Wry, tenacious and determined, Zukas designed Berkeley’s first curb cuts, brought wheelchair-accessible buttons to BART elevators and engineered accessibility improvements around the globe.
Joshua Miele won a MacArthur “genius” prize in 2021. Set up in a new workshop, he’s planning a listening party for the sounds of the aurora borealis and is learning to use his celebrity for good.
Famous for pushing Berkeley to install the country’s first curb cut, the center has also broken ground with its peer counseling program and now helps around 1,000 people per year.
Issues with mobility, hearing, vision, frailty and intellectual or developmental disabilities make emergency preparedness more challenging. Preparation can help and may save lives.
The National Federation of the Blind hopes a settlement the mother reached with BUSD will become a blueprint for other school districts.
Marilyn Golden, a key figure in the drafting and passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, died at her home in Berkeley on Sept. 21.
Joshua A. Miele won a prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship for his pragmatic inventions that help blind people navigate the physical and digital world.
Berkeley Unified has agreed to settle a 2017 lawsuit alleging it failed to provide an appropriate education for students with dyslexia.
‘Crip Camp’ shows how a summer camp in upstate New York galvanized a generation of activists and influenced Berkeley’s disability rights movement.
Frustrated with the official handling, some people in the disability community organized their own emergency response efforts during recent blackouts.
Hundreds of Twitter users accused the city of telling residents with disabilities to fend for themselves during the outage. Berkeley says that doesn’t reflect what’s happening on the ground.
Through his Krip-Hop Nation organization, Moore brings a plethora of artists to the Ed Roberts Campus and other local venues with the Disabled African Musicians festival, starting Tuesday.