What it’s Really Like to Fly as a Wheelchair User

(CNN) — Fear of flying is far from unusual, but I struggle with the lesser-known fear of flying logistics. It’s common knowledge among wheelchair users that there’s more to successful completion of a safe, comfortable flight than taking off smoothly and […]

February 28th, 2019 - submitted by
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A bat mitzvah girl debuts a new way for blind Jews to participate in an ancient tradition

Batya Sperling Milner, who is blind, spent months preparing for her orthodox Jewish bat mitzvah. She rehearsed her ceremony on Jan. 9, thanks to new technology. (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post) It turned out that reading Torah in a service — and […]

January 16th, 2019 - submitted by

Our Fight for Disability Rights, and Why We’re not Done Yet

Four decades ago, Judith Heumann helped to lead a groundbreaking protest called the Section 504 sit-in — in which disabled-rights activists occupied a federal building for almost a month, demanding greater accessibility for all. In this personal, inspiring talk, Heumann […]

April 2nd, 2018 - submitted by

Jewish Funders Network: “Guide to Jewish Values and Disability Rights”

This book aims to inspire Jewish communities to more fully integrate disability into our conversations about Jewish values – and to affirm the potential for a powerful connection between Jewish tradition and movements for disability justice. By bringing Jewish texts […]

February 22nd, 2018 - submitted by

Disabilities & Inclusion Learning Center

The URJ (Union for Reform Judaism’s) Disabilities and Inclusion Center Favorite

November 2nd, 2017 - submitted by

B’More Inclusive Guide for Teachers

The Center for Jewish Education’s Disability Awareness Guide helps teachers incorporate the Jewish value of inclusion and diversity into existing lessons with sensitivity and ease. JEWISH DISABILITY AWARENESS AND INCLUSION CJE wants to help you jump start a conversation about […]

November 2nd, 2017 - submitted by