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MSNBC: Life After Lockdown for People with Disabilities

A conversation with Emily Ladau and MSNBC correspondent Joe Fryer about the impact of “returning to normal” post-COVID, and why disability advocates are urging that we instead move ahead to a more inclusive, accessible world.

Microsoft: Be your usual self (Simple Things Count, Episode 1)

Disability rights activist Emily Ladau explains how to best interact with people with disabilities—the same as with anyone else.

VICE News: Flying Has Become Hell for Passengers with Wheelchairs

A spotlight on the indignities of air travel for disabled passengers, including experiences of damaged mobility equipment.

Vox – Consider It: What it means to be a good ally in 2019

A conversation on meaningful allyship and how to take action.

Vox: Is the Americans with Disabilities Act still effective?

The law says public spaces have to be accessible to everyone. So why is it still so hard people with disabilities to get around? 

VICE: How to Treat a Person with Disabilities, According to People with Disabilities

VICE talks to people living with disabilities about the proper ways to treat someone with disabilities.

Facebook Live: Women’s March on Washington

Read the transcript of A conversation on disability, intersectionality & accountability

Rooted in Rights: A Mother’s Day message from Emily and Ellen Ladau

Emily and Ellen Ladau talk about the rights of parents with disabilities and share their story.

Podcasts, Radio, & Television

NPR Life Kit

Don’t be scared to talk about disabilities. Here’s what to know and what to say

WNYC’s The Takeaway

What is Disability Pride Month?

PBS NewsHour

Pandemic means Americans with disabilities aren’t getting the services they need


Becoming a better ally during Disability Pride Month

Call Your Girlfriend

Disability, Fragility, Vulnerability

Demystifying Disability

So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

Demystifying Disability and Closing Opportunity Gaps

Otherppl with Brad Listi

About Demystifying Disability

The Heumann Perspective

“Demystifying Disability” with Ellen and Emily Ladau

Tiffany & Yu

Making the Disability Experience Accessible

Function with Anil Dash

Design Bias is Ruining Accessibility

NPR Morning Edition

Clinton Courts Voters With Disabilities

BBC Radio Ouch

Disability Talk

Disability Visibility Podcast


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New York Times

‘A Failed System’: What It’s Like to Vote With a Disability During a Pandemic


With Roe v. Wade overturned, disabled people reflect on how it will impact them

Clinton Puts Focus On 56 Million ‘Invisible’ Voters With Disabilities

The Washington Post

What disabled people know about making better New Year’s resolutions

As restaurants take over sidewalks to provide pandemic-safe dining, people with disabilities encounter barriers.

Donald Trump put disability in the spotlight, but not in the way these advocates hoped.

‘Me Before You’ has a disabled main character — but activists are angry. Here’s why.

Los Angeles Review of Books

Changing the Mindset: A Conversation with Emily Ladau

Shape Magazine

This Activist Reframed 2022 Goal Setting In the Most Genius Way

USA Today

‘Exhausting’: Traveler chose to fix her own wheelchair after this airline damaged it


Why Some Disability Rights Activists Are Protesting ‘Me Before You’

The Daily Beast

Think the Pandemic Sucks? Now Imagine You Have a Disability.


Disabled Lives Are An Afterthought During School Shootings. But Why?

Disabled New Yorkers File Lawsuit Against MTA Over Subway Gaps

What Your Disabled Friends Want You To Know About ‘Going Back To Normal’ Post-Vaccine

How To Talk To Your Kid About Disability 

It’s Perfectly OK To Call A Disabled Person ‘Disabled,’ And Here’s Why

#CripTheVote This Election Year

The #CripTheVote Movement Is Bringing Disability Rights To The 2016 Election


Disclosing a disability in the workplace, as employers focus on creating a culture of inclusion

Columbia Journalism Review

What journalists can do better to cover the disability beat

Good Housekeeping

Parents with Disabilities Are Often Overlooked in Society

Gay Mag

The Cost of Accessibility


Products mocked as “lazy” or “useless” are often important tools for people with disabilities

Vice – Tonic

We Need to Stop Talking About Disability as a Burden

We Don’t Need Events Specifically for Disabled People


Why banning plastic straws upsets people with disabilities

The Open Notebook

Eradicating Ableist Language Yields More-Accurate and More-Humane Journalism


Most of US Wants Sex Ed in Schools. Why Isn’t It Federally Mandated and Funded?

Does “Special Ed” Serve Students? Disability Activists Say No.

Meaningful Accessibility in the Workplace: An Interview with Disability Rights Activist Emily Ladau

Undark Magazine

The Physics (and Economics, and Politics) of Wheelchairs on Planes

Bloomberg Government

Airlines Duck Fines for Busting Wheelchairs, Despite Tougher Law

Wall Street Journal

Twitter’s Voice Tweets Upset Users Again Over Accessibility


It’s Hard Being Cut Off from Society? Welcome to My World

Apartment Therapy

What Happens to Remote-Friendly Work Culture in the Post-Pandemic Era?


How to Get Disability Accommodations at School

The Globe and Mail

Why journalism must be careful about health and gender

60 Minutes Overtime

The New York City Subway’s Accessibility Problem

U.S. News and World Report

These 10 People Wouldn’t Give Up Their Wheelchairs If They Could


13 People With Disabilities Discuss Their Post-Election Concerns


Millennial activists on Long Island: West Babylon’s Emily Ladau

American Association of People with Disabilities

Announcing the 2018 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards

The Lilith Blog

Disability Rights Activist Emily Ladau on How to Make Feminism Include Everyone

Adelphi University

A Disability Advocate’s Day at the White House

A Conversation With Emily Ladau ’13, Disability Advocate, Author and Adelphi Trustee

Johns Hopkins University

Emily Ladau on disability, ableism, and being proud of who you are

Scary Mommy

It’s Okay To Say ‘Disabled’ And Other Truths About Approaching Disability With Respect


Redefining the Beach Body: 4 Women Share Their Views


These Empowering Photos Prove Beauty Isn’t One Size Fits All

Women on Writing

Emily Ladau Shines a Light on Disability


Disability rights activist visits Rochester to discuss ‘self-direction’