Arlington Getting it Right Conference

By: Portlight, 4:01 PM GMT on July 09, 2015

Arlington Getting It Right Workshop

Join us for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! The ADA Legacy Bus Tour will be here with a four-panel display on the history of self-advocacy, courtesy of the Museum of disability History.

This workshop will provide tools and information to emergency managers, disability organizations and stakeholders wh...

Disaster relief

Updated: 4:16 PM GMT on July 09, 2015

Relief effort for Wimberley, Texas flood victims

By: Portlight, 2:22 PM GMT on June 24, 2015

The following is a local Relief effort in Texas for families affected by the recent flooding.

We at Portlight hope you and others will support this worthy cause.

It was brought to our attention by wunderblogger "OldLeatherneck," J. Mark Ahlstedt from Kerrville, TX.

Artist Helping Wimberley

The recent severe flooding in Wimberley was a shock to everyone. It was even more of a ...

Disaster relief

Updated: 7:39 PM GMT on June 24, 2015

Texas Flood Relief

By: Portlight, 6:02 PM GMT on May 26, 2015

Portlight will be working with our Red Cross partners in Texas to bring relief to those affected by the flooding there.

We will be focusing on helping the disabled community in any way necessary as requested.

If you can help us help other's, please donate today.

Nepal Earthquake Relief entry

We ask you to consider donating what you can to help thos...

Disaster relief

The Right To Be Rescued: Disability Justice in an Age of Disaster

By: Portlight, 3:30 PM GMT on May 21, 2015

Photo: The New York Times

The Right To Be Rescued: Disability Justice in an Age of Disaster

Adrien A. Weibgen

ABSTRACT. This Note explores the legal responsibilities that local governments have toward marginalized communities in a time of crisis and argues that people with disabilities (PWDs) have a “right to be rescued”: a legal right to have their unique needs accoun...

Disaster relief

Updated: 3:31 PM GMT on May 21, 2015

Another Earthquake strikes Nepal

By: Portlight, 1:50 AM GMT on April 29, 2015

Nepal experienced another major earthquake today, magnitude 7.3, with at least 48 people killed and over 1200 injured. Portlight is assisting our brothers and sisters with disabilities by supporting the work of the Spinal Injury and Rehabilitation Center - Nepal, and the Kathmandu Independent Living Center.There is still much work to be done, so we ask that you consider donating to our Portlight-Nepal Earthquake Fund, and please share this post with your...

Disaster relief Earthquake

Updated: 6:33 PM GMT on May 12, 2015

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