Disability News: United States Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World USA Disability News category.

Publication List:

Bridging the Economic Divide for Americans with Disability
Summit addressed financial knowledge and skill gaps of Americans with disabilities and barriers that prevent their full participation in the economic mainstream - Published: 2016-10-25
Hillary Clinton Vows to Protect Rights of People with Disabilities
Hillary Clinton outlines her vision for an Inclusive Economy in the latest in her Stronger Together series of speeches - Published: 2016-09-21
High Intensity LED Street Lighting - Harmful Human and Environmental Effects
AMA adopts community guidance to reduce the harmful human and environmental effects of high intensity street lighting - Published: 2016-06-17
False Claims Act Medical Device Lawsuit - Record $623M Settlement
False claims act whistleblower lawsuit prompts medical device titan to strike a record $623m settlement - Published: 2016-03-03
Get Protected - Fake Emails From Social Security Scam
The scam comes in an email seeming to be sent from the Social Security Administration with the subject line Get Protected - Published: 2016-02-09
Landmark Decision Ordering Fair Pay from Sheltered Workshop
Clients awarded minimum wage going forward and back pay from Seneca Re-Ad sheltered workshop run by Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities - Published: 2016-02-04
Call for U.S. Ziplining Safety Standards
As popularity of ziplining grows so do injuries - researchers call for adoption of uniform safety standards across America - Published: 2016-01-14
Executive Actions on Gun Violence Violates Civil Rights
Executive actions on gun control falsely link mental health conditions and gun violence, and ADA violate civil rights - Published: 2016-01-10
New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer
U.S. White House press release regarding actions to reduce gun violence and make American communities safer - Published: 2016-01-05
New Leadership & Initiatives for Education & Support of People with Disabilities - NCC
National Childrens Center announce new initiatives as a national model for serving individuals and families most vulnerable to poverty and unemployment - Published: 2015-06-29
25th ADA Anniversary Events - Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company announce celebration of 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act with events across the U.S. - Published: 2015-06-20
Ending Lives of Disabled Infants by Denial of Health Care - Resign Now Peter Singer
Disability activists urge Princeton University to denounce Professor Peter Singer comments, and call for his resignation - Published: 2015-06-09
10% of People in U.S. Want to Move
Nearly 10% of residents dissatisfied with current housing, neighborhood, local safety or public services to the point they want to move - Published: 2015-03-20
Quadriplegic Teacher Faces Losing Career, Home and Independence
Because she exceeded income limits used by Social Security, Medi-Cal, and IHSS, Jenny lost government funding - Published: 2014-12-31
Persistent Barriers to Economic Success for Americans with Disabilities
Senator Tom Harkin unveiled a report that he instructed his staff to investigate barriers that people with disabilities face as they seek to rise out of poverty and enter the middle class - Published: 2014-09-25
Access for All: Agenda for Americans with Disabilities - 3 New Bills
Senator Tom Harkin introduces 3 bills as part of Access for All agenda for Americans with Disabilities - Published: 2014-09-24
Statement of Solidarity with the Victims of Police Violence in Ferguson, MO - National Council of Disability
NCD joins the legion of civil rights and civic organizations to call for greater justice and accountability - Published: 2014-09-10
Leaders Call for Ratification of Disability Treaty
Senate Foreign Relations Committee takes crucial final step toward ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Published: 2014-07-22
Swift Ratification of Disability Treaty Urged After Supreme Court Decision
National Council on Disability urges swift ratification of the Disability Treaty after recent Supreme Court Decision - Published: 2014-06-09
First Case of Coronavirus (MERS) Reaches United States
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) confirmed in traveler to the United States - Published: 2014-05-02
U.S. Ratification of the UN CRPD Urged by AAAS
AAAS Board of Directors strongly urges United States to become a party to United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Published: 2014-05-02
Debt Ceiling May Impact Social Security Disability Due to Government Shutdown
If the federal government cannot increase government borrowing authority by raising the debt ceiling Social Security beneficiaries may stop receiving payments altogether - Published: 2013-10-16
Implementing Medicaid Managed Care Without Harming Americans with Disabilities
NCD outlines principles to guide design and implementation of managed care services for Americans with disabilities - Published: 2013-03-19
Seniors at Risk of Hunger Due to Cuts to US Food Stamp Program
The Farm Bill and SNAP a crucial safety net for low income seniors who often are at greater risk of food insecurity - Published: 2012-08-26
Senate to Approve Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
U.S. International Council on Disabilities effort to get the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified in America - Published: 2012-05-27
Obama Tells Disability Community "I've Got Your Back"
Leaders of The Arc met with senior White House officials at Community Leaders Briefing to ask questions and discuss issues facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities - Published: 2012-02-15
2012 Cost of Living Adjustment for Veterans and Beneficiaries
Cost of living adjustments apply to disability and death pension recipients survivors receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation disabled Veterans receiving automobile and clothing allowances and other benefits - Published: 2012-01-28
US Deaths Caused by Poverty, Low Education and Other Social Factors
A new study on US death rates finds that the numbers are in the same range as deaths from heart attacks and stroke - Published: 2011-06-23
U.S. Life Expectancy Falls Behind Healthiest Nations
