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What is Disability Culture, and Do Reproductive Technologies Threaten It?

Bioethics and the disability community have always had a strange and uncomfortable relationship. That is because many of the mainstream controversies that define modern bioethics have a direct impact on people with disabilities: specifically, the use of technology to eliminate disabilities and questions surrounding genetic diversity. Genetic diversity and disability New reproductive technologies often appear …

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#CripTheVote: what is it?

The 2016 election brought the #CripTheVote movement into the forefront of American politics. However, the movement wasn’t just about that election. It’s about increasing the visibility of people with disabilities for all elections and achieving better representation at all levels of government. The #CripTheVote movement gained a lot of momentum after Donald Trump was called …

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How To Choose A Wheelchair That's Right For You

What’s so hard about choosing a wheelchair? I can just choose one that looks good to me, or chooses based on the cost of the wheelchair right? In the end, aren’t all wheelchairs basically alike? No, they’re definitely not. Wheelchairs are highly customizable, and they have to be; wheelchair users have diverse characteristics and a range …

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Service Dogs in School: A Girl with a Disability and her Service Dog

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has recently found what we all know in our hearts to be true: nothing should come between a girl and her dog, and there is a place for service dogs in school. Well, that’s definitely a paraphrase. Actually, the case concerns Ehlena Fry, a 13-year-old with cerebral …

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