Disability Diaries

The Disability Diaries: Theater Group Offers Refuge From Stereotypes

Posted on · This year is the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The law has had concrete benefits, like wheelchair ramps and lifts in public places. But a law cannot directly change stereotypes. In the last story of our weeklong series, KUHF health, science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel explores how cultural perceptions have changed, and what still needs to be done.

Disability Diaries

The Disability Diaries: Fighting for a Home of One’s Own

Posted on · We're reporting this week on disability issues, twenty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees access to public spaces. But it cannot guarantee that most prized human desire: a home of one's own. In part four of our series, KUHF health, science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel reports on what it takes to stay out of a nursing home, living independently and with dignity.

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The Disability Diaries: Blind Teens Take Summer Camp in Stride

Posted on · This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel is going in-depth to explore the law and other real-life issues for those who have a disability. For the third story in our series, she visited a summer camp for blind teenagers in Burton, Texas.

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The Disability Diaries: Disability a Disadvantage in Job Hunt

Posted on · This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. While the law has had many benefits, people with disabilities still tend to suffer economically. As a group, they have the highest unemployment rate in the country. KUHF Health, Science, and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel explores that problem today as part of her week-long series on disability and society.

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The Disability Diaries: 20 years of the ADA

Posted on · This year marks the 20th anniversary of an important civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA has made it easier for people with disabilities to take buses, go to movies, even vote. But the law was not a panacea. People with disabilities still struggle with poverty, isolation and unemployment. In the first story of a weeklong series, Carrie Feibel talks with one Houstonian about his disability — and his refusal to let it define him.