Dawn Wilcox, American Airlines & Public Opinion

Dawn Wilcox, an American Veteran with a Disability (who happens to use a wheelchair), claims that American Airlines left her to sit in her own waste after failing to get her off the plane in time to use a restroom. American Airlines, for its part maintains that Ms. Wilcox was offered an aisle chair in order to assist her into the plane‚Äôs facilities, but that she refused the offer. Continue reading “Dawn Wilcox, American Airlines & Public Opinion”

Review of Disability.gov

When this site was created, it was created with the disabled in mind. The site was created to not only provide any information a person may be seeking, but to also cut down on the amount of calls and prevent unnecessary visits to the physical locations of the disability agencies. Disability.gov provides many resources to the disabled; their families and care givers.

Disability.gov is one of the best resources available for people who are living with a disability or who are looking for more information on services for the disabled. The site is designed to provide information on many different aspects of being disabled. Available, is the option to search resources by state, since the rights, benefits and resources available for the disabled often vary between states. Continue reading “Review of Disability.gov”

UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPWD)

I found this incredible global map of the signatures of those who endorse the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPWD). Check it out! http://www.un.org/disabilities/documents/maps/enablemap.jpg

I had a look at the Convention to see what it was all about and the world has really stepped up. I am proud to be part of it. Here are the main points so you can understand what the Convention is and what it is for:
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