Here’s a shocker: Only 11% of construction workers are women. OK, maybe that’s not really much of a shocker. It’s been a male-dominated industry for … ever. Maybe the shocker is that the share of women in construction has grown since 2018, when the rate was at 9.9% though it’s hovered between 9% to 10% […]
Disability Law Colorado
State lawmaker in wheelchair puts Colorado Capitol access in spotlight
By Bente Birkeland, Colorado Public Radio Soon Colorado will get its first state lawmaker known to use a wheelchair. Democrat David Ortiz was elected by voters in south Metro Denver and will be sworn into office in January. But the Capitol building, where he’ll work and where he’s supposed to interact with his colleagues and […]
Colorado wanted to make it easier for people with disabilities to vote. Then came coronavirus.
Curtis Chong has witnessed a lot of election cycles where voting officials with good intentions for expanding access to people living with disabilities end up replacing one kind of barrier with another. Chong, a Coloradan who is blind and a professional and personal advocate for voters who have disabilities, was living in New Mexico in […]
Anxieties familiar and new persist for Coloradans living with disabilities during coronavirus
Take what you know about the complications and hurdles COVID-19 has thrown into most Colorado lives since March. Then imagine navigating all that while living with a significant disability, and multiply what you were thinking by many times more. The family of Bennett Lewis, 19, knows they have been fortunate to keep their developmentally delayed […]