A crowded room quiets as Parker Thornton approaches the podium. He has been tasked with motivating Special Olympics Athlete Health Messengers to commit to being fit every day by working out more, eating healthy, and cutting down on soda. Continue reading From One Goal to the Next
The storefronts along Washington’s bustling H Street Northeast are lit up with familiar names and logos: Petco. Whole Foods. CVS.
There is also a Starbucks. Or, more specifically, S-T-A-R-B-U-C-K-S spelled out in the hand symbols of American Sign Language. Continue reading Starbucks opens first U.S. sign language store
Surfing enthusiasts know that Oahu’s waters offer waves for every ability level. Continue reading On Oahu, people with physical or cognitive disabilities become surfers with an assist from this group
The needs of adults with disabilities are frequently overlooked in the marketplace and when businesses are designing and promoting products and services. But a new report from the American Institutes for Research (AIR)—A Hidden Market: The Purchasing Power of People With Disabilities— Continue reading The Buying Power of People with Disabilities
You may know Nyle DiMarco from America’s Next Top Model, where he was crowned the victor of the show’s 22nd season, in 2015. You may have seen DiMarco demonstrate perfect rhythm on Dancing With the Stars, where he went home with yet another grand prize. DiMarco, in short, is a winner.
Continue reading 6 things Deaf activist Nyle DiMarco wants you to know about sign language
For the first time ever, New York City Transit will have a dedicated accessibility chief. Continue reading MTA New York City Transit Hires First-Ever Senior Advisor for Systemwide Accessibility
Cody Bowman graduated from State College of Florida with her Associate of Arts degree in 2014. Currently, she is a junior at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. She is studying for her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science in Social Work and Sociology. Continue reading Rising Leader: Cody Bowman
Kids with visual impairments can get loving messages with their snacks through Braille stickers and audio boxes. Continue reading Rice Krispies Treats Just Took A Real Step Toward Inclusivity
Lisa Iezzoni was in medical school at Harvard in the early 1980s when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She started experiencing some of the symptoms, including fatigue, but she wasn’t letting that get in the way of her goal. Then came the moment she scrubbed in on a surgery and the surgeon told her what he thought of her chances in the field. Continue reading Doctors With Disabilities Push For Culture Change In Medicine
Recently, I noticed a person about to cross the street — right into the path of an oncoming car. Before I could lunge forward to pull her back, her guide dog yanked its owner to safety. I felt the strong urge to pet the dog, which in addition to being a very good dog was also an Australian Shepherd, the same breed as my own. Continue reading 9 things you need to know about how to behave around assistance dogs