How to Report With Care on Disability

Times Insider|How to Report With Care on Disability

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How to Report With Care on Disability

The Times’s inaugural disability reporting fellow shares how one of the best ways to improve disability reporting is to talk to more disabled people.

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Amanda Morris is The Times’s inaugural disability reporting fellow.Credit…Ambika Rajyagor

By Amanda Morris

Feb. 27, 2022

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When Starbucks opened a “Signing Store” in Washington, D.C., in October 2018, some of my well-meaning friends sent me articles on the subject, remarking on how “cool” it was. As a hard-of-hearing woman, I saw it differently: Although I was happy to learn that Starbucks was trying to be more inclusive, to me, hiring people with disabilities isn’t a big news story — and neither is a corporation making one store accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing customers. I felt that the [...]

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