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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A masked health care worker in a hospital hallway. For those who are Deaf, masks can create barriers to communication in emergency care.

When health care depends on communication, masks and VRIs can prevent Deaf individuals from accessing treatment

June 14, 2020

When Rogers Park resident Bridget Nitsch woke up one morning last April, she thought she was going to spend an ordinary day with her two young children. Then, her water broke. Bridget Nitsch had opted...

Pia Justesen. The human rights lawyer and accessibility advocate published her oral history collection “From the Periphery” in 2019.

Q&A: A conversation with Pia Justesen, human rights lawyer and accessibility advocate

February 17, 2020

In her novel released last October, human rights lawyer and professor Pia Justesen wrote “From the Periphery” to spark a conversation about disability oppression and empowerment.  In her 2019 book,...

The women’s side of the shelter at First Presbyterian Church. The church also has a warming center on the same floor.

Community members reflect on ways accessibility impacts homeless services

February 11, 2020

Shelters and warming centers can provide a place for homeless people to escape harsh conditions during the winter. But for disabled individuals, homeless services are not always accessible, said Cathleen...

Ald. Donald Wilson (4th). Wilson said Evanston should spend more time discussing the issue before voting on the resolution.

City Council votes to continue medical aid in dying discussions before voting on proposed resolution

February 11, 2020

City Council voted to strike a resolution from the agenda concerning medical aid in dying after listening to more than an hour of public comment regarding the issue. The resolution proposed to support...

Bookends & Beginnings holds a conversation about disability accessibility

Bookends & Beginnings holds a conversation about disability accessibility

November 3, 2019

With the aroma of old books floating toward rustic wood paneled ceilings at Bookends & Beginnings, authors Pia Justesen and Mary Rosenberg emphasized on Saturday the need for greater awareness about...

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