Press Releases

Adaptive Gaming Expo 2024

An event by Access to Independence The Adaptive Gaming Expo is an exciting new free video gaming event celebrating diversity and inclusivity! Empowering gamers of all abilities and showcasing the latest adaptive gaming tech. A perfect space to connect with fellow gamers and enhance your gaming experience! Keynote speakers, adaptive technology showcase, accessible gaming ... Read more

The Great Cosmic Hoax — a Short Film by Eileen Grubba

If Eileen Grubba’s name isn’t familiar, there’s a reason. She’s built a strong television career playing edgy characters in shows like Game of Silence, Sons of Anarchy, The Mentalist and HBO’s Hung, plus others. Her thespian roots stretch back to Atlanta and New York, where she acted in musicals, plays, commercials and independent films. ... Read more

Department of Justice Finalized Title II Web Accessibility Rule

On April 8, 2024, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland today signed a final rule under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the accessibility of web content and mobile applications (apps) for people with disabilities. This final rule clarifies the obligations of state and local governments to make their websites ... Read more

New Film Makers Los Angeles – InFocus Disabilities

New Filmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts its April Monthly Film Festival, which features its annual InFocus: Disabilities program, along with April Shorts and a double block of mid-length documentary features, Rachel Epstein’s The Anarchist Lunch and Hidde de Vries’ Hunting Jack.  Day begins with April Shorts, a collection of comedy, drama and documentary short films ... Read more

“Medicine Man: The Stan Brock Story” Bigger than Life Hero, on the Big Screen

Medicine Man follows the incredible journey of British-born Amazonian cowboy turned American TV star, Stan Brock, as he sacrifices everything for his life-changing mission to bring free healthcare to people in need. The film, director Paul Angell, also explores the vital work of Remote Area Medical (RAM), a volunteer-led organization founded by Brock, that provides free ... Read more

Senator Markey Demands Elon Musk Reinstate Twitter’s Accessibility Team

Twitter, a multi-million user social media platform is at the center of controversy once again. This time its Accessibility Team is at the core for concern. Under Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, Twitter’s Accessibility Team has been eliminated and Senator Edward J. Markey has taken action in form of a letter to Musk. Twitter ... Read more

DIAL – Covid-19 Center Supporting People with Disabilities

For many people, the pandemic seems over. They have been vaccinated and are going back to their regular lives. For people with disabilities, on the other hand, not much has changed. Especially those who belong to the “vulnerable population,” those at high risk of developing severe symptoms if infected with the virus, are facing ... Read more

Win the Movin’On Challenge 2022 with your inclusive design

Have you ever won a design competition? If yes, congratulations. Maybe you want to try again! If not, there is always a first time, and here is your chance! The Movin’On Challenge Design is open for entries for their annual competition and looking for innovative new ideas to “help create a world with more ... Read more

Lachi: Fighting for accessibility and inclusion for musicians with disabilities

Lachi is a blind singer and songwriter. However, more than that, she is advocating for talent in the music industry. A few weeks ago, she was part of the 2021 panel on disability and inclusion. Together with renowned violinist Gaelynn Lea, Oscar-nominated songwriter Siedah Garrett, singer and guitarist Ryan Nelson, hip-hop artist Namel ... Read more

Alan Toy as President Roosevelt in NBC’s Annie Live!

Alan Toy, an actor on stage and screen and a Leader in the Disability Community, was chosen to play the role of the iconic commander in chief President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in NBC’s holiday spectacular “Annie Live!”  As one of the most beloved and biggest musicals in Broadway history and the winner of seven ... Read more

CVS Health Agrees with Disability Advocates and Stops Supreme Court Case

The supreme court case CVS v. Doe came to an end when CVS Health sat down with the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the National Council on Independent Living and decided to work together to seek ... Read more

Paralympics wins with Panasonic Robots

2020 is a year we couldn’t forget no matter how hard we tried. Covid-19 took over the world in the blink of an eye, putting everyone’s plans on hold, and causing every soul to hold their breath, waiting to exhale into what we would hope to be normality and familiarity of the world we ... Read more

Universal Design Summit 7

Inclusion Fusion Registration Now Open! The virtual Universal Design Summit will take place on September 29 through October 1. This is a leading conference in North America exclusively dedicated to universal housing and communities.  The Summit is a unique educational program and conference that aims to promote UD principles in public places, housing and ... Read more

The US Department of Justice Brings Lawsuit Against Texas to Stop Senate Abortion Bill

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks Announcing Lawsuit Against the State of Texas to Stop Unconstitutional Senate Abortion Bill Remarks as Delivered — September 9, 2021 Last week, after the Supreme Court allowed Texas Senate Bill 8 to take effect, I said that the Justice Department was evaluating all options to protect the ... Read more

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation — Empowering Youth with Disabilities

The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) is seeking proposals focused on its vision to empower youth with disabilities to lead productive lives through increased employment. Proposals should present effective, scalable strategies to prepare youth with disabilities (<26) for the workforce, which helps them successfully transition to inclusive, competitive employment. Preference is given to projects ... Read more

abilityE Reel Spotlight

Introducing: DeBorah, our first abilityE Reel Spotlight! @reeldeborahm Would you like a chance to be in the Spotlight? Here are the guidelines: Create your 30 second video using Instagram Reels.1. Set time limit from 15 to 30 seconds.2. Introduce yourself, first name or stage name only.3. Include your unique talents, skills, recent credits, clips and/or ... Read more

240 athletes join the Tokyo Paralympics as Team USA

The pandemic has caused extensive disruptions in most people’s lives. For athletes with disabilities, who worked hard to be prepared to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020, COVID interrupted their careers, and their incredible athletic efforts weren’t acknowledged and celebrated. However, finally, after more than a year-long wait, the 240-member 2020 U.S. Paralympic ... Read more

17.7 Million Americans with disabilities voted in the 2020 election

Elections are critical events for people with disabilities. However, despite having a lot at stake and wanting to vote, access barriers have kept many people with disabilities from participating in elections. An unexpected consequence to the pandemic, the 2020 election became more accessible, which seemed to have boosted voter turnout, a recent study by ... Read more

Online Career Fair for Job Seekers with Disabilities

The United Nations Development Programme – UNDP joins other leading recruiters looking to expanded their disability diversity outreach. The UNPD works in over 170 countries and is hiring world wide. If you’ve ever wanted to work at the United Nations here is your chance. On July 22nd, will host a virtual career fair ... Read more

Casting Call: male 10-14 with limb loss — series regular

#Casting Call! Hello parents, if your son is 10-14, with single leg limb loss and can walk with prothesis, sign up on and grab the chance to get him cast. No acting experience required. Character background: He is confident enough (and naïve enough) to think he can do it all, see it all, and have it ... Read more