American Airlines Worker Leaves Offensive Note On Passengers' Luggage

James Moehle and Angela Huckaby were flying home to Houston when their bag was misplaced. That sucks. I once had to wear a robe for two days because my luggage got lost and I refused to put on a Hawaiian shirt if my life depended on it. (PSA: Wearing a robe for two days is wonderful and I suggest everyone try it.)… » 3/29/14 6:40pm 3/29/14 6:40pm

This Ad For World Down Syndrome Day is Making Me Ugly Cry

In the run up to World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, an advocacy organization has released an ad called Dear Future Mom that made me cry ugly, ugly tears. » 3/14/14 1:30pm 3/14/14 1:30pm

Ohio Town Removes Service Mini-Horse of Girl with Disabilities

After city officials forced a family to remove a service animal used by their daughter, a family in Ohio has filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. » 2/19/14 11:30pm 2/19/14 11:30pm

Mega-Inclusive Swiffer Ad Features Interracial Couple and an Amputee

Swiffer is the latest company to feature an interracial couple happily utilizing their product, and that's obviously a wonderful thing that hopefully one day will be so commonplace we won't even be compelled to talk about it anymore. » 1/20/14 9:45am 1/20/14 9:45am

People With Disabilities React to Mannequins Created in Their Image

"It's special to see yourself like this." That's what one woman says when a mannequin resembling herself is unveiled. » 12/03/13 5:30pm 12/03/13 5:30pm

Warm and Fuzzies!

My friend just linked to this article on Facebook and I love it! A fashion photographer photographs people with disabilities in a way to emphasize their humanity and show them as beautiful. From the article: » 8/25/13 9:00pm 8/25/13 9:00pm

Adorable Lil’ Puppy With Cleft Lip Helps Kids With Facial Differences

Never in my life have I had the occasion to rock back and forth and stare at my computer screen with adoration, whispering, "I love you, Lentil." This is because I think healthy, high protein foods are the devil's seed (mozzarella sticks forever). That's changed now, however, and it's all because of this sweet… » 7/02/13 3:30pm 7/02/13 3:30pm

Kids With Special Needs Compete in 'Miss You Can Do It' Pageant

The documentary Miss You Can Do It, which premiered on HBO last night, is a heartwarming look at the beauty pageant of the same name that celebrates little girls with special needs and challenges, founded by Abbey Curran, who has cerebral palsy and was the first woman with a disability to compete in the Miss USA… » 6/25/13 1:20pm 6/25/13 1:20pm

GOP Senators Ensure Spots in Hell by Voting Down Rights of People with…

Earlier today, a clear majority of Senate GOP voted to block a treaty to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. They did so in front of Bob Dole, the former Senate Majority Leader from Kansas, who arrived in his wheelchair on the Senate floor to support the treaty. BTW, the alternate… » 12/04/12 11:15pm 12/04/12 11:15pm

Watch Politicians Get Thrown Off Script When Disabled Adults Interview…

Politicians are completely full of it, especially during interviews with journalists, and especially during an election year. So what happens when a news team consisting of only developmentally disabled adults tries to get past the votemongering spin and to the truth? A new movie shares their eye-opening, hilarious,… » 10/19/12 6:40pm 10/19/12 6:40pm

Attention, Blind Shoppers: Ann Taylor Store Wants You and Your Service…

In a politically incorrect twist on the infamous shopping scene from Pretty Woman, a legally blind shopper was barred from shopping at a Salt Lake City area Ann Taylor last weekend because she had a dog with her, even after she explained that she was dependent on the service animal to get around. » 6/20/12 10:50am 6/20/12 10:50am

Starbucks Pays $75,000 For Firing Dwarf Barista

Starbucks will pay $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed when a barista who has dwarfism was fired after asking for a stool. During Elsa Sallard's training in 2009, a manager decided that she would pose a danger to customer and employees and let her go. In addition to the settlement, Starbucks… » 8/18/11 11:56pm 8/18/11 11:56pm

Dubai Doctor Recommends Premarital Genetic Testing

In celebration (?) of International Rare Diseases Day, a doctor in the UAE has recommended that couples get tested for genetic disorders before marriage in order to prevent producing babies that have rare and expensive conditions. While from a logical standpoint this makes sense, as some would argue that it's… » 2/27/11 12:03pm 2/27/11 12:03pm

Intellectually Disabled Man Banned From Sex

A British court has banned a man with an IQ of 48 from having sex, on the grounds that he "does not have the capacity to consent to and engage in sexual relations." Is this really fair? » 2/08/11 6:00pm 2/08/11 6:00pm

Woman Sues Facebook For Banning Her

In July, Facebook banned Karen Beth Young of Maryland for spamming people about cancer awareness groups and friending strangers. Now she's suing the company for breach of contract and violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, since she has bipolar disorder. » 9/01/10 5:09pm 9/01/10 5:09pm

Generous British Taxpayers To Fund One Man's Deflowering

The British government's plan to pay for a mentally disabled man's visit to a prostitute has sparked an interesting debate: is sex a human right? » 8/18/10 9:30am 8/18/10 9:30am

The Foreign Celebrities You Must Know To Be Naturalized

You'd think weapons scientists and surgically altered actresses had nothing in common, right? You'd be wrong about that. But perhaps the only way to discover the connection is, as I did, to become an American citizen. » 8/17/10 1:20pm 8/17/10 1:20pm

3 Reasons We're Over Amanda Palmer

We liked Amanda Palmer when she fired back at her record company for calling her fat, and when she showed off her armpit hair on the red carpet. But now we're sick of her, and here's why: » 4/01/10 12:20pm 4/01/10 12:20pm

In Which Disabled Women Get Makeovers

In the UK, there's a new version of a popular makeover show: How to Look Good Naked...With a Difference. The "difference?" All the women on this series are disabled in some way: » 1/14/10 5:00pm 1/14/10 5:00pm

Britain's Missing Top Model Misses The Mark

The word "model," in and of itself, speaks of perfection. Model student. Model citizen. You'd think a show featuring models who are also disabled would be interesting, but it really isn't. Shocker: You can be disabled and pretty. » 12/02/09 2:20pm 12/02/09 2:20pm