How to get a Service Dog

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If you’re a person living with a disability, you may have considered getting a service dog to assist you in some way. Service dogs are no longer only for the blind, after all. They can be trained to assist people who are hearing impaired or have mobility issues; to recognize low blood sugar in diabetics;…

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Disability Tax (#DisabilityTax) (#NoDisabilityTax)

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The extra financial costs that people with disabilities incur because of our society’s construction of disability (see also social model of disability). Our objective is to eliminate these financial penalties through changes to policies. These costs include: Asset limits for disabled individuals to qualify for disability services and benefits. Income limits for disabled individuals to…

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#DisabilityDemocracy

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The Disabled Community needs a seat at the table. Voting. Running for office. Access to public meetings and spaces. We need to act to make this happen at every level. Voting is a Disability Issue Only 55.9% of all eligible voters with disabilities voted in the 2016 election. Voters with learning disabilities need time to…

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Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation (DARE) Country Index

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Here you will find 137 individual country report cards for States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities tracking their progress in implementing digital accessibility. Each country report includes key country facts, rankings and details of the country DARE Index scores (Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation Index), as well as country information…

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Disability

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Definitions for the term disability vary widely, arising from medical or social perspectives. Commonly accepted disabilities include (but are not limited to) impairment of one or more senses, cognitive disabilities, and mobility limitations. Examples of common disabilities: Auditory impairments — such as deafness Cognitive disabilities — a very wide range of impairments that affect the…

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