Disabled http://wunc.org en What Does Disability Mean To You? UNC Student Exhibit Features Personal Stories And Pictures http://wunc.org/post/what-does-disability-mean-you-unc-student-exhibit-features-personal-stories-and-pictures <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new exhibit at </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chapel Hill aims to challenge the way people think about the word "disability." It's a collection of photos and narratives written by students called "This Able Life." </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> junior Katie Savage founded the campus group, </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/#%21/AdvocatesForCarolina?fref=ts" style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates for Carolina</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She says she hopes the exhibit will help dissolve the stigma often associated with disability and transform the word into something celebratory that empowers and inspires.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:42:52 +0000 Catherine Brand, Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 12246 at http://wunc.org What Does Disability Mean To You? UNC Student Exhibit Features Personal Stories And Pictures Amazing Gifts http://wunc.org/post/amazing-gifts <p>In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act opened up a host of protections for people with disabilities. Amongst its gains, it banned workplace discrimination and forced government and commercial spaces to become more accessible. Thu, 24 May 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4724 at http://wunc.org Amazing Gifts Homeless Disabled Vets to Get Durham Housing http://wunc.org/post/homeless-disabled-vets-get-durham-housing <p>Durham will soon be home to some of North Carolina's first housing for homeless veterans with disabilities. The 10-unit complex near Northgate Mall will have affordable rents and will connect tenants with support services.<br><br>Jess Brandes is projects coordinator for <a href="http://www.casanc.org/">CASA</a>, the nonprofit developing the site. She says Durham has a lot of services for veterans because of the VA medical center there.<br> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:05:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3192 at http://wunc.org Speaking Out For Deaf/Blind Schools http://wunc.org/post/speaking-out-deafblind-schools <p>The future of the state's residential schools for the deaf and blind will be the subject of a series of public hearings this month.</p><p>Families and other interested people will gather tonight in Morganton, the site of one of North Carolina's three residential schools for the deaf and blind. Until this summer, those schools were managed by the state department of health and human services. The legislature transferred oversight to the Department of Public Instruction over the summer, cut the budget, and told DPI to recommend the closing of one of the schools.</p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 10:40:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7434 at http://wunc.org