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On today's Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had with longtime disability rights activists. One of the most important aspects of the disability rights movement was the focus on independent living, which emerged in California in the 1960s. Five decades later, people with disabilities are still on the front lines, often getting arrested in Washington DC . What gains have they made and what are they still fighting for?  That’s on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.


Sailors with disabilites race on the Bay

Sep 5, 2013

I’m next to the Java House restaurant near AT&T Park, walking down an aluminum ramp toward a small fleet of boats. I’m here to see the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS) in action. It’s a 25-year-old organization that operates on an annual budget of under $50,000. At the end of a dock, I meet three sailors in electric wheelchairs.