccination push In a recent US Census Bureau survey, about 82% of adults with disabilities said they’d received a COVID-19 vaccine, while about 85% of adults without said the same. Though a 3-point difference may not seem like much, it translates to millions of people not…
The Taliban Is Targeting Disability-Rights Activists Because of their association with the United States, many members of disability-rights organizations in Afghanistan are at risk. Read my article at The Nation.
The Era of Easier Voting for Disabled People Is Over Thanks to absentee ballots, drop-off boxes, and curbside voting, people with disabilities turned out in record numbers in the 2020 election. That’s likely to change. Read my story in The Atlantic.
The COVID Zoom Boom Is Reshaping Sign LanguageDeaf people are adapting signs to accommodate the limitations of video communication while working from home Read the article at Scientific American.
Will America’s Police Finally Listen to Deaf People?“Have you been drinking?” asked the police officer who stopped me one evening as I drove home from a family dinner a few years ago. Allegedly, I had a broken taillight — though nothing was damaged that I could see. “No,” I told him, tensing up. “All I’ve…
Biden’s Disability Plan Could Close the Equal-Pay LoopholeThe partisan divide on disability rights is bigger now than at any time in recent memory. Read my story in The Atlantic.
Apple’s iOS update comes with a new accessibility featureApple’s iOS update comes with a new accessibility feature — but big tech still has a long way to go if it wants to be truly accessible Read the full piece at Business Insider.
Many Deaf Women Aren’t Safer at Home Domestic violence cases have spiked globally under mandatory lockdowns, but deaf women are especially at risk. Read my article at Bitch Media.
Twitter Just Rolled Out a Feature That’s Inaccessible to Disabled UsersThe company’s blunder is symptomatic of broader issues that pervade social media design and computer science education. Read the full article at Slate / Future Tense Now.
Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray: the toll of police violence on disabled AmericansMore than a third of Americans killed by police have a disability. It’s time to listen to black and disabled activists. Read the full article co-written with Dominic Bradley at The Guardian.