The former first lady presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Kennedy’s son, Timothy Shriver, who chairs the Special Olympics. Continue reading Michelle Obama Honors Late Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Fan plays harmonica onstage while Chris Martin improvises song about Dublin Continue reading Watch Coldplay Fan in Wheelchair Perform With Band After Crowd-Surfing
Back in December, Google finally added accessibility details to Maps. It was a long awaited addition, but an extremely welcome one for the more than three million people in the U.S. who require wheelchair accessibility. As we noted at the time, however, the available information still left a lot to be desired. Maps has currently collected accessibility data for almost seven million places, but even with databases like Wheelmap, there were still some pretty big gaps across the country. Continue reading Google Maps now lets users add wheelchair accessibility details for locations
For many people living with anxiety, using public transport like crowded subways and undergrounds can be difficult. On Wednesday, Transport for London (TfL), London’s transportation department, released a new map of the London Underground designed to help those living with claustrophobia or anxiety. Continue reading Transport for London Releases New Map to Make Travel Easier for People With Anxiety
The kid “policed” his world, his father explained. Life was supposed to work a certain way, and if people didn’t follow the rules he created in his mind, he would cry, scream, flail his arms. He was not verbal in those days. Everything upset him. Continue reading School for autistic adults makes splash in Hollywood shows
Cisco’s Larry Satterfield has a vision for the company: He wants to use technology to increase diversity, inclusion, and productivity in the workplace. As Video Sales Specialist, Satterfield knows that Cisco is in a perfect position to implement collaboration technology to achieve those goals. With more than 20 years in sales, Satterfield brings his knowledge of technology to Cisco’s sales department.
Continue reading Larry Satterfield: Making “Spark” Fly at Cisco
Netflix’s new original series about a boy with autism spectrum disorder, “Atypical,” will be streaming this summer, the video streaming service announced on Friday. Continue reading Netflix Original Series ‘Atypical’ Follows Boy With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Coffee shops are cool, but in Wilmington, North Carolina, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is known for its warmth.
A new team of superheroes shows children with disabilities how unstoppable they really are. Continue reading This superhero cartoon shows kids with disabilities how powerful they really are
Judy Rhoads scanned her surroundings. She paused to look at her daughter, Cindy Dolder, who drenched her sun hat and striped shirt in a spray of water, and summed up the scene around her in one word. Continue reading New Texas Water Park Designed for People With Special Needs