One deaf little boy’s magical visit to Disneyland became even more magical when the Disney characters started speaking with him in sign language. Continue reading Mickey and Minnie Mouse sign ‘I love you’ to deaf boy at Disneyland
Despite efforts on the New York and Toyko Fashion Week runways, models with disabilities are the most under-represented group in fashion, according to the Huffington Post. But individual designers are taking the issue into their own hands. On Tuesday, Derek Lam sent 18 models with cerebral palsy down the runway during his Design For Disability Fashion Show, The Cut reported. The designer worked with The Cerebral Palsy Foundation and students from three different schools to help come up with the sartorial creations, which could change the conversation about great design for the entire fashion world. Continue reading Derek Lam’s Latest Runway Featured Only Models With Cerebral Palsy
How a new Ann Arbor program helps those with hearing loss – and provides a blueprint other academic medical centers may follow.
Artists like Action Bronson have been fortunate enough to pursue and flourish in their rap career as well as spend time on things that they have a passion for. While Action is damn near a Michelin-rated chef at this point, Chance The Rapper continues to show love to those who are less fortunate than the rest of us. During a recent show in Tampa, Chance brought in American Sign Language interpreters for a show to allow his hearing-impaired fans to enjoy the show just like anyone else. Continue reading Chance The Rapper Hires ASL Interpreters for Deaf Fans at His Shows
There is a shortage of accessible, fashionable clothing for people with disabilities. Now one initiative aims to change that. Continue reading ‘Design for Disability’ Web Series to Promote Inclusive Fashion
Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the games in 1968, inspired by her sister. Continue reading ESPN To Honor Special Olympics’ Founder With Arthur Ashe Award
It’s important to help light that fire in students, but that can be challenging, industry leaders say. Continue reading How to Spark Interest in STEM
ABC’s new show, “The Good Doctor,” set to premiere this fall, tells the story of Shaun Murphy, a young doctor on the autism spectrum, who has savant syndrome. Continue reading ABC Adds Show About a Doctor With Autism ‘The Good Doctor’ to Fall Primetime Line-Up
By Mark Perriello
It’s important to remember that hiring Americans with disabilities should be no more difficult or risky than hiring anybody else. While we are not a monolithic group, there are certainly qualified, hardworking and dedicated individuals with disabilities who are ready, willing, and able to work.
Continue reading Leveling the Playing Field for People with Disabilities
University of Oklahoma sophomore Ricarda Urso, 20, keeps her calendar filled.There’s the volunteer work, including serving as a mentor for Young Life ministries, and working at least 20 hours a week at Taco Bell. And then there’s the full class load at OU, where she’s a pre-med major. Ricarda admits the full schedule can be a bit much.