Service providers from Easy Does It, which works with Berkeley residents in wheelchairs, recalled the harrowing morning.
'Hale' is a new short documentary film about Hale Zukas, diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, who helped make Berkeley the birthplace of the disability rights movement.
Berkeley residents with disabilities, including an increasing number of homeless people, rely on Easy Does It's emergency services, including its unusual wheelchair repair program.
Disability rights attorneys have sued BUSD, contending that the district fails to accommodate students with reading disorders.
On Ed Roberts Day, we talk to his mother, Zona Roberts, a fierce advocate for her son as well as disability rights more broadly.
Around 30 disability rights activists demonstrated in front of the Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Thursday night, protesting that the movie Me Before You amounted to a “little more than a disability snuff film,” according to Ken Stein, one of the protesters.
A broken elevator at a Berkeley apartment building owned by Equity Residential has left numerous tenants with mobility issues in the lurch this holiday season, and building management has been slow to handle the problem, residents report.
By Margit Stange
Two years ago, Berkeley parent Sinead O’Sullivan got tired of hearing from her kindergartener that he was missing recess for misbehaving. She knew he wasn’t a saint, but she didn’t think taking exercise away was going to improve his behavior.
Joyce Ardell Jackson departed this life on Sunday, December 29, 2013, in San Pedro, California, following a decades-long struggle with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
The Ed Roberts Campus, on Adeline opposite Ashby BART station, opened its doors this week introducing a welcome resource for people with disabilities, and lending more than a touch of contemporary architectural style to Berkeley.
Details are sketchy, but police in Sacramento have started to arrest members of Arnieville, the group of disabled activists who set up a camp on a median along Adeline Street this summer.