Citizen of the Week: Yvonne Hughes

A West Philly native turned a life-changing disability into a lifetime of advocacy, speaking up for Philadelphians in need — and encouraging others to speak up for themselves

By Lisa Bryant

2023 Election: Should Philly Have an Office for People with Disabilities?

Voters this fall are being asked to approve an amendment to our City’s Home Rule Charter to create a permanent City office to monitor accessibility compliance and create programs for people with disabilities

By Jemille Q. Duncan

Citizen Of The Week: Chris Ulmer of Special Books by Special Kids

A Northeast Philly native is transforming how the world treats people with disabilities, one goofy YouTube interview at a time.

By Lauren McCutcheon

Guest Commentary: PA Adults with Autism Deserve More

Pennsylvania has among the fewest housing options for people with intellectual disabilities. That, a mother, scholar and advocate notes, causes them harm — and wastes all of our money

By Amy Lutz

Citizen of the Week: Christine Rouse

Sixteen percent of Philadelphians have a disability. The founder and leader of Acting Without Boundaries puts those who love to act on stage

By Lisa Bryant

Guest Commentary: Attention High School Students — Get Your Free Art Here

The executive director of Art-Reach touts STAMP, the under-used citywide program that gives all 62,000 Philadelphia high school students free admission to 20 of the city’s top museums and attractions

By John Orr

Business For Good: Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty

Could a locally-made line of toys be an antidote to the world’s problems?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Ideas We Should Steal: Wheelchair Ramps Made From LEGOs

Nearly 500 public buildings in Philly—not to mention rowhomes—have barriers to access for people in wheelchairs. Germany’s “LEGO Granny” has a brightly colored way to help

By Michaela Haas