January 2017

2016 People of the Year: The Resisters

By | January 1st, 2017|

A fictional quad acts on his pre-planned suicide even after finding the love of his life. Two real-life disabled girls — one 5 and the other 14 — choose to die with the blessing of family members. Responding bravely, disability advocates battled widespread ignorance, melodrama and misinformation, telling the truth about living with a disability in an attempt to save lives. For their dedication, courage and persistence, NM is proud to honor them as People of the Year.

December 2016

Forced to Pay Wheelchair Rental?

By | December 1st, 2016|

Q. The electric wheelchair I’ve been using the last 10 years is beyond repair, and my vendor says replacement parts are unavailable. My need for the wheelchair is critical. Now I have learned that my level of disability does not allow me to have a chair with the same features. I have been “demoted” to a standard power wheelchair.

November 2016

October 2016

Financial Inclusion Summit Grapples with Unbanked and Underbanked People with Disabilities

By | October 31st, 2016|

Bankers, stakeholders, policymakers and people with disabilities met in Seattle to discuss how to engage more people with disabilities in the banking process at the [...]

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