Even with ADA protections, people with "invisible" disabilities and diseases disclosing their health status to an employer can have grave consequences.
Today is the 29th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, and yet so many people with disabilities live in poverty. Do the Democratic presidential candidates have a plan for that?
Environmentally friendly menstrual products are touted as saving millions of tons of plastic each year. But for disabled people they're often painful, even impossible, to use. Is there a solution?
Affordable, quality health care has always been a challenge for people with disabilities. But will government-funded health care address these issues—or make them worse?
Eighty-three percent of disabled women experience rape or abuse, often at the hands of caretakers. And without a way to report their violations, the perps frequently go unpunished.
“Special needs” indicates that the needs of the disabled are extra, and that can be a matter of life or death.
It's not just people with disabilities who are at risk. Half of non-elderly Americans have preexisting conditions and could find themselves uninsured, sick, and out of luck.
The mother of a child with a rare genetic anomaly is constantly asked by strangers what's "wrong" with her son. Does she owe them an answer?
Black women are culturally silenced—even on the left, and especially among white feminists. Which is one reason many women of color sat out last week’s Twitter boycott.
As the writer considers whether to become a mother, she reveals this nation's long history of depriving the right of parenthood to the disabled—which continues to this day.