What's your May Reading List? Here's ours. Every first week of the month, Disabled Spectator publishes a reading list of our favorite disability and accessibility related articles. We look for insightful, interesting, controversial, heartbreaking, well-written, or enjoyable articles that provoke thought, conversation, and emotion. This post looks at...

Eight Individuals and Organizations Fighting for Disability Rights in Africa There are about 1 billion people with disabilities in the world. According to the World Health Organization, there is an estimated 81 million people with disabilities throughout Africa. In other words, just over eight percent of the...

There are roughly 57 million people with disabilities in the U.S., yet many know little about that Roughly 57 million people with disabilities live in the United States. That's equal to approximately twenty percent or one-fifth of the nation's population. That number will increase as the baby boomer...

Accessibility Benefits Everybody, Not Just The Disabled. Create An Inclusive World. Accessibility is not only an issue that applies to people with disabilities – it is an issue that affects everybody. An inclusive world is a better world. As a result, we want to be a part...

What's your April reading list? Here's ours. Every first week of the month, Disabled Spectator publishes a reading list of our favorite disability and accessibility related articles. We look for insightful, interesting, controversial, heartbreaking, well-written, or enjoyable articles that provoke thought, conversation, and emotion. This post looks at...

People With Disabilities Make Up Fifteen Percent of the World's Population In December 2006, the United Nations convened to formally agree on the “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.” It was the first human rights treaty in the 21st century that protected and enhanced the...

"Dig a little deeper and the lesson is clear: Make something accessible and inclusive and everybody benefits, not just disabled people. Every single time.” – Lawrence Carter-Long, #SayTheWord creator Spoken language plays a vital role in how we perceive issues. We convey emotions, thought, perceptions, and...

"'We’re accessible; we have an elevator,' but then the question is, 'Can I get to the elevator?'" In this revealing article in Denver’s Westword publication, hip-hop artist Kalyn Heffernan details the struggles she and her friends face attending concerts and performing as a person with disabilities....

By Samantha Bold People with disabilities want to enjoy concerts the way any abled-person would want to. They show up with friends and family and want to take in the whole experience of a show. They shouldn't have to worry about whether they'll be able to get...

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