Communicating with Deaf

The Lens of Ability: Deaf and Hard of Hearing


At Paraquad, we are often asked how people with disabilities adapt and do things differently to accomplish everyday tasks independently or with assistance. The Lens of Ability hopes to answer those questions through firsthand accounts of people living with a disability. Read more

Monica Williams

Making It at the ‘Regular’ School


When I was younger, I went to a school for children with disabilities where students in kindergarten through 12th grade were housed in one building. There was also a “special class” which meant a student wasn’t really in a grade. Read more

Jim Tuscher

Second Wave of the Disability Rights Movement


May 1 is an international celebration of victories in worker rights, called International Workers’ Day or May Day. However, for people with disabilities, it is hard to recognize this day as a positive because they continue to lag behind in employment opportunities and equality. Read more