Cutout-style photos of Microsoft assistive devices over a frenetic, geometric background
Microsoft reinvents the mouse for people with disabilities

A new line of adaptive computer accessories that can be personalized with 3D printed modifications will be coming from Microsoft this fall.

A college-age woman with long dark hair wears a black graduation gown and mortar board and a flower necklace.
A nonspeaking valedictorian with autism gives her college’s commencement speech

Elizabeth Bonker delivered the valedictory address at this year’s Rollins College commencement ceremony via text-to-speech technology.

Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke speaks at a news conference on Aug. 5, 2021
U.S. warns of discrimination in using artificial intelligence to screen job candidates

The U.S. federal government has warned employers that the use of artificial intelligence to screen applicants or monitor worker productivity may violate civil rights.

The playwright, novelist and activist Susan Nussbaum in an undated photo. She has curly, shoulder-length brown hair and wears an oversized green t-shirt.
Susan Nussbaum, 68, Who Pressed for Disability Rights in Her Plays, Dies

The playwright became a vocal disability advocate on and off stage after being hit by a car at age 24.

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LAUSD passes controversial deaf education plan despite strong opposition

The Los Angeles Unified School Board has passed a controversial resolution that standardizes ASL-English bilingual education for early intervention with deaf and hard-of-hearing students.