Creative Spirit | Disability News Round-Up: August

Curated By Creative Spirit’s Communications Team

With Roe Overturned, Advocates Fear Disability Rights May Be Next

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Disability News Round-Up: by Michelle Diament- June 27, 2022 – Advocates say that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will disproportionately harm people with disabilities. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Across US, Special Education Enrollment On The Rise

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Disability News Round-Up: by Michelle Diament – June 24, 2022 – Most kids with disabilities spend the majority of their days in general education classrooms, but many teacher training programs offer little preparation for educating these students. (Ting Shen/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

State Rolling Out Purple Alerts For Lost Adults With IDD

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Disability News Round-Up: by Olivia Lloyd, South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS – June 24, 2022 – There are Amber Alerts for children and Silver Alerts for the elderly, but now Florida is introducing a new kind of alert to help find adults with developmental disabilities who go missing. (Dreamstime/TNS)

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Disability News Round-Up: by Shaun Heasley – June 23, 2022 – Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill in 2018. The company has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over accusations that its system for housing ads violates the Fair Housing Act. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

In First, Feds Issue ‘Bill Of Rights’ For Airline Passengers With Disabilities

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Disability News Round-Up: by Michelle Diament – July 11, 2022 – Government investigators said in a new report that airline complaints from travelers with disabilities doubled between 2005 and 2015. (Thinkstock)

Data Suggests Autism Rate Is Still Growing

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by Shaun Heasley – July 13, 2022 – Three years of data from the National Health Interview Survey suggests that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders among American children and teens has stabilized at around 2.41 percent, according to a new study. (Ad Council for Autism Speaks/TNS)

Employees Crave Asynchronous Work. Here’s How to Do It Right

Embrace flexibility and non-traditional work hours with these tried-and-true tips.

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Getty Images – BY HOVHANNES AVOYAN, FOUNDER AND CEO, PICSART@HAVOYAN – In a new essay, Picsart CEO Hovhannes Avoyan explains why asynchronous work is so important, and how it can be implemented. Asynchronous work can also improve accessibility for #PeopleWithDisabilities.

How Three Viral TikTok Creators Are Changing The Face Of Disability

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© Hearst Owned. From left: TikTokers Tiffany Yu, Shelby Lynch, and Caitlyn Cohen have all gone viral.

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms, used by roughly half of Americans between 18 – 29. Now, three women with #disabilities are using TikTok to “demystify” disability and promote #inclusion.

Why inclusive marketing means accessible marketing

The disability community continues to be underrepresented and undervalued in advertising, but 3 core principles from Google’s accessible marketing playbook can help any brand improve

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BY KR LIU FOR GOOGLE – July 13, 2022 -In a new article, KR Liu, Google’s Head of Brand Accessibility, shares her perspective on #inclusion as a person with a disability. She also describes Google’s new playbook on #accessible marketing for brands and agencies.

It’s time to build more disability-inclusive media

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Disability News Round-Up: Selma Blair/July 2022 – In a powerful new essay, actress and disability self-advocate Selma Blair explains why the media needs to improve #inclusion and #representation for #PeopleWithDisabilities.

Google Accessibility Executive Eve Andersson Talks Amplifying The Disability Community And Three Decades Of The ‘Landmark’ ADA

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In an interview last month, Eve Andersson, Google’s Senior Director of Product #Inclusion, #Equity, and Accessibility, discussed how Google is redefining #accessibility for #PeopleWithDisabilities.

Steven Aquino Contributor Steven covers accessibility and assistive technology.

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