Deaf printers once filled America's newspaper composing rooms

The printing trade was once commonly taught at deaf schools across the United States.

How did COVID-19 impact people living with disabilities?

The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to slow its spread brought a number of social, economic and overall health impacts for communities throughout King County. Public Health – Seattle & King County, in partnership with the Disability Empowerment Center and Lifelong Aging And Disabilities Services, interviewed and listened to local people from disability communities to shed light on how these impacts were experienced by people living with disabilities in King County.

Podcast Showcase: The Accessible Stall

The Accessible Stall is a podcast that keeps it real about disability. It’s hosted by two best friends, Kyle Khachadurian and Emily Ladau, who both identify as disabled. Together, they unpack a range of disability issues through the lens of their lived experiences.

Venice Film Festival: Deaf Japanese actor is a sign of the times

The 79th Venice International Film Festival wrapped up on September 10th. On the shortlist for the coveted Golden Lion award was the Japanese movie "Love Life" by emerging director Fukada Koji. The story explores the meaning of love through the lives of the heroine, her husband, her son from her previous marriage and her ex-husband, who is deaf. The actor who plays the ex-husband is himself hearing-impaired. In this exclusive interview, Sunada Atom speaks to NHK about the significance of taking on the role.

First musician with Downs Syndrome inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame

Sujeet Desai is taking the world by storm using the power of music. He is an accomplished musician who has mastered seven instruments. He will be the first musician inducted to the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame with Downs Syndrome.

Disability Rights, Education Activism and Mentoring program demands disability studies at SF State

The SF State student organization believes that incorporating disability studies will help improve graduation rates and employment among disabled students.

NDIS participants, families and lawyers allege breaches of NDIA's model litigant obligations

The NDIA and its legal representatives have been accused of systemically breaching the statutory obligation for Commonwealth organisations to be model litigants.

Deaf patient unknowingly let clinic remove teeth, feds say

As part of a settlement, the clinic will pay the woman “$45,000 in compensation for the discrimination she suffered,” a release from the Department of Justice said.

Deaf patient unknowingly let clinic remove teeth, feds say

As part of a settlement, the clinic will pay the woman “$45,000 in compensation for the discrimination she suffered,” a release from the Department of Justice said.

White covid deaths increasing in U.S., surpassing death rate of Blacks

As the pandemic progressed, the damage done by the coronavirus broadened, and the toxicity of modern-day politics came to the fore.

Omicron subvariants: BA.4.6 can evade immunity and may lead to reinfections

A new study suggests that the subvariant BA.4.6 can cause reinfections. A slew of other subvariants on the horizon may do the same.

You Won’t Pay For Medicare Vaccines In 2023

For you, a vaccination is a vaccination; it protects you against something. But, under Medicare, all vaccines are not equal and that means you probably paid more for some than for others.

Bubonic plague left lingering scars on the human genome

Genes that might have aided survival during the Black Death are now linked to autoimmune disorders.

Move Over, Elon: This Under 30 CEO Just Raised $8 Million To Build A Next-Generation Brain Implant

Paul Le Floch’s company, Axoft, is developing brain implants made from soft, flexible materials that reduce injury and could treat disorders such as cerebral palsy.

COVID-19 news: New omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 could lead winter surge, expert says

UCSF's Dr. Peter Chin-Hong says BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 seem to be more transmissible than its parent BA.5, but it shouldn't be a cause for concern. Here's why.


We are on a mission to promote diverse abilities across the lifespan through interdisciplinary training, research, and service.

38th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Coming Together and Moving Forward.

2022 Disability Equality Index

Jill Houghton, president and CEO of Disability:IN, and Jeff Wissel, chief accessibility officer of Disability:IN, join Cheddar News.

Pennsylvania Oz-Fetterman Senate race exposes America's ableism

John Fetterman's campaign could have a meaningful impact on disabled voters, but people like Mehmet Oz have resorted to ableist attacks.

Disability Led Coalition Awarded ACL Grant to Identify and Reduce Life-Limiting Inequities in Healt…

The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities has recently been awarded a 5-year $2.5 million grant from the Administration on Community Living (ACL). This new funding will allow the Center to lead the nation’s charge to identify and reduce life-limiting inequities in healthcare, community living, and justice for people with disabilities.

John Fetterman NBC Interview Shows Disability Bias in Media

It's Disability Employment Awareness Month, but press is still impeding progress.

Disabled workers' employment rate is higher than it has been in years

Disabled people were among the hardest hit by pandemic-related job losses, but the rise in remote work also created new opportunity.

These Doctors Admit They Don’t Want Patients With Disabilities

When granted anonymity in focus groups, physicians let their guards down and shared opinions consistent with experiences of many people with disabilities.

