July 2018

June 2018

ADA Lawsuits: Should Society Be Worried About Serial Litigants, or Serial Violators of the ADA

By | 2018-07-16T11:11:36+00:00 June 16th, 2018|

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on a lawsuit filed alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The article shares a tone with many stories on ADA lawsuits from around the country, and is illustrative of the way that the mainstream press often portrays these lawsuits and those who file them.

May 2018

Shifts in Mainstream Media Conversations About Disability

By | 2018-07-16T10:42:14+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

Despite years of progress, the media’s coverage of people with disabilities and the issues pertinent to us all too often remains condescending. The coverage of two recent events — the death of physicist Stephen Hawking and the Pyeongchang Paralympics — provided contrasting examples of the good and the bad of mainstream coverage.

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