Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tag: Accessibility

How to Find Accessible Adventures

Top 7 Accessible Adventure Travel Organizations Despite COVID-19 getting in the way of everyone’s travel plans for the year, there is still plenty of time to daydream about your next adventure! I’ve written before about...

Find wheelchair accessible places with Google Maps

Imagine making plans to go somewhere new, taking the journey to get there and arriving— only to be stuck outside, prevented from sitting with family or being unable to access the restroom. It’s a...

Air Travel is Often Dangerous for People with Disabilities

https://youtu.be/gSn5NAENqPw U.S. Army veteran and frequent traveler who uses a wheelchair discusses perils of flying and why change is needed now. NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 26, 2019 - Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), an organization dedicated...

How can employers support workers with spinal injuries?

There has been slow progress in getting more disabled people into work, and those with spinal cord injuries have a particularly low employment rate. What can employers do to support them back to work,...

Logitech’s Adaptive Gaming Kit Makes the Xbox Adaptive Controller More Accessible

Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller (XAC) facilitates gaming for players with accessibility needs. While a forward-thinking device, the XAC isn’t without limitations. To get the most out of the peripheral, users must purchase separate triggers,...

Teacher carries student with spina bifida on back so she can enjoy field trip

https://youtu.be/TP4G5ewS_50 10-year-old Ryan King has spina bifida, and when field trips are not wheelchair accessible, she has to miss out. But on a recent trip for school, Ryan got to join in on the fun...

Wheel the World launches accessible travel marketplace

Wheel the World has unveiled a new online travel marketplace to provide accessible travel to those living with disabilities. Backed by Booking.com, the accessible travel start-up has created a one-stop-shop for travellers with disabilities offering...

Toddler With Spina Bifida Can Now Get Around Thanks to Dad’s Creative Invention

https://youtu.be/tt4lfK1U4mY A loving dad wanted his toddler son with spina bifida to have more mobility, so he created a device to help. Doctors had realized Brody Moreland's spine hadn't formed properly when he was still...

Rick Hansen’s new mission: Improving accessibility across Canada

Accessibility activist Rick Hansen has a new poster to show you. One with adjustable text at an eye level so people in wheelchairs can read it, text in multiple languages, a braille pad and...

Off the cuff: How I fell in love with my wheelchair

Don’t ever call me ‘wheelchair bound’. My wheelchair doesn’t bind me — it liberates me The wheelchair represents many different things, depending on the beholder’s personal experience. Many is the time I have been acutely...