Disability rights

FILE - In this April 7, 2020, file photo voters line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election in Milwaukee. Advocates for the disabled and minority voters in Wisconsin filed a sweeping federal lawsuit Monday, May 18, 2020, asking a judge to order that more poll workers be hired, every voter in the state receive an absentee ballot and a host of other changes be made to ensure the August primary and November presidential elections can be held safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
May 18, 2020 - 3:33 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Advocates for people with disabilities and minority voters in Wisconsin filed a sweeping federal lawsuit Monday asking a judge to order that more poll workers be hired, every voter in the state receive an absentee ballot application and a host of other changes be made to ensure...
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FILE - This Jan. 24, 2020 file photo shows co-directors Jim LeBrecht, left, and Nicole Newnham, center, from the documentary "Crip Camp" with film subject Judith Heumann during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 24, 2020 - 5:30 pm
PARK CITY, UTAH (AP) — It wasn't Judith Heumann's first standing ovation, but it might have been her loudest. Heumann, who had polio as a baby and uses a wheelchair, has for decades been one of the leading figures of the disability rights movement. When the Brooklyn native, after graduating from...
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February 16, 2020 - 2:31 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert is slowly returning to work eight months after suffering a stroke. Gilbert, 58, returned to his Detroit office early this year. He's there one or two days a week, using a wheelchair and accompanied by a service dog named Cowboy. He also...
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Co-directors Jim LeBrecht, left, and Nicole Newnham join one of the subjects, Judith Heumann, from the documentary "Crip Camp" to pose for a portrait during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
January 25, 2020 - 12:58 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — During the thunderous reception for the celebratory disability-rights documentary “Crip Camp” at the Sundance Film Festival, the loudest response came when disability advocate Judith Heumann, one of the film’s chief personalities, wheeled on stage. “It was as loud as a jet...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo Oscar the cat, who is not a service animal, sits in his carry on travel bag after arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Industry officials believe many that hundreds of thousands of passengers scam the system each year by claiming they need their pet for emotional support. Those people avoid airline pet fees, which Oscar's owners paid. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
January 22, 2020 - 6:17 pm
The days of passengers bringing their pets on airplanes as emotional-support animals could be ending. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed that only specially trained dogs qualify as service animals, which must be allowed in the cabin at no charge. Airlines could ban...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo people walk at the site of a car bomb attack next to a Shiite mosque in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen’s civil war has exacted an enormous toll on people with disabilities, who find themselves on the margins of society and excluded from badly needed humanitarian assistance, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
December 03, 2019 - 12:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s civil war has exacted an enormous toll on people with disabilities, who find themselves on the margins of society and excluded from badly needed humanitarian assistance, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday. The 50-page report by the London-based global...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 file photo, Rep. Jimmy Anderson, D-Fitchburg, responded to a question during an interview at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, Wis. Republicans who control the Wisconsin Assembly intend to change their rules to allow Anderson, a paralyzed Democratic lawmaker, to phone into committee meetings he can't attend in person. Anderson requested accommodations in January. He's threatened to sue, alleging Republicans are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. (M.P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP,File)
October 08, 2019 - 2:18 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A paralyzed Wisconsin lawmaker would be allowed to call into committee meetings he can't attend in person under rule changes Republicans unveiled Tuesday that are designed to meet demands the Democrat made nearly a year ago. Republicans provided The Associated Press with their...
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July 23, 2019 - 5:01 pm
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights urged the Trump administration on Tuesday to offer schools guidance on complying with federal nondiscrimination laws following a review that found students of color with disabilities are disciplined more harshly than their peers. The administration rescinded...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, waves after addresses the Utah Senate while Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, looks on at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Hatch is ending his tenure as the longest-serving Republican senator in history, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, capping a unique career that positioned him as one of the most prominent conservative voices in the United States. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 03, 2019 - 10:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch ended his tenure Thursday as the longest-serving Republican senator in history, capping a unique career that positioned him as one of the most prominent conservatives in the United States. The departure of the vocal supporter of President Donald Trump ushers in...
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Former President George H.W. Bush wears pink socks at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas on April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
December 03, 2018 - 6:19 pm
DALLAS (AP) — President George H.W. Bush said a lot with socks. A visit from friend and fellow former President Bill Clinton inspired him to wear a pair emblazoned with Clinton's face. He wore Houston Texans' socks when meeting with the head coach. At the funeral for his wife, Barbara Bush, he wore...
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