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Creighton University Appeals Order Favoring Deaf Student

OMAHA, Neb. ― Creighton University is appealing a federal judge’s ruling requiring it to provide a deaf student with special equipment and interpreters to allow him to finish his last two years of medical school.

Justice Martins, who has Aspergers Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, will receive his degree after overcoming challenges in an intensive baking and pastry arts program.

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Dr. Hernan Melgarejo failed part II of the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam eight times and blamed discrimination, according to the court.

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College can be a safe space for people, young and old, to learn and grow. Thanks to new initiatives, those with developmental disabilities are now getting the chance to experience all that college has to offer.

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She has been a seminal figure in the civil and women’s rights movements for decades, but educator, feminist and human rights activist Dr. Angela Davis still remains deeply involved in movements for social justice globally.

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Gallaudet University has reinstated its chief diversity officer after a 3-month paid suspension for signing a petition circulated by opponents of gay marriage in Maryland.

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Although a growing number of children are being diagnosed with mental and emotional disorders that prevent them from succeeding in college, few colleges have created programs that provide them the help they need to make it in the classroom.

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As the founder of the San Francisco State University-based Whirlwind Wheelchair International, Ralf Hotchkiss focuses on producing and distributing durable yet inexpensive chairs for people with significant disabilities in countries such as Rwanda, Indonesia and Haiti.

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The technology has the potential to provide a new degree of freedom to disabled users.

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ROANOKE Va. -  An advocacy group claims in a series of lawsuits that Radford University, a half-dozen Roanoke area shopping malls and two hotels fail to provide adequate facilities for disabled people. The lawsuits were filed over the last two weeks in U.S. District Court in Roanoke by the Florida-based National Alliance for Accessibility and […]

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