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This guide is an excellent resource offering plenty of useful information about different types of cerebral palsy and what support is available to make living with the disorder easier.

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Travelling Abroad with a Disability 
The guide offers helpful travel tips and useful accessibility information for various disabilities. A vital chapter talks about what to pack, transport accessibility, medical emergency management, and even travel recommendations specifically catering for the disabled.

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Disability Rights Relating to Commercial Properties
Under federal and state laws, those with a range of disabilities are afforded accessibility rights when it comes to commercial properties ranging from restaurants to banks, and all in between. These rights and responsibilities especially pertain to modern buildings and new builds, while older buildings may have some exclusions if they are protected. Disability rights are essential so that everyone can access the same places, products, and services. In terms of design, these mostly center around physical access including for those with limited mobility and those who use wheelchairs. This guide to commercial property rights and responsibilities contains information on laws and regulations.

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The Guardian Documentary: The Fight
The documentary is about a group of protestors with disabilities in Bolivia who occupied space in La Paz demanding that the government give them a proper state pension. People with disabilities are among the most discriminated against in Bolivia. Fed up with being ignored, a group of them march across the Andes to the seat of the government in La Paz, asking to speak to President Evo Morales. They are met with riot police, barricades, teargas and water cannon.

More at: http://bit.ly/2qrpPgJ
Contact: Charlie Phillips, charlie.phillips [at] theguardian.com

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Muhi- Generally Temporary
The film introduces us to Muhi (Muhammad), a brave and spirited Palestinian boy, who for the past 7 years has been living in an Israeli hospital. With both his arms and legs amputated, Muhi is unable to return to his family in Gaza, where the healthcare system has no means to treat his condition. Watched over by both Jews and Arabs, and caught between the pressures of two worlds, Muhi’s story bears witness to many struggles, and also attests to an inspiring resilience within the larger conflict.

More at: bit.ly/MuhiCampaign
Contact: Eliza Duenow, muhi [at] medaliaproductions.com

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Guide for Building an Accessible Home Living Space for People with Disabilities
Today, 56.7 million individuals in the United States are living with a disability. Whether you’re living in an older home that needs a major remodel or looking to revamp your space, it is important to understand the factors needed to make a home even more accessible to disabled needs.

  • Are your walkways and entrances well-lit and step-free?
  • Are all shelves and cabinets within easy reach for your ability and height?
  • Are there carbon monoxide and smoke detectors installed on each floor of the home?

In this guide, you will learn the proper modifications for every living space to make your home safe and accessible. After all, every home is meant to bring comfort and peace of mind. Here’s how to build an accessible home living space for people with disabilities. 

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Access Visual Art (AVA) 
Access Visual Art (AVA) is an online information resource dedicated to providing physical accessibility information
about Ontario’s art venues. This resource includes image-rich and detailed reports gathered from surveys and site audits, presenting up-to-date profiles on the accessibility features of venues such as museums, galleries, studios, theatres and other facilities used by the visual arts sector.