Arunima Sinha is a serious mountaineer—she was both the first female amputee and the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest. And last November, she was awarded an honorary PhD from the prestigious University of Strathclyde in London. Continue reading First Female Amputee to Climb Everest Receives Honorary Doctorate
Social media is a very popular tool among people with disabilities to stay connected despite the fact that most social media tools are not fully accessible. Staying connected electronically is even more important if a disability prevents a person from being able to easily travel. Continue reading Making Social Media More Accessible to People with Disabilities
We all find ourselves in situations in which we don’t know what to say or do. We may meet someone who moves or acts differently from us, and we wonder how we should react. Continue reading Ten Tips for Communicating with People with Disabilities
Take your search game to the next level with these tools that’ll save you time and help you get more done.
Continue reading 40 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Search could do
By Philip Kahn-Pauli
Floridians with disabilities experience the biggest jobs gains of any state, with more than 23,000 people with disabilities entering the workforce. Of the 50 states, 29 states saw job gains for Americans with disabilities.
Continue reading Best and Worst States on Jobs for People with Disabilities
As we celebrate Black History Month, which takes place every February, RespectAbility recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of African-Americans to the United States. It is important to note this includes more than 5.6 million African-Americans living with a disability in the U.S., 3.4 million of which are working-age African-Americans with disabilities. Continue reading Highlighting African-Americans with Disabilities in Honor of Black History Month
Aquatica Orlando — SeaWorld’s water park — has put staff through training and added more resources for visitors to become an official certified autism center, the company said Tuesday. Continue reading SeaWorld’s Orlando water park now is a certified autism center
Only you truly know the unique triumphs and travails of living in your own head. If you experience ongoing depression, anxiety or other symptoms, “Seeking professional help as early as possible, rather than waiting, can be critical,” says Dr. Robert Klitzman, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City. Continue reading 11 Simple, Proven Ways to Optimize Your Mental Health
Pegi Young, a late-blossoming folk-rock musician who was a founder of a school for children with severe physical and speech impairments, like her son from her marriage to the singer-songwriter Neil Young, a performer at its many star-studded benefit concerts, died on Tuesday in Mountain View, Calif. She was 66. Continue reading Pegi Young, 66, Musician Who Started a School for Disabled, Dies
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