France under pressure over disabled rights as Olympics loomApril 25, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Pascale Ribes and other campaigners for the rights of people with disabilities in France have an invite to meet the French president Wednesday. But because she uses a wheelchair, Ribes won't risk traveling by public transport to the conference at the presidential Elysee Palace.
Judy Heumann, disability rights activist, dies at age 75March 5, 2023 GMT
Judy Heumann, a renowned activist who helped secure legislation protecting the rights of disabled people, has died at age 75.
News of her death Saturday in Washington, D.C., was posted on her website and social media accounts and confirmed by her youngest brother, Rick Heumann.
Deal could make disabled students’ classmates wear masksDecember 13, 2022 GMT
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Disabled students can request that their peers be required to wear masks in class in 12 Virginia schools under the terms of a settlement reached Monday.
Parents at those 12 schools filed a lawsuit in February to challenge an executive order from Gov.