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Op-Ed: 'Marvelous' Superfest event highlighted disability with 52 films Special

San Francisco - With over 52 films from all over the world, organizers of the annual Superfest disability-celebrating film festival considered the event this past November 2, "a marvelous day, highlighting the intersections of disability, art and film.

Op-Ed: Audio Describer donates her voice to help those with disabilities Special

San Francisco - With so much these days about access and having a voice to be heard, voice-over artist Michele Spitz is very outspoken when it has to do with access to the arts.

Suit claims police in Hawthorne California taser, beat, deaf man

Hawthorne - Jonathan Meister claims that he was trying to communicate with hand signals to the police to tell them that he was deaf but says they shot him with Taser darts, struck him, and forced him to the ground kicking him as well.

Op-Ed: 'Abilities Expo' is more than an ADA convention, it's a reunion Special

San Jose - It has been 20 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was established. While there is debate whether or not the ADA legislation has made a significant impact,

Montana Supreme Court: Obesity may qualify as 'impairment'

Helena - Montana's highest court ruled Friday that obesity qualifies as an impairment in some cases under the Montana Human Rights Act, thus allowing the potential for those who are obese to seek greater protection against discrimination.

Overweight man sues White Castle over booth size

Nanuet - An overweight New York man has filed a lawsuit against the White Castle fast-food chain alleging they have violated his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act by not accommodating people of his size by providing larger, more comfortable booths.

Palins, Emanuel, Limbaugh Remarks and the ADA position

Rush Limbaugh and Rahm Emanuel have beeen criticized for using offensive language about disabilities. Is one more innocent than the other, and should either be ignored? The Department of Labor has guidelines that answer the question.
 

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From Abilities Expo 2011 in San Jose, CA
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Thousands are expected to attend the annual Abilities Expo at the San Jose Convention Center on Nov....
Thousands are expected to attend the annual Abilities Expo at the San Jose Convention Center on Nov. 16 to 18, 2012.
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