Voices

Findings from an online survey on the mental health effects of COVID-19 on Canadians with disabilities and chronic health conditions

“Increased anxiety, stress, and despair were associated with negative financial…

Perceptions of Canadian Federal Policy Responses to COVID-19 among People with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions

“Policy preferences among people with disabilities and chronic health conditions…

Who Counts? Measuring Disability Cross-Nationally in Census Data

“Our analysis of disability census questions across 65 countries shows…

Disability equality: do we have the needed resolve?

Twenty-six percent is a non-trivial number. Most people would notice…

Rideshare Service Not Sharing with Service Dogs

Rain beats on my head, a few degrees above making…

What’s with Ableist Systemic Discriminatory Thinking?

Prior to pandemic, we (the disabled community – ed.) were…

Workplace Accommodations for People with Mental Illness

Reasonable accommodations in the workplace (also known as reasonable adjustments…

Navigating the Disability Employment Gap: Inside Info from a Visually Impaired Job Coach

In the U.S., only 42% of working-age individuals with visual disabilities are employed – and many are underemployed in low-wage jobs. And that’s just one example of what’s known as the disability employment gap.

Marisol Carmona has a unique perspective on disability employment: as a social worker with deep background in disability awareness training, she not only supports the Career Launch @ Perkins program, she also recently went through her own job search before landing a position as a Job Developer and Instructor at The IRIS Network in Portland, Maine. Another relevant detail: she’s visually impaired.

Supporting Students with Mental Health Needs at School

Students with mental health, emotional, or behavioral needs, like all…

Build Back Better, Better Jobs Act

As America moves towards pandemic recovery it is essential now…