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Tag Archives: disabilities

Mental health and gun violence

As a lawyer with a physical disability who also has experienced depression, I’m disappointed at the tenor of how our society discusses a disease of millions of Americans – mental illness. Each tragic occurrence of a mass shooting results in ...

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Minimum wage bill for disabled Md. workers called a battle for civil rights

A bill that would eliminate a program allowing people with disabilities to be paid a subminimum wage was the subject of lengthy hearings last week before House and Senate committees. For both sides, House Bill 420 and Senate Bill 417, ...

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Virginia Knowlton Marcus: U.S. can lead on rights for those with disabilities

The U.S. Senate hit a new low on Dec. 4, 2012, when 89-year-old Bob Dole, disabled war veteran and former Republican leader, was wheeled into the chamber to urge passage of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), only to have it fall five votes short of the requisite two-thirds majority.

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MTA unveils new vehicles to serve disabled riders

The Maryland Transit Administration is unveiling its new fleet of mobility vehicles to serve riders with disabilities. The transit agency is replacing its fleet of sedans and cut-away buses with new vehicles designed specifically for people in wheelchairs. They are ...

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New taxis target disabled passengers

Veolia Transportation, the owner of Baltimore’s Yellow Cab Co. and 1010 Sedan, announced the addition of five new taxicabs specially designed to transport individuals with disabilities. Based on extensive research within the disabled community, the vehicle was custom designed to ...

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