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Disabled Guy: I Had to Crawl Down Plane Aisle

But D'Arcee Neal was surprised by what happened next

(Newser) - A man with cerebral palsy says he had no choice but to crawl down the aisle of a United Airlines plane with flight attendants watching—which he calls a "humiliating" experience. "I expected them to ask to assist me, but they just stared," he tells CNN . D'... More »

Big 'Sex Party' Organized for the Disabled

Toronto organizers say it's about raising awareness

(Newser) - There's going to be a sex party in Toronto this summer—and, in case you were wondering, it'll be wheelchair-accessible. Organizer Stella Palikarova, who has spinal muscular atrophy and advocates for disability awareness, says she's tired of people thinking those with disabilities don't want sex or... More »

Vancouver Bans ... Doorknobs?

Levers make life easier for the elderly, disabled

(Newser) - Vancouver is taking the lead in getting rid of something that many people didn't realize was problematic: the lowly doorknob. The city has already replaced knobs with levers—which are much easier for elderly or people with disabilities to operate—in public buildings, and the city's building code... More »

Deaf, Blind Sue to Make Online Shopping Accessible

Advocates for the deaf, blind have won several recent victories

(Newser) - A Target store needs to be accessible by people with disabilities, so why not the Target website? That's the aim of advocates who are increasingly arguing in lawsuits that websites must also comply with the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act. That theory has been dismissed by a few courts... More »

Court Caps Man at More Than 400 Lawsuits

Californian sued under Americans With Disabilities Act

(Newser) - After filing more than 400 lawsuits under the Amercians With Disabilities Act, Jarek Molski will be be allowed to file no more, the Los Angeles Times reports. In 2004, a federal judge accused him of extorting California businesses, barring him from future litigation, and yesterday the Supreme Court declined to... More »

Time to Redefine 'Disabled' Design

Accessible design leads to better products for everyone

(Newser) - The world is long overdue for a major change in how devices for the disabled are both perceived and designed, an industry leader says. In fact, it's time to stop designing disabled-access items altogether, Northwestern professor and author Don Norman tells CNN. Why not just make it so showers, baths,... More »

Bush to Overhaul Access for Disabled

Proposal would vastly expand 1990 disabilities act

(Newser) - With an eye to aging Boomers and Iraq vets, the Bush administration is set to propose wide-ranging new rules to improve disabled access to public spaces from retail stores to golf courses, the New York Times reports. The move, which updates  implementation of the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act, would... More »

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