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Disabled Women’s Equal Pay Struggles Often Go Unheard — But You Can Help Include Them

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Disabled Women’s Equal Pay Struggles Often Go Unheard — But You Can Help Include Them

Source:  Bustle.com / April 2018 Tuesday marks Equal Pay Day in the United States — but something is still missing from the conversation. Yes, it’s crucial that we highlight the too-many inequalities that face women. But it’s just as important to ensure that these conversations reflect the experiences of all women, including women with disabilities. Women with disabilities face a striking wage gap, too. The median pay for women with disabilities is 72 cents for every dollar earned by men with disabilities. And in 2016, an American Association of University Women report found that...

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I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor.

Source:  NY Times / By Cheri A. Blauwet / Dec. 6, 2017 When I was in the third year of my medical residency, I was asked to evaluate a new state-of-the-art, fully accessible exam table that would be used in doctors’ offices to better provide care for patients with mobility-related disabilities. The table could go as low as 18 inches off the ground to enable easier transfers for wheelchair users and had extra rails and grips to provide support for patients with impaired balance. I was to assess this equipment as a “user expert.” Although the table was designed to accommodate patients with...

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Stephen Hawking’s ‘Gift for Timing’

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Stephen Hawking’s ‘Gift for Timing’

Source:  NY Times Stephen Hawking, the author of “A Brief History of Time,” had a remarkable gift for timing. He was born on the 300th anniversary of the death of Galileo. It was also a time when the Nazis were killing handicapped people. Yet during his lifetime, people with physical limitations were increasingly accepted and accommodated. As his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis progressed, computer technology did, too, allowing him to continue to contribute to our understanding of the universe. The development of general relativity and quantum mechanics opened the door to the study of black...

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Navigating the Benefits Maze

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Navigating the Benefits Maze

Source:  New York Times “Navigating the Benefits Maze” By PAUL SULLIVANMARCH 23, 2011 JOHN SANDERS lives in a tidy bungalow in this former fishing village north of Clearwater. His home sits on a small hill, on a street lined with cars, trucks and garages now used for storage. The house was built for him in 1978 to accommodate his wheelchair and the other things he would need to live as a quadriplegic. Sergeant Sanders was 23 when he was paralyzed on Dec. 4, 1969, while on patrol in Cu Chi, outside Saigon, when his platoon came under heavy fire. While trying to call in a...

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Managers Inspire Villanova Teams, and Also a Film

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Managers Inspire Villanova Teams, and Also a Film

Source:  New York Times “Managers Inspire Villanova Teams, and Also a Film” By GREG BISHOP MARCH 7, 2011 VILLANOVA, Pa. — The chant started in the student section and spread through the Pavilion before Villanova hosted Pittsburgh in basketball here last month. An ESPN feature had played on the video boards, and as the building shook with a singsong “Nick and Frank-ie!” Wildcats Coach Jay Wright wiped away tears. Nick is Nick Gaynor, 19, a freshman manager for Villanova’s women’s team. Frankie is Frank Kineavy, 20, a sophomore manager for Wright, the men’s coach. Both perform...

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