Press Releases

Metrolink introduces new ticket machines with accessibility features

Metrolink announces the installation of 133 new ticket machines at its stations across Southern California. The new machines improve the customer experience through improved reliability, a focus on accessibility, and smarter, more customer-friendly features, such as touchscreens. The machines comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), featuring voice enabled technology, a headphone jack ... Read more

Adam P. Schleifer Releases Robust Plan to Increase Benefits, Fight for Civil Rights and the ADA

Schleifer running for Congress, pledges to fight for: increased federal benefits for disability community, fight civil rights abuses and discrimination in schools and workplace, and invest in ADA-compliant infrastructure. White Plains, NY – On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the American Disability Act (ADA), Adam P. Schleifer, a Democratic candidate for ... Read more

Regina Hall Interview with Chet Cooper

April/May 2010 Issue Though best known for her roles in the hit Scary Movie series and on television’s Ally McBeal, some of Regina Hall’s proudest work takes place well away from the glare of Hollywood. An avid volunteer for the care of senior citizens and an advocate for more public awareness of scleroderma, Hall, ... Read more

ABILITY Job Fair, originally built only for people with disabilities, launches new accessible platform to accommodate distance recruitment for all.

The first face to face video-based platform, accessible for people with deafness, hard of hearing, blindness and more, now expands to a virtual career fair recruitment tool to fill the need for talent search via in-person job fairs, when travel is no longer an option and social distancing is the new necessity. Costa Mesa, ... Read more

Lionsgate Feature Film is Searching for Youth Actor Blind or Low Vision

Lionsgate feature film is looking to find a Caucasian boy between the ages of 6-12 who is blind, partially blind or has low vision  CHARACTER DESCRIPTION:  MALE, Caucasian, 6-12 years old, (this character is based on a real-life person) an adorable young son, sweet, energetic, bright and trusting. Committed to authenticity and inclusion, learn ... Read more

Easterseals Southern California Expands Autism Services With Acquisition of the Center for Behavioral Sciences

Both Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) – which served over 9,000 individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) prior to the acquisition – and Center for Behavioral Sciences (CBS) are recognized leaders in providing services based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a gold-standard behavior therapy which improves social, communication and learning skills through ... Read more

Tulsi Gabbard Interview

From our interview with Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard, we will post a series of short segments discussing; traumatic brain injury #TBI, Post-traumatic stress disorder #PTSD, why she’s in the race, grey hair and this first post on #aloha

The Healing Powers of Dude — Casts authentic actors with the help of ABILITY Magazine and

Last year, ABILITY Magazine was asked by Netflix casting to find a young lead actress for their new series “The Healing Powers of Dude“. Netflix was interested in casting authentic actors. Already finding their lead actor that has anxiety disorder (Jace Chapman), they were having a hard time finding a young girl that was ... Read more

A New Footwear Company is on a Mission to Improve the Lives of Those with Footwear Challenges — Friendly Shoes

Friendly Shoes: The Footwear Start-Up Company on a Mission to Improve the Lives of Those with Footwear Challenges, Announces Kid Friendly Shoes Arriving March 2020 Friendly Shoes announces expansion beyond Friendly Shoe adult collections with the addition of Kid Friendly Shoes, called Easies, available at Zappos in early 2020. Friendly Shoes is a San ... Read more

Senator Warren Announces Reintroduction of the Bipartisan AIM HIGH Act

“I started out as a special needs teacher at a public elementary school and ended up as a law professor — I understand how important it is for students with disabilities to have the tools they need to fully participate in our education system,” Senator Warren said. “That’s why I am introducing legislation to ... Read more

61 Million People with Disabilities in the United States

Disability Impacts All of Us CDC (Centers for Disease Control) — Description Title: Disability Impacts all of us Communities Health Access 61 million adults in the United States live with a disability 26 percent (one in 4) of adults in the United States have some type of disability. Graphic of the United States. The ... Read more

Media Access Awards — 40th Anniversary & Easterseals 100 Years

The Media Access Awards (MAA), celebrating its 40th anniversary, and its partner Easterseals, commemorating 100 years, presented a celebration honoring the best in disability representation in Hollywood. MAA, founded by producers Fern Field and supported by Norman Lear, annually honors the top creatives in film and television with the Writers Guild of America West; ... Read more

Google Developer Studio Hosted: Accessibility and Inclusion Strategies for Video Production

Googler Brian Grady, famed videographer, hosted the “Accessibility and Inclusion Strategies for Video Production” at Google’s Sunnyvale Campus (11/12/19) Speakers: An introduction to Accessibility from a user’s perspective Christian Vogler, PhD, – Director, Technology Access Program, Gallaudet University Chet Cooper with the “ABILITY Collective” ABILITY Magazine,, ABILITYJobFair and ABILITY Corps highlighted Google’s role ... Read more

Pete Buttigieg Releases Plan to Secure a New Era of Inclusion for People with Disabilities

Dignity, Access & Belonging — A New Era of Inclusion for People with Disabilities Mayor Pete Buttigieg released an ambitious and comprehensive plan to break down obstacles for people with disabilities in a society that has long ignored their needs, and ensure that our country works for everyone. “Our country is stronger when we ... Read more

Global Disability Strategies and Action Plans

Disability Strategies and Action Plans by Country/Area Country/Area Strategies and Action Plans — PDF links Language Afghanistan Strategy for Disability and Rehabilitation 2013-2016 English Afghanistan National Disability Action Plan 2008-2011 English Albania National Strategy on People with Disabilities English Angola Strategy for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities Portuguese National Plan of Integrated Actions ... Read more

Melanoma Research Foundation Welcomes Katie Couric to the 18th Annual NYC Gala

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) will host the 18th Annual NYC Gala at the Cipriani Broadway. The gala will welcome award-winning journalist, producer, New York Times best-selling author, podcast host, documentary filmmaker, co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) and longtime cancer prevention advocate, Katie Couric. As part of an unforgettable evening to celebrate ... Read more

Prevent Blindness Names VSP Global and Michael Guyette as the 2020 Persons of Vision Award Recipients

Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety non-profit organization, announced that the 2020 Persons of Vision Award will go to VSP Global and its President and CEO Michael Guyette. The event will take place in conjunction with Vision Expo East. All proceeds from the event will go to support the sight-saving programs ... Read more

New Podcast Series Addresses the Challenges of Eldercare

Working Daughter, a community for women balancing eldercare, career, and more, has launched a new podcast series aimed at the millions of Americans caring for aging parents. Hosted by Liz O’Donnell, founder of Working Daughter and author of the new book, Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring For Your Aging Parents While Making A ... Read more

Online ABILITY Job Fair for Job Seekers with disABILITIES

Next online ABILITY Job Fair Dec 3rd, 2019 Recruiters from Google, Amercian Express, Paul Hastings, Aetna, United States Secret Service, Glacier Bancorp, Avnet, and more met hundreds of job seekers with disABILITIES.  The ABILITY Job Fair is an online accessible face to face video platform and partners with and ABILITY Magazine. Accessibility Features: ... Read more