Why Everyone Thinks that They Care About Disability Rights When They Really Don’t

On Thursday, Rachel Maddow asked "Who campaigns on gutting the American's with Disabilities Act?" in a segment that included no interviews with disabled people. https://twitter.com/MaddowBlog/status/964324763740065792 She asks the question and seems to understand that the answer is "no, one" but she fails to ask or investigate why no one would ever openly say "Send me … Continue reading Why Everyone Thinks that They Care About Disability Rights When They Really Don’t

The Real Problem with “Drive-By Lawsuits”

On Dec. 4 the show 60 Minutes featured a segment on "Drive-By Lawsuits" hosted by Anderson Cooper. A drive-by lawsuit is a lawsuit filed by a disabled person based on an ADA (or other accessibility law depending on country of origin) violation. These lawsuits are framed as a nuisance as they are sometimes filed by … Continue reading The Real Problem with “Drive-By Lawsuits”