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Accomplished Musician Who is Deaf Teaching Others to Listen

By Amy Halloran Percussionist Evelyn Glennie

“I hope that the audience will be stimulated by what I have to say (through the language of music) and will therefore leave the concert hall feeling entertained,” Glennie wrote in an essay on hearing on her Web site (www.evelyn.co.uk). “If the audience is instead only wondering how a deaf musician can play percussion then I have failed as a musician.”
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For PWDs, Online Dating Can Level the Field

By Deborah Kendrick

When Sue Thomson (her name has been changed to protect her anonymity) was 15, she met a boy on what was called a party line, a number teenagers called to exchange personal phone numbers. Dating cotinued

Environmental Control Units Improving People’s Independence

By John M. Williams

In a smart home, everything is controlled either by voice, switch control or both. Smart-home technology, which saves energy, is becoming more common in homes and even apartments. Read more about enviornmental controls

The Haitian Tragedy: A Personal Story

By Opal Shelton Colvin

Young girl one of thousands of Hiatians amputees

The recent tragic earthquake that ravaged so much of the nation of Haiti shocked the world. For many people, the events there were of a more personal nature. Haiti continued

Disability Community ‘Settles’ for Fairness in Kindle Controversy

By Penny Reeder

Kindle DX with books behind it

In early January, the Department of Justice and the blindness advocacy organizations, the American Council of the Blind (ACB) and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), announced settlement agreements with four universities that had collaborated with Amazon.com in a pilot project. Click here for Kindle story

Mental Disability Rights Advocate: Status Quo Must Go

By Mike Ervin

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Two epiphanies in Eric Rosenthal’s early adulthood compelled him to found Mental Disability Rights International in 1993. M R Advocate story


Lesson of Blind Woman’s Sad Tale: Know Your Rights

By Janine Bertram Kemp

Portland resident Debora J. (Debbie) Inguagiato is 64 and blind, having lost 90% of her sight to myopia, glaucoma and cataracts. She is now losing her home because of laws that allow predatory lending, and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Know your rights

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Flexible Spending Accounts a Boon for Taxpayers

By Patricio Figueroa

In these times of recession and increasing costs for commuting, food and housing, not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) are examining ways to increase the take-home pay of their employees. More on FSA's

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20 Years of the ADA: The Fight Goes On!
July 19th-22th, 2010;
Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C.
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The Impulse Offers Independence for People with Disabilities

By John M. Williams

The Impulse has created excitement among people in the disability community who believe that assistive technology products increase their independence and improve their quality of life physically and psychologically. Full story on impulse


Keeping the ‘Cripples’ in Their Place

By Peter S. Kahrmann

In 1979 writer James Baldwin gave a blisteringly prescient speech to students at the University of California, Berkeley. In it he related a question he heard Malcolm X ask a young sit-in student. Criples continued


Treatment of Gypsies a Lesson for All

By William Loughborough

When the Nazis wanted test subjects for their gas chambers and genocide efforts, they settled on persons with disabilities (“useless eaters”) and Romani people (“Gypsies”). More on Gypsies

We Remember…

Judi Chamberlin,Theodore DeReese “Teddy” Pendergrass, and Laurence Kim Peek Full story remember


By Patricio Figueroa Jr.

We want to celebrate your birthday on our ILUSA.Com Calendar of Events. For more click here.

Common Sense: Turning Disabilities into Jobs is Working

By Barbara Bobbi Linn

acobson, founder and CEO of Abilicorp

Neil Jacobson Is working to ease the unemployment crisis, and it's based on common sense.Click here for jobs

Product Review
Desktop Desk Makes Tasks Easier

By Patricio Figueroa Jr.

The desk can benefit individuals with disabilities on many different levels. For more on the Desktop click here


Goodbye, Mr. Monk

Monk the television program

By Peter S. Kahrmann

The final episode of the USA Network’s detective series “Monk” aired recently and I couldn’t get myself to watch it until today. It was like a good book I never wanted to end........
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Key Articles from back issues
- Disability Rights Journalist Shapiro Gets it ‘Write’
- Judge to SSA: Make Notices Accessible to People with Blindness
- New Device Gives Hope to Stutterers part 2
- It’s Time to Fight for Olmstead Plan Implementation
- Questions for Evaluating Olmstead Compliance in Your State
- ILUSA.Com Calendar of Events
- Activists, Lawyers an Essential Team in Reform Movement
- Helping Each Other with Personal Care
- CILs Aid Seniors with Housing, Technology Help
- Stevie Wonder named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.


Judi Chamberlin Dead at 65 . Click here for article.

- Mental Health Advocate Wants End on Her Terms
- N.Y. Governor Paterson Blind to Tools of Success
- Paterson Says Equal Rights Too Expensive
- Disability Rights Group: 30 Years as a Force for Change
- Spanish Disability Organization Proving that ONCE is Enough
- From Hearing Loss to Sound Outlook : Living With a Cochlear Implant
- Living with Hemophilia: A Personal Story
- Helen Keller Statuary Hall's newest resident
- Click here for the Tribute to Kennedy
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