4,118May 31, 2011
Global Autism Awareness
Officials from domestic and international groups testified about autism. Among the topics they addressed were international efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, ...
1,566Jul 26, 2002
Justin Dart, Jr. Memorial Service
The disability rights advocate died June 22 at age 71. On the 12th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Mrs. Dart, family and friends hosted a celebration honoring Justin ...
1,264Nov 5, 2013
Disabilities Rights and International Law
Witnesses testified on the Disability Treaty, a law that, if ratified, would extend Americans' disability rights to disabled people in foreign countries.
1,227Jul 10, 1995
Book Discussion on Moving Violations: A Memoir
Journalist Hockenberry was paralyzed in an auto accident at age 19. His book, Moving Violations: A Memoir - War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence, is an exploration of his ...
1,151Jul 27, 2012
Americans with Disabilities Act
Matthew Brault and Curtis Decker talked about the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic ...
775Jan 1, 1991
Life and Career of I. King Jordan
Mr. Jordan is the president of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The 124 year old university is the only liberal arts institution in the nation for deaf ...
715Aug 18, 2009
Secretary Duncan Remarks on Special Education
Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke about the role parents and educators play in assisting children and youth with disabilities. He talked about his commitment to prevent “horrific ...
505Feb 18, 2012
Book Discussion on Hope Unseen
Scotty Smiley talked about his book Hope Unseen: The Story of the U.S. Army’s First Blind Active-Duty Officer. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a ...
443Feb 23, 2013
Employing People with Disabilities
Governors talked about employment challenges for intellectually and physically disabled individuals and the roles both state governments and businesses could play in advancing employment ...
400Apr 9, 2012
Federal Disability Payments
Damian Paletta talked about the cost of the federally based disability payments and who qualifies to receive them. Other topics included the history and evolution of the program and when the ...
314Oct 7, 2009
Helen Keller Statue Unveiling
A statue of Helen Keller was unveiled in the Capitol Rotunda. Participants in the ceremony talked about her life and legacy, praising her as a trailblazer and an inspiration for those with ...
280Jul 22, 2010
Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary
Witnesses testified on the legacy and future of the Americans with Disabilities Act 20 years after its enactment.
265Jul 24, 2009
19th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act
President Obama signed a proclamation celebrating the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilties Act.
261May 7, 2009
Book Discussion on A Different Life
Quinn Bradlee talked about the difficulties of being both mentally and physically disabled while growing up among the Washington elite. Mr. Bradlee is the son of former Washington ...
257Mar 25, 2010
Book Discussion on Chasing Normality
Richard Wieler talked by telephone from Lincoln, Nebraska, about his book Chasing Normality: With a Little Help from Family and Friends. Dick Wieler was left in a state of permanent and ...
218Nov 9, 2013
U.N. Disabilities Treaty
Eric Buehlmann talked about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a treaty which aims to establish minimum international standards for people with disabilities. The Senate ...
161Jul 26, 1990
Americans with Disabilities Act Signing
President Bush addressed the audience at a ceremony to sign the Americans with Disabilities Act, which the White House had called “the most sweeping civil rights statute since the 1964 Civil ...
144Mar 1, 2011
Crystal Kayiza StudentCam Interview
Crystal Kaylza spoke about her third prize-winning video, A New Vision, one of the high school section third prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. She ...
138Sep 15, 2005
Roberts Confirmation Hearing, Day 4 Part 5
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on the appointment of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated after the death of Chief Justice William ...
121Oct 11, 2003
Employment of People with Disabilities
Ms. Mastroianni talked about the employment of people with disabilities and related policy issues. She discussed the rights people with disabilities have when seeking and holding ...
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