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Advocates' Blog

November is Assistive Technology Awareness Month. In this blog post, Staff Attorney Michael Elsken recognizes and celebrates the far reaching definition of Assistive Technology and what it means to people with disabilities.

On October 1st, Nebraska DHHS launched changes to the Medicaid Insurance for Workers with Disabilities (MIWD) program. In this blog post, disability advocate and former Board member, Michael Warner, discusses the positive implications of these changes from the perspective of an individual with a disability.

Victoria Freeman, Lincoln High's award-winning Debate Coach, is the focus of our most recent blog article, written by Community Engagement Director, Sharon Ohmberger. Freeman, an individual with a disability, has earned local and national recognition for her commitment to securing equitable and inclusive environments for student debaters.

Disability Rights Nebraska, the designated federal protection and advocacy system for Nebraska, is seeking proposals to conduct accessibility assessments of county election commission websites, ballot drop boxes, office locations and DMV office locations.

Public Policy Director Brad Meurrens explains Nebraska's Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities Program and calls attention to the federal law that allows people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage.