History Wednesday

Disability and competitive athletics

Gold, silver and bronze Olympic medalsWelcome to DisAbility History Awareness Month. Look for a new history article every Wednesday. And to get your mind engaged, here's our first quiz: Question: The first Special Olympics event was held in Chicago in 1968. In what year did the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognize and endorse Special Olympics in a signed agreement? A. 1970 B. 1976 C. 1982 D. 1988. To see the answer, and to learn more about the history of competitive athletics for people with disabilities, click on the headline above.
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Appellate court weighs in on prescription drug testing and the ADA

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Prescription drug testing
The Americans with Disabilities Act is relatively ambiguous as to the extent that employers may test employees for prescription drugs, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit sought to clarify the matter in a
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Canadian Museum for Human Rights aims to inspire introspection and change

Canadian Museum on Human RightsA revolutionary new museum is opening in Canada. The first of its kind in North America, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, focuses on examining past violations of human rights in order to learn, change, and move forward.…
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Bill introduced to allow deaf to serve as Air Force officers

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US Air Force
Bills have been introduced in both chambers of Congress to create a demonstration program allowing for people who are deaf or hard of hearing to enlist as officers in the U.S. Air Force. The bill would direct…
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