'This Is All About Inclusion': The 5 Simple Rules Of Wheelchair EtiquetteIn total, 3.3 million Americans use wheelchairs, and that number is expected to grow. WCCO talked with Chad Wilson, an expert on disability rights, who presented five simple but deeply important things to bear in mind.
Survey Finds Minneapolis & St. Paul Rank Among The Best Cities For People With DisabilitiesPeople with disabilities may have a new reason to endure the Minnesota winters.
DHS: Day Services To Reopen Monday For All People With DisabilitiesThe state is 'turning the dial' and reopening day services for people with disabilities starting this week, the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced Sunday.
Hundreds Of Disability Advocates Rally At State CapitolHundreds of disability advocates rallied at the capitol Tuesday.
Wisconsin Gov. Signs Bill To Ease Voting For People With DisabilitiesThe bipartisan measure Gov. Tony Evers signed Friday creates accommodations for people who have disabilities that make it difficult for them to communicate verbally.
Disability Advocate Sues Minneapolis, Scooter Companies For ADA, Anti-Discrimination ViolationsFor many, e-scooters are a fast and fun way to get around. But for people with disabilities like Noah J. McCourt, those two wheels are terrifying.
Mother Claims IHOP Discriminated Against Toddler With No ArmsAn Arkansas mother is accusing a local IHOP franchise of discriminating against her three-year-old son who was born without arms.
9-Year-Old Girl With No Hands Wins National Handwriting ContestThe nine-year-old from Virginia has just won the 2018 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest's Nicholas Maxim Award.
Minnesotans Celebrate 25 Years Of Americans With Disabilities ActThe 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act is being celebrated across the country, and right here in Minnesota. President George Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990.
Horse Therapy Program Just Short Of Fundraising GoalA horse therapy program that helps severely-disabled children has a new home. WCCO first reported on the Hold Your Horses program in February. They were in immediate need of a new home and also needed to raise $50,000 for the move.
Twin Cities Disabilities Film Fest To Feature Shorts ProgramMinnesota filmmakers are being invited to submit entries to a new shorts program at this year's ReelAbilities Film Festival Minneapolis-St. Paul. The festival is looking for films by or about people with disabilities that explore and celebrate diversity. Minnesota filmmakers of all abilities are welcome.
Minnesotans With Disabilities Pleased With New LawThe ABLE Act is hoping to help people with disabilities "Achieve A Better Life Experience" by setting up tax advantages savings accounts, similar to college savings plans.
Holidazzle Critics Say It’s Crammed, Lacks AccessibilityThe Holidazzle Village is back open Tuesday after a water main break closed the village on Monday. But that's not the only fix they've had to make since opening a few weeks ago. The Holidazzle Village is drawing crowds of people into downtown Minneapolis, according to Leah Wong from the Minneapolis Downtown Council. "Weekend attendance is amazing and we're seeing a nice flow throughout the week as well," Wong said.
How Honeybees Are Helping Minnesotans With DisabilitiesHoneybees are helping to change the lives of some Minnesotans living with disabilities. Just last year, Midwest Special Services in Shoreview started a bee keeping program for its clients, making a sweet difference in their lives.
EEOC Sues Minnesota Home Health Care ProviderA federal agency is suing a Minneapolis area home health care provider for allegedly discriminating against a former employee with a disability. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Monday against Baywood Home Care.