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SafeBeings
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A Washtenaw County education leader and a former Ann Arbor police officer have formed an advocacy organization offering protection for those with hidden and visible disabilities.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Benjamin Edmondson and Jason Gold about what they are hoping to create in Washtenaw County and across the state and country.


Focus On EMU: Disability Arts And Culture Symposium

Nov 12, 2019
Disability Arts and Culture Symposium

This week, host Patrick Campion sits down with Beth Currans and Alaina Stuard from the Women's and Gender Studies Department to discuss the upcoming Disability Arts and Culture Symposium, and a new minor (Critical Disabilities Studies) being offered here at EMU.


Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

Finding an apartment or house to rent is a difficult and stressful task in and of itself.  Add discrimination to the mix, and it becomes a nightmare.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan visited an Ann Arbor woman who has lived that experience.   


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

In our daily drives this time of year, we frequently encounter cyclists on the paths and roadways around town.  More often than not, we continue on our journey without another thought about the person we see riding to points unknown.  Sometimes, there is a more going on than meets the eye. In this installment of WEMU’s “Hidden in Plain Sight" series, Jorge Avellan takes you inside a program that is helping those with disabilities pedal to greater independence. 


Michigan Supreme Court
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The Michigan Supreme Court says religious schools cannot claim a blanket exemption from being sued for violating anti-discrimination laws.


US Supreme Court
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The so-called “logic games” section of the Law School Admission Test puts blind students at a disadvantage.  That is the argument of a Michigan man who filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court.


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Michigan is now the fifth state in the U.S. to launch a savings program for people with disabilities.