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  • Disabled protesters gather near the Capitol in DC.

    The History Of Disability Rights In Washington, DC

    By Patricia Chadwick for The Metropole (publication of the Urban History Association) | October 14, 2023 Disability history is woven throughout the history of civil rights, institutions, medicine, eugenics, technology,…

  • A group of people crawl up the steps of the US Capitol.

    Urban Disability

    From The Metropole, the official blog of the Urban History Association To celebrate Urban Disability Month, The Metropole is publishing five articles: Fighting For Rights: An Overview Of Urban Disability Disability’s…

  • Blind children in a classroom with Braille books.

    The Long Road to a Brighter Future

    By Patricia Chadwick Can news and information pave the way to a better life for people with disabilities in China? The situation for the estimated 80 million disabled people in…

  • A woman using crutches stands on a curb.

    Amina Azimi — Raising the Voices of the Disabled in Afghanistan

    By Patricia Chadwick Amina Azimi was a young girl when she lost her right leg from a rocket propelled grenade that landed near her home in Kabul. Her family took…

  • Protesters sit in the street.

    A Deaf Journalist in Nigeria Fights to Advance Disability Rights

    By Patricia Chadwick People with disabilities in Kaduna State in Nigeria took to the streets in May to protest a proposed law banning street begging and hawking. The administration of…

  • A woman using crutches walks across a dirt field.

    Information is Critical for People with Disabilities

    By Patricia Chadwick Emerging from two decades of civil war and lawlessness, Somalia’s people are struggling with poverty and continuing violence. And, as in many societies, people with disabilities are…