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The American with Disabillities Act (ADA) and mixed signals

July 26, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

On this 20th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), there were numerous articles in the mainstream press about how far we've come in, among other things, making the country an easier place to navigate for people in wheelchairs. Hooray for that! Of course, there's still a lot of work to be done, as this opinion piece on National Public Radio makes clear: For the Disabled, What A Difference One Inch Makes. As I was reading all of these articles, however, I couldn't help but think...

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Back in the spotlight: 'In-the-home' restriction

July 29, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., introduced a bill this month that would eliminate the “in-the-home” restriction for mobility devices for individuals with expected long-term needs. The Medicare Independent Living Act of 2009, H.R. 3184, has 12 co-sponsors. “The need to have access to one's physical environment through the use of an appropriate wheelchair or other mobility device, both inside and outside of the home, is critical to living independently, functioning in society and attaining...

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