disability

Rewrite of Ohio laws would remove stigma against those with disabilities, advocates say

BY: - May 26, 2021

Growing up as a person who is gay and deaf, Joe Osborne-Payne knows how it feels to be stigmatized. He doesn’t want the language of state laws to stigmatize him, too. Osborne-Payne, the chief information officer for the Ohio Association of the Deaf, is among those advocating for legislators to rewrite certain sections of the […]

COMMENTARY

Law you can use: Returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - July 17, 2020

Whether you’ve been working from home or laid off during the coronavirus pandemic, the decision of whether to return to the workplace pushes on the need for regular income and pulls at fears of the pandemic. How do you decide? The details matter, and every situation is different, but these factors are important to consider […]

New safety program allows Ohioans to inform police of communication disabilities

BY: - January 28, 2020

The program allowing Ohioans to identify as having a communication disability, for the purpose of informing law enforcement, is now in place. Residents with a diagnosed communications disability can voluntarily be added to the database. The hope is that officers can learn about someone’s disability prior to making contact, which the program’s website states will […]