In the News

In the News is a collection of news stories about aging and disability issues, as well as news stories about ACL and ACL programs.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

May 29, 2020
Newsweek (5/29, Gander) reports “people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are more likely to die from COVID-19 than those without, according to a study.” The authors of a “
May 28, 2020
Analysis: Nursing Homes, Long-Term Care Facilities Will Need To Drastically Shift Practices In Wake Of Pandemic. An analysis in the Arizona Republic (5/28, McGlade) reports long-term care facilities will “likely need to stockpile personal protective equipment, increase staffing and alter the way residents and visitors interact.” Fundamentally, “some say, nursing
May 28, 2020
Forbes (5/28, Alexiou) reports that according to a survey conducted by Level Access, “alongside G3ict (The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs) and IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals), 56% of organizations still don’t routinely test their digital products with disabled people to evaluate accessibility and usability.” This is “in spite of the f
May 28, 2020
The Oklahoman (5/28, Willert) reports that on Thursday, HHS announced “it awarded about $1.2 million to four tribes in Oklahoma to prepare, prevent, and respond to COVID-19 in rural tribal communities.” HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $300,000 apiece to the “Chickasaw Nation (Ada), the Cherokee Nation (Tahlequah), the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma (Qu
May 28, 2020
New York Times (May 28) Margaret Maughn, Medal-Winning Wheelchair Athlete, Dies at 91 Paralyzed from the waist down, she won gold in archery and swimming at the first Paralympic Games in 1960 and became an advocate of sports as therapy.
May 28, 2020
Kaiser Health News (5/28, Graham) reports older adults are still being advised to shelter in place even as states begin to relax restrictions around the pandemic, but “for some, the burden of isolation and uncertainty is becoming hard to bear.” The article profiles both senior citizens who live alone as well as many who live in assisted living facilities and how they are
May 27, 2020
Washington Post (May 27) In Cameroon, she was a journalist and disability activist. In the U.S., she’s stuck in place.
May 27, 2020
Des Moines Register (May 27) Iowans with disabilities feel shut out of ‘Test Iowa’ drive-up sites
May 27, 2020
Kaiser Health News (May 27) Going the Distance by Bus Through a Pandemic
May 27, 2020
The New York Times (5/27, Gram) reports that while the COVID-19 pandemic “has prompted a lot of discussion about telework,” little of that discussion focuses on “the fact that many people have been working from home by necessity for decades.” The Times says, “Parents and other caregivers, as well as those with disabilities that have made commuting or office life unworkabl

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