Category Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

Homelessness and Disability Rights

Listen 29 min On April 5, 2018 a Federal judge in San Francisco heard arguments against evicting the 125+ people of a Sebastopol Road homeless camp in Santa Rosa. The camp residents asked the judge to issue a temporary restraining … Continue reading

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My ADA story: A Deafblind Lawyer Dismantling Digital Barriers

I recently had the honor of introducing President Obama at a White House reception commemorating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The President shared a moving story of how, in the years before Congress passed the ADA, his father-in-law — who … Continue reading

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Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History

Listen (29 minutes) We bring you highlights from Corbett Joan O’Toole’s reading from her new memoir, Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History.    A transcript is available here. Arriving in Berkeley among the first wave of people with disabilities, Corbett O’Toole … Continue reading

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The ADA Legacy Bus Rolls On!

Listen (29 min) As the Magna Carta rounds the corner toward its 800th year of existence, The Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA, (a mere babe of almost 25 years) will celebrate its birth as well.   Photographer Tom Olin has … Continue reading

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Women with Disabilities in Nepal

Listen (29 min) Six years ago the traditional king of Nepal gave up the last vestige of his power and Nepal entered a period of intense transition. We talk about how women with disabilities in Nepal are faring with Nirmala … Continue reading

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“Music By Prudence” & Moments in Disability History

Listen: May 4, 2-3 pm PST KPFA And the Oscar for Best Documentary Short goes to…..  “Music by Prudence!”    We begin this program with the story of an incredible singer from a school for disabled people in Zimbabwe and … Continue reading

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Tricky Terrain for International Students with Disabilities

LISTEN (28 min) How do two disabled international post-secondary students feel about their experiences navigating the tricky terrain of life inside and out of the university? Encouraged or discouraged?  Irina Anisimova and Cpt. Bobby Quamar bring their stories and personal … Continue reading

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Rights for Foreclosed Renters & Domestic Workers Bill

Listen (28 min) Pushing Limits welcomes Brendan Darrow to talk about legal rights for people with disabilities who are renting homes that are being foreclosed.   We will discuss how local and state laws, as well as the Americans With … Continue reading

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Revising the ADA

Want to tell the government how they should improve the ADA? This Monday, January 10, the Department of Justice will be holding one of three national public hearings in San Francisco to get feedback on proposed revisions of the ADA. Pushing Limits is taking … Continue reading

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