More than 80% of US counties fell in standing against the average of the 10 nations with the best life expectancies in the world - Published: 2011-06-15
New Board Members Confirmed - National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability introduces two new board members nominated by President Barack Obama - Published: 2011-06-03
Leprosy in US May be Transmitted by Armadillos
Study on leprosy bacteria reports that armadillos may be a source of infection in the Southern United States - Published: 2011-04-28
No More Government Benefit Checks
New applicants for government benefits from Social Security to disability payments will no longer be able to get payment in the form of paper checks - Published: 2011-04-21
HHS Plan to Reduce Health Disparities
National Partnership for Action launches strategy to strengthen and expand community-led efforts to achieve health equity - Published: 2011-04-08
High Welfare Use by US Immigrants
Data show the share of immigrant-headed households legal and illegal with children using at least one welfare program continues to be very high - Published: 2011-04-05
Creating Developmental Disabilities Policy
Developmental Disabilities Act Revisited recommends Congress change to develop a more uniform national policy that will support goals of Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act - Published: 2011-02-19
Mobility Providers Ask White House to Address Gross Mismanagement of Mobility Benefit
Attention must be focused on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services supervision of the Medicare power mobility benefit - Published: 2011-02-10
Americans Financial Unpreparedness for Living Longer than Expected
Nearly Half of Americans Ages 45 to 70 Have No Plans to Protect Themselves Against Outliving Assets or the Rising Cost of Healthcare in Later Life - Published: 2011-01-05
Funded Status of U.S. Pensions Rises to 84.3 Percent
Funded status of the typical U.S. corporate pension plan 3.8 percentage points higher to 84.3 percent - Published: 2011-01-05
President Signs Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act
Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act law will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology - Published: 2011-01-05
Enable America Reaches New Heights in 2010
Enable America launched more new programs and services assisting people with disabilities than in any previous year - Published: 2010-12-17
People with Disability Experience Double the Rate of Violent Crime
Nearly 730,000 nonfatal violent crimes and about 1.8 million property crimes were experienced by people age 12 or older with a disability - Published: 2010-12-09
Is This the Wrong Time to be Disabled in America
The increasing incidence of disability in recent years has increased the need for quality Disability Income protection even more - Published: 2010-11-11
Americans Less Healthy Than English - But Live as Long or Longer
Older Americans are less healthy than their English counterparts but they live as long or even longer than their English peers - Published: 2010-11-05
American Life Expectancy Continues to Fall Behind Other Countries
Obesity smoking traffic fatalities and homicide ruled out as causes of failure of US to keep up with gains in life expectancy in other countries - Published: 2010-10-07
America, Land of the... Prosecuted
U.S. prisons have filled with more than murderers rapists and violent gang members - Published: 2010-08-22
Harold Dow a CBS News Correspondent has Passed Away
Well known CBS News Correspondent Harold Dow has died at age 62 - Published: 2010-08-22
Cyclist Breaks World Record
Athlete Breaks Cycling Record from the Northern to the Southern U.S. Border and From the Pacific to the Atlantic Coast in 44 Days - Published: 2010-08-21
Health Impact of Gulf Coast Oil Spill Hazardous but Improving
Oil spill along the United States Gulf Coast poses health risks to volunteers fishermen clean-up workers and members of coastal communities - Published: 2010-08-16
Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users
Seattle, Denver, Chicago Among Top 20 Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users - Published: 2010-07-26
Family Reunited After Wrongful Seizure of Child
National Federation of the Blind succeeded in a legal fight to bring two-month-old infant Mikaela Sinnett, home to her parents - Published: 2010-07-22
Journey of Hope - Cycling Across the US for People with Disabilities
Davenport Welcomes Fraternity Men Cycling Across the Country for People with Disabilities - Published: 2010-07-22
Americans Believe Social Life Would Suffer More than Sex Life from Hearing Loss
Americans believe their social life and their safety would suffer the most if they had a substantial hearing loss - Published: 2010-07-21
Joni Eareckson Tada to Undergo Surgery for Breast Cancer
International disability advocate artist and quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada has been diagnosed with breast cancer - Published: 2010-06-24
Cleanlogic Adds Braille to Bottles of Body Wash and Lotion
Cleanlogic is Helping to Improve the Lives of the 70% of blind adults in America who are unemployed - Published: 2010-06-17
Offset State Mental Health Crisis and End Disability Backlog
Greater Research is Needed for Mental Illness Along with Federal Action to Offset State Mental Health Crisis and End Disability Backlog - Published: 2010-05-17
U.S. Disability & Veterans Parking Privileges
The laws supporting disability parking privileges are there to ensure that Persons with Disabilities have access to parking spaces - Published: 2010-05-10
Americans Live to Work But Don't Prepare for Illness
Few Americans readily make the connection between staying healthy and staying on the job - Published: 2010-04-30
Sports and Music Stars Drive 6,000 Miles for COPD
Entertainment sports and healthcare organizations have joined forces to screen people at risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Published: 2010-02-06
The Arc Condemns White House Aides Use of R-Word
This is the second serious verbal miscue by the Administration about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities - Published: 2010-01-28
Great Lakes ADA Center Celebrates 19 Years of Americans with Disabilities Act
July 26, 2009 marks the 19th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Published: 2009-07-25