Friday, April 12, 2024

Tag: People with Disabilities

RI Congressman speaks to Bush’s work defending Americans with disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WPRI) -- As thousands made their way to the Capitol on Tuesday to pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush,...
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Kessler Foundation Highlights Research Advances at 2018 UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Foundation demonstrates the application of wearable robotics for individuals with spinal cord injury at United Nations program, The Art of the Possible Each year, the...

Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds Passage of Bill Making Air Travel More Accessible

Passage comes following the 32nd anniversary of the original landmark Air Carrier Access Act designed to protect passengers with disabilities WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/...

Disabled people concerned about plastic straw ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Banning plastic straws will affect people with physical disabilities as reusable alternatives are not safe for them, a spinal...

Microsoft controller makes gaming more accessible to people with disabilities

https://youtu.be/9fcK19CAjWM In an inspired moment, Microsoft is unveiling a game controller that enables players with disabilities to play games again. It is part of a...

Tommy Hilfiger unveils innovative clothing line for people with disabilities

Tommy Hilfiger is expanding its innovative disability-friendly clothing initiative by unveiling Tommy Adaptive, a new line that includes a variety of new and stylish...

Building better maps for the disability community

Google and a slew of startups are including accessibility information in apps to help people navigate the world if they use wheelchairs or have...

App lets quadriplegics use phone without physical assistance

https://youtu.be/yGwyLJV1Zr0 Instead of swiping with a finger, the technology lets users control the device with small head movements or voice commands. The technology can help...

Workforce of Ability – Ben Trockman – TEDxEvansville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnlOOOVxAyY While employers battle the “war for talent,” there exists a significant population of talented, problem-solving people, who have been largely excluded from the workforce....

How adaptive ski programs are giving the injured their lives back

IT’S A COBALT-SKY, 13-inch powder day at Tahoe’s Alpine Meadows and Matt Leonard is on the bunny slope. This isn’t exactly where Leonard, a...