stops4armadillos (JM Andy)

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Theatre Lawrence allows people with hearing loss to 'loop' into performances

As a public accommodation, under Title III of the ADA, the theater has to provide interpreters on request. They do not have to employ one around the clock.

November 15, 2013 at 3:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to reimpose work requirement for food assistance

There are plenty of educated people in poverty.

September 4, 2013 at 7:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to reimpose work requirement for food assistance

I've worked in social services for 20+ years. Fraud is NOT common.

September 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Youth Employment Program opens doors for youth with disabilities to land jobs

Great program! People with disabilities have double the unemployment rate as non-disabled folks. If people want to grouse about "moochers" receiving benefits from social programs, then they should work very hard to make sure there are employment opportunities available to people with disabilities. MOST people WANT to work.

September 2, 2013 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

And you think your utility bills are high?

I'm a "working" person and I certainly do not keep my house as warm as 78 in the summer. It's at 72 when I'm home, 75 when I'm away. I also work at KU and I could NOT properly concentrate or do my job to the best of my abilities if I am too hot. Our A/C has been out for two mornings this week and nothing got done but panting in front of a fan. Your suggestions don't play out in the real world.

August 30, 2013 at 4:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

World-renowned performers wow downtown Lawrence

I've seen Mama Lou perform before. She's awesome! I wish my eight-year-old daughter could see her and see what women can do. Amazing!

August 24, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU professor helps discover earliest human tumor ever found

Congratulations Dr. Frayer! (Incidentally, I had you as an instructor 20+ years ago and still have nightmares about primate dentition!)

June 11, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Advocates for people with developmental disabilities say they want to stay out of KanCare

The ID/DD/MR folks have a strong lobby and a complex service system. I'm afraid that's the only thing that's kept the Koch/Brownback/CStreet train from barreling through their lives thus far. But it's coming. And it's going to be ugly.

March 21, 2013 at 7:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Disability advocates cheer new federal guidelines on school sports

It's not about band vs. sports vs. theater, etc. It's about people with disabilities having the same rights and opportunities as everyone else in our country. It's about school's not saying the kid with cerebral palsy can't try out for wrestling. It's about saying HE SURE AS HELL CAN AND HAS THE SAME RIGHT TO TRY. This is a civil rights issue. The ADA and Rehab Act are CIVIL RIGHTS laws. There is nothing new here. The Rehab Act was passed in 1973, but was not complied with for decades. This is about finally policing schools who have discriminated against students with disabilities since...well...EVER.

January 25, 2013 at 8:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )