Ready & Abled

Suzanne Robitaille looks at disabilities and special needs.

Why Can’t American Girl Dolls Have Disabilities, Too?

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I recently stopped into American Girl Place in Chicago. My American Girl dolls are a popular, experiential concept where you choose a doll and then customize her through the purchase of clothes and other accessories that reflect hobbies like cheerleading and taking tea. Absent from the shelves, however, is much in the way of a […] [Read More]
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A Deaf Diplomat Fights A Pound-Foolish Move

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Even in the upper echelons of employment, disability issues continue to muddle the workplace. In England, a British foreign diplomat who is deaf recently had her promotion revoked after officials ruled that her deafness would make it too expensive to send her abroad. Jane Cordell, who was to be Britain’s new deputy ambassador to Kazakhstan, […] [Read More]
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