The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information Communication Technologies (G3ict), together with World Enabled, have launched the “Smart Cities For All” Toolkit in efforts to define the state of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) accessibility in smart cities around the world. G3ict is a UN advocacy initiative that aims to facilitate and support the implementation of the dispositions of The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the accessibility of ICTs and assistive technologies. World Enabled is an educational non-profit organization that, according to its website: “promotes the rights and dignities of persons with disabilities.” Continue reading Four Tools To Design Smart Cities For Persons With Disabilities
AT&T, Boeing, Microsoft, SDOT, Starbucks, Union Bank and Northwest Mountain MSDC prepare MBEs for effective engagement Continue reading The Dos and Don’ts of Selling to Top Procurement Executives
Dominic Barton & Martine Rothblatt Announced as Speakers for 20th ROMBA Conference Leadership Lunch. Continue reading Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) Announces its 2017 Conference Leadership Speakers!
For most differently able people, air travel is more accessible than ever before. The air travel industry has come a long way from its dark ages, when people with physical limitations simply could not fly.
Blind since birth, Bryce Weiler hears more at a ballpark than most people see. The sound of the bat tells him whether a ball is headed into the outfield or swerving out of play. The pop of a catcher’s mitt signals whether a pitcher is still going strong or running out of steam. Continue reading Blind baseball announcer aspires to bring sports to fans with disabilities
Ask any busy mom whether she could use a second set of eyes to watch her young children, and she would likely say “yes.” Continue reading Mother and soon-to-be MIAD graduate designs drone to track her autistic child
In March, after Doppler Labs hired a new chief scientist, it put together a team of half-dozen people that cofounder and CEO Noah Kraft soon started calling the Avengers. The team, under the leadership of the company’s new chief scientist, Jim Pitkow, included experts in audiology and machine learning – and accessibility. A key goal: To prepare the smart-earbud startup for the hoped-for passage of a bill that would allow hearing aids for those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss to be sold over the counter in drugstores across the country, similarly to reading glasses. Such a move would upend the $6 billion hearing-aid market, which is dominated by six long-time players that sell their FDA-regulated devices for thousands of dollars (rarely covered by insurance) to patients only after they receive a hearing test. Continue reading Smart-Earbud Startup Doppler Labs Is Preparing For Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids
It’s impossible to predict every situation that might arise when traveling, but for wheelchair users, it’s especially important to be ahead of the game. We recently spoke with Alysia Kezerian, a wheelchair user who continues to adventure abroad, even after a recent spinal cord injury paralyzed her from the waist down. As Kezerian learned on her first trip abroad in her wheelchair, you can’t predict the obstacles you might face traveling with a disability—but you can be prepared for them. Kezerian and the experienced staff at Craig Hospital who assisted in her recovery gave us their most useful travel advice for wheelchair users. Here’s what we learned: Continue reading 5 Important Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users
America makes it hard enough for a black woman to succeed at the same rate and pace as other people, and when you add to the mix being born blind and deaf to African immigrants, it would seem that the odds for success become nearly impossible. But Haben Girma beat those odds and then some to become the first deaf-and-blind graduate of Harvard Law School. Continue reading Eritrean-American Woman Became 1st Blind, Deaf Graduate of Harvard Law School
While there have been a handful of comic book characters like Marvel’s M-Twins and Chip Reece’s Metaphase who are people with super abilities and people living with cognitive disabilities, there’s yet to be a hero with Down syndrome leading his or her own comic. In Lion Forge’s upcoming Superb, that’s going to change. Continue reading New Comic Superb Will Introduce a Hero With Down Syndrome