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    1. Most U.S. medical schools fail to accommodate disabilities

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsFeb 12 10:16 AM

      By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Most U.S. medical schools fail to accommodate students with disabilities, a study shows. While most schools posted their policies, known as technical standards, on their websites, only one third appeared to provide accommodations to students who might be eligible for help under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the analysis found. “The students’ ability to...

    2. Synchrony Financial Launches People with Disabilities Hiring Initiative

      Business Wire via Yahoo! FinanceFeb 10 11:00 AM

      Synchrony Financial, , a premier consumer financial services company with 80 years of retail heritage, today announced it is embarking on an initiative to attract more people with disabilities to join its workforce.

    3. Most U.S. medical schools fail to accommodate students with disabilities, a study shows.

    4. Manitobans with disabilities want their issues to be addressed in the spring provincial election, says advocacy group Disability Matters Vote 2016. "[These issues] impact hundreds of thousands of Manitobans who are often disenfranchised, often vulnerable people, and they all have gifts and strengths and they're people. They have the right to live and be a part of our communities," said Malinda ...

    5. They may dream of becoming doctors, and helping people like themselves. But for young people with disabilities, that dream may die when they check the admissions standards of most medical schools, according to a new study.

    6. Disabilities society looks at employment barriers in Nunavut

      CBC via Yahoo Canada NewsFeb 08 01:45 AM

      The Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society wants to help employers in Nunavut hire more workers with disabilities. The society is conducting a survey to find out what support employers need, and what barriers exist for Nunavut businesses when it comes to more inclusive hiring practices. "Obviously there are potentially some attitude barriers that we have to face when we are looking at ...

    7. Residents with disabilities ‘must be covered’ by insurance

      Gulf News via Yahoo Maktoob NewsFeb 09 11:26 PM

      A plan to have all citizens and expatriates with disabilities covered by health insurance in Dubai is under study, an official said on Tuesday. Dr Hussain Maseeh, Expert, Programme and Social Services Sector, Community Development Authority (CDA), said a CDA study has found residents with special needs are not adequately covered. The findings have been presented to the Dubai Health Authority ...

    8. Unemployment for people with disabilities ended the year at 10.3 percent in December 2015 compared with 11.2 percent for the same month a year ago, according to a study by Allsup, the nation's premier ...

    9. Nearly $600,000 in public funds for people with developmental disabilities instead goes to a trade association whose lobbying at the state Capitol has resulted in a contentious relationship with parents of children with disabilities.

    10. 2015 An Upbeat Year for People with Disabilities but Ends on a Downbeat

      GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! FinanceFeb 03 08:48 AM

      WEST ORANGE, N.J. -- Despite last quarter losses, 2015 was overall a good year for people with disabilities in the workplace, according to this special year-in-review edition of the Trends in Disability ...

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