Airbnb, the accommodation and travel startup that is now valued at $31 billion, is today announcing an acquisition that points to how it wants to address the travel needs of more kinds of customers. It has bought Accomable, a startup based out of London that focuses on travel listings that are disabled-friendly. Along with the announcement Airbnb is refreshing its own accessibility features as the first stage in how it hopes to develop them. Continue reading Airbnb buys ‘Airbnb for disabled people’ startup Accomable in accessibility upgrade
Sessions are dedicated to specific life-threating illnesses and provide a reprieve for children and their families on the shores of Sebago Lake in Casco, Maine.
Continue reading Camp Sunshine to hold 23 sessions in 2018 for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families
Akshai Mallappa is a business manager for Cisco in India and a global lead for the company’s Connected Disability Awareness Network (CDAN). Continue reading Transforming Lives With New Possibilities
Mikayla Holmgren made history on Sunday as the first young woman with Down syndrome to compete in a Miss USA state pageant.
Continue reading Woman with Down Syndrome is 1st to Compete in Miss USA State Pageant
A 1974 invention is getting a very inclusive makeover.
Reddit user, Notafakeinterpreter, who is a graduate student from the University of Massachusetts had an interesting assignment for her Intro to Vision Rehab Therapy class. She was assigned to create an adapted recreational game for someone who is blind. In a flash of inspiration, she created a Rubik’s Cube with tactile inputs so people with limited vision could still use it. Continue reading Grad student created an amazing Rubik’s Cube prototype for the blind
Braille Institute Los Angeles celebrates the holiday season by showcasing the artistic talents of its students at the annual Creative Visions Holiday Boutique. The five-day holiday boutique runs Monday, Dec. 4 through Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 741 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029.
Continue reading Braille Institute Los Angeles Celebrates Holiday Season with Student Arts and Crafts Fair
Toyota Mobility Foundation, a charity set up by Toyota in 2014 to help bring about “a truly mobile society,” has launched a $4 million competition to encourage the development of new smart mobility technology to support the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis. Continue reading Toyota Mobility Foundation launches $4M prize for mobility tech targeting lower-limb paralysis
Do you feel very happy and energized some days, and very sad and depressed on other days? Do these moods last for a week or more? Do your mood changes make it hard to sleep, stay focused, or go to work? Continue reading Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Disability
The Epilepsy Foundation and actor Greg Grunberg launch a new website Continue reading Star Wars Actor Raising Awareness About Seizures
OKINAWA, Japan- Master-at-Arms Seaman Joseph Van Haverbeke, second from right, assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa’s security department and a native of Huntington Beach, Calif., carries a torch during a formation run from White Beach Naval Facility to Kadena Air Base to kick off the Kadena Special Olympics (KSO), Nov. 3.
All four services participated in the KSO, which is an event for special needs athletes to challenge themselves in various Olympic-style events, and inspires courage, teamwork and friendship between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released)
On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world’s oceans give the Navy the power to protect America’s interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends America on the world’s oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of America’s finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now. They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They will be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year. They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America at all times.
Source: Navy Outreach