A California high school football coach who was born without arms and legs due to a rare disorder gave a heart-wrenching speech at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night.
By Hiliary Innerbichler
Mama Cax, born Cacsmy Brutus, was given only three weeks to live when she was diagnosed with bone (osteosarcoma) and lung cancer at 14 years old. Continue reading Fearless Amputee Mama Cax Encourages Others to Face Anything
The Student of Vision Abie Award honors young women dedicated to creating a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build. This year’s winner is Georgia Tech student Jhillika Kumar. Continue reading Meet Grace Hopper Celebration 2019’s Honoree Jhillika Kumar
By Andy Sohn
If you are a graduate student with a disability or if you know such a student, check out some advice that can assist students on their academic and employment paths. Continue reading Advice for Graduate Students with Disabilities
While you’re in town for the 2019 Disability:IN 22nd Annual National Conference & Expo July 15–18, 2019, check out some of the fine food that Chicago is so well known for. We’ve assembled a list of several accessible restaurants, as well as shopping, other necessities, and the transportation to get you there. Continue reading Headed to Disability:IN 2019? Discover The Magnificent Mile!
A program, headed by Lego and pitched by two non-profit visually-impaired advocacy groups, seeks to create a fun, interactive way to teach the braille writing system. Continue reading Lego Is Making Braille Bricks. They May Give Blind Literacy a Needed Lift
By Annika Ariel, AAPD intern
Picking up my laundry was only supposed to take three minutes and twenty-three seconds. I had made frantically grabbing my clothes from the dryer and taking them back up to my dorm a science, one that I had mastered in the never-ending pursuit of finishing my readings at a reasonable hour. Continue reading My Disability Isn’t a Tragedy
Google is pleased to announce the addition of 6 new media literacy activities to the 2019 edition of Be Internet Awesome. Designed to help kids analyze and evaluate media as they navigate the Internet, the new lessons address educators’ growing interest in teaching media literacy. Continue reading Google announces literary activities to help kids evaluate and analyze media as they browse the Internet
Living with an invisible chronic condition can sometimes make you feel alone, and it can often make the workplace seem like a complicated environment. But you don’t need to feel alone or powerless—and you certainly don’t have to feel guilty. Continue reading Invisible Conditions Deserve Accommodation Too
By Jaeson Parsons
Sunday Parker’s experiences with a mobility-based disability since birth has given her unique insight into the struggles that those with disabilities face. We wanted to get a better understanding of Sunday’s career journey as well as her insight into the creation and success of Abilityforce at Salesforce. Continue reading Stronger Together: Salesforce, Abilityforce & Sunday Parker