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October 2021

 

 

Tokyo Paralympics Back After Pandemic Delay

By David Block
The 2020 Paralympic Games were held Aug. 24, through Sept 5, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan after being delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. finished fourth earning 104 medals – 37 gold, 36 silver and 31 bronze.


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Suit Alleges Prison Denying Access

The nonprofit organizations Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) and Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) have filed a class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) on behalf of people with disabilities who are incarcerated at Five Points Correctional Facility and have been denied mobility-related accommodations they need to get around.
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Report Examines Securing Wheelchairs on Aircraft

In the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act, Congress called on the U.S. Access Board to examine the feasibility of wheelchair securement systems for passenger use in airplane cabins. In response, the Access Board commissioned the Transportation Research Board (TRB), of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to conduct a study and issue a report.
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New Column – Disability History

New Column – Disability History
The Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID) is an Independent Living Center (ILC). BCID is one of the City’s oldest disability self-advocacy groups and BCID’s transformations and ups and downs reflect both the City’s history and the history of the City’s disability rights movement over the past 65-plus years.
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See These Stories and More in This Edition of Able

Commissioner Calise


Library of Congress


Advocates Sue State


Flying Wheelchairs


Disability History


Medicaid Application