Amanda Morris

Washington, D.C.

Disability Reporter

Education: New York University, BS in Journalism and Media, Culture and Communications

Amanda Morris is a disability reporter for The Washington Post who has trailblazed on this beat. Before joining The Post in 2022, she was the inaugural disability reporting fellow for the New York Times and previously covered science, politics and national news for outlets like the Arizona Republic, the Associated Press and NPR. She uses her experiences as a hard of hearing woman with two deaf parents to inform her coverage.
Latest from Amanda Morris

What is long covid? For the first time, a new study defines it.

The latest findings of the RECOVER study are expected to help standardize the definition of long covid and influence how the condition is diagnosed and studied.

May 25, 2023

An exercise trial for long covid is being criticized by some patients

The NIH's RECOVER initiative plans to study exercise as a potential treatment for long covid. Some long-covid patients say exercise does them more harm than good.

May 22, 2023

Fake sign language is spreading on TikTok. Deaf people are worried.

Sign language has become trendy on TikTok, but many videos feature incorrect signs, sparking fears the trend will cause lasting damage to American Sign Language

May 8, 2023

Bill aims to improve air travel for passengers with disabilities

The MOBILE Act would track damaged wheelchairs and spur research on designing planes that allow passengers to stay in their wheelchairs when they fly.

May 5, 2023

How artificial intelligence is saving people’s voices

Today on “Post Reports,” how artificial intelligence can re-create voices that may have otherwise been lost to disease.

April 28, 2023

Patients were told their voices could disappear. They turned to AI to save them.

Artificial intelligence can re-create voices that may have otherwise been lost to disease.

April 20, 2023

Are you ableist? Take our quiz to learn more about disability bias.

Can you recognize when you’re being ableist? Even well-meaning people can exhibit unconscious bias against people with disabilities.

April 12, 2023

    Senate bill seeks alternative to guardianships

    Britney Spears’ fight to end the conservatorship that controlled her life has spurred a new effort in Congress to retool these types of legal arrangements.

    April 5, 2023

    After #FreeBritney, Senate bill seeks changes to guardianships

    It took Britney Spears years to fight a “protective” legal arrangement. A proposed new law calls for giving more rights to people in similar situations.

    March 30, 2023

    War forces thousands of disabled Ukrainians into institutions

    Thousands of disabled Ukrainians, many of them elderly, are being institutionalized after being displaced by the war. Social service providers are overwhelmed.

    March 18, 2023