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Today in history: The Americans with Disabilities Act signed 25 years ago

It was dedicated activism that accomplished these measures so that the benefits of living in a modern society can be accessed by millions more people.

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Activist group wins improvements in “Call-A-Ride”

The Coalition for Truth in Independence held a press conference to highlight recent successes around the "Ride with Respect Campaign."

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Today in history: A step forward for disability rights movement

On this date in 1990, exactly 25 years ago, a graphic designer named Dan Wilkins founded a firm called The Nth Degree.

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Sequester sends San Jose, Calif., rents through roof

Some 17,000 tenants on the Federal Section 8 housing program in Santa Clara County recently received rent hikes of 10 percent or more. The area has very nearly the highest housing cost of any place in the country.

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Goodwill's disabled workers join the fight for a living wage

Disabled workers at Goodwill Industries have an on-line petition (by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network) demanding decent wages from the charity.

 

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Over 1,000 at Oregon Capitol protest cuts, school privatization

More than a thousand public employee unionists, educators, parents, environmentalists, and Occupy activists rallied for a "Strong Schools, Strong Oregon" day of mass action at the state Capitol.