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
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