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Discovering Digital Pathways To Disability Culture
Whatever else we may feel about the benefits and drawbacks of social media, it has produced at least one clear positive. Disability Culture is thriving online.
National Council on Disability (NCD)
NCD is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities.
An initiative of the Essl Foundation, focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities globally. It provides a platform where the most innovative and effective solutions to problems that persons with disabilities face, are shared. Its sole objective is to assist in creating a world without barriers.
Disabilities in NYC: an Unnecessary Struggle Just to Get Around
For Dustin Jones, heading to work isn’t as simple as jumping on the subway. Jones lost his left foot in November 2011 to what he calls a “freak accident,” after a small cut turned into an infection and doctors eventually had to amputate. In a wheelchair now, he compares his daily commute to an obstacle course.
Complete Streets Toolkit
GO TO 2040 recognizes the need for a modern, efficient transportation system to support the growth, diversity, and prosperity of the region. To help achieve this, the plan recommends policies, actions, and investments to improve conditions for bicycling, walking, and the use of public transportation, including a Complete Streets approach to planning and designing local transportation systems. Complete Streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient, and comfortable travel and access for all anticipated roadway users, regardless of their age, abilities, or mode of travel.
Complete Streets Policy Adds to Momentum in Hamilton
On June 26, the SPRC hosted a policy event to gather feedback about a draft Complete Streets policy for Hamilton. The success of this event is one of many indicators of momentum for Complete Streets in Hamilton and beyond.