It can be hard to focus when Alice Sheppard dances. Continue reading Alice Sheppard Proves It’s Time To Redefine Virtuosity
In mid-April, Huey Lewis shocked fans when he canceled all upcoming tour dates, citing a battle with Meniere’s disease that robbed him of his hearing. While he hopes the health problems are treatable, the “Power of Love” rocker says he’s facing the possibility that he may never return to live performance. Continue reading Huey Lewis Opens Up About Sudden Hearing Loss: ‘I Haven’t Come to Grips with the Fact That I May Never Sing Again’
Esports is coming to the Special Olympics. The organization announced Tuesdaythat its first ever video game tournament will take place on July 2 as part of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle.
Competitors have been chosen from qualifier events that took place at Microsoft stores last month, creating eight “Unified” teams that will consist of one athlete with and one athlete without an intellectual disability.
“Many of our athletes are avid gamers and research indicates playing video games can potentially boost cognitive and motor skills of people with intellectual disabilities,” said Beth Knox in the announcement, who is the president and CEO of this year’s games.
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Nearly one in five people have a disability, but just 2% of publicly available imagery depicts their lives. The photo company, alongside Oath and the National Disability Leadership Alliance, is working to change that. Continue reading Getty is trying to bring disability inclusion to stock photos
On Wednesday night, Microsoft unveiled its new Xbox Adaptive Controller for the Xbox One console, aimed at making gaming more accessible for those with disabilities and mobility limitations as part of their Gaming for Everyone initiative. Continue reading How Xbox Adaptive Controller Will Make Gaming More Accessible
Friday’s Google Doodle celebrates the opening of the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang. Continue reading The 2018 Winter Paralympics Kick Off Today in PyeongChang
Georgia Army National Guard Spc. Jason A. Warren, an aircraft powertrain repairer with the Marietta, Georgia-based Company D, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, and his wife Cortney garnered national media attention on Feb. 9 when their son Lucas was named the 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby. Continue reading 2018 Gerber Baby comes from Army National Guard family
The need for more diversity in Hollywood is a popular topic of conversation these days. But at least one group tends to get left out of the discussion. Continue reading ‘This Close’ Is by and About Deaf People, but That’s Only the Beginning
When buying a pair of shoes, a pen, or a new car—the expectation is for the product to do the job. But you also want it to look good: stylish, current, cool. Why wouldn’t the same be true of products—wheelchairs, hearing aids, and more—designed to aid those with disabilities? Continue reading For People Living with Disabilities, New Products Prove Both Practical and Stylish