Hispanic People with Disabilities and Natural Disasters in Florida and Puerto Rico

As the U.S. celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month this year, two places with large Hispanic populations were dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters.

The Formula for Helping Children Cope With Big Feelings

"Kids are coping in the only way they know how. Here is a template to introduce kids to healthier ways of responding to tough emotions."

We made a film

Now Doris has been in junior high school for almost 3 semesters. She is in grade eight and she has attended the same school all years. She's quite a well-known profile at this point and I guess it's not because she's such a brilliant personality but unfortunately it's probably because she's known for being that little girl who wobbles around with unsteady steps and who talking quietly, giggling, and secretly to someone others can't see. She has a constant company that seems very pleasant and Doris and her invisible friend, sometimes several friends, always have a very good time. Some, perhaps very few people in the "real world" have taken the time to unprejudicedly understand and notice Doris's wit and humor, which is so rapt that we often don't even catch the joke until much later.


Encounters in Disability Studies.

Loving my broken body

Ever since I understood that my body was something I had to and should be conscious of (thank you, societal conditioning!), I was confused by it. I had heard many people say things about my body over the years, but I believed that as a strong feminist girl, I could not care less about the things that were said fleetingly.

Trans Creative

Following the sell-out launch of Travis Alabanza’s book None of the Above and the epic opening of Manchester Pride with Trans Filth and Joy, Trans Vegas returns to Manchester with three spectacular events in November.

All Community Read: Teaching Rolling Warrior and Being Heumann

Facing History & Ourselves’ 2022-23 All Community Read will be a collective journey of transformation supported by an educator workshop and author event. We will engage in conversation around the young adult and adult versions of Judith Heumann’s memoirs.

Artificial intelligence & people with intellectual disabilities…

Artificial intelligence and people with intellectual disabilities, what are new breakthroughs in employment?

Interview: Deaf actress Katie Erich on ‘The Solid Life of Sugar Water’ at the Orange Tree Theat…

Ahead of the press night for The Solid Life of Sugar Water this evening, The Limping Chicken’s Liam O’Dell sat down with co-star Katie Erich to discuss Jack Thorne’s critically acclaimed play and Deaf representation.

Deaf Talent Lab

Deaf Talent® Creative Lab™ is the first training and professional development initiative for BIPOC Deaf creatives and actors. The goals for this program is to expand, promote growth, and opportunities for BIPOC Deaf creators.

Veterans Affairs record system shuts out visually impaired patients

Veterans Affairs’ electronic health records aren’t friendly to blind- and low-vision users, whether they’re patients or employees.

1.3 million Americans ration insulin because of the cost, study says

The century-old drug nearly tripled in price between 2002 and 2013, according to the American Diabetes Association, and has caused out-of-pocket spending for Medicare recipients to surge more recently.

Navigating work & chronic illness

I spent most of my formative adult years having to leave every job and opportunity that I had because I was too unwell to keep up. I’d push myself until I’d crash for months on end, leave the job, recover, try again somewhere else, and so the cycle would continue. All I wanted to do was work, to “live up to my potential” but I couldn’t figure out how to do it in a sustainable way.

Why Disabled Americans Can’t Take Their Right To Vote For Granted

Don’t disabled Americans already have the right to vote? It seems like an easy question to answer — of course they do! Or they should have. But the whole subject of disabled people and voting is more complex than it might appear at first.

Episode 107: The Accessible Stall Interviews Steven Verdile, Creator of The Squeaky Wheel

In this episode, we interview Steven Verdile, and we’re 100% sure he’s one of the funniest disabled people on the internet. He’s the creator of The Squeaky Wheel, the first-ever satire publication that focuses on the experience of having a disability. We’ve laugh-cried our way through so many of the articles on The Squeaky Wheel that we knew we had to get Steven into The Accessible Stall.

Disabled Monopoly Player Panics as Assets Approach $2000

With his top hat token resting on Pennsylvania Avenue, disabled Monopoly player John Owens, 24, panicked as he realized he had $1,900 in total assets. If he reached over $2,000, he would be ineligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) — and that $200 Go space was looming right around the corner.

The Squeaky Wheel Shows How Disability Humor Works

“The Squeaky Wheel” makes fun of the real life absurdities of living with disabilities and encountering everyday ableism.

The Americans With Disabilities Act and Elections: Disabled Voters Are Still Disenfranchised

From bans on mail-in ballots to inaccessible polling sites.

Why Are Prosthetics So Expensive? Researchers Are Working to Change That

Prosthetic arms and legs typically cost more than $60,000.

Chloe Toscano's personalized prosthetic arm has sparkle butterflies

After six years of loathing my useless arm, I began to love it.

Life With a Feeding Tube Doesn’t Mean I Go Without Nourishment

My feeding tube means I can no longer enjoy the feeling of being sated after a meal. But there are other ways to nourish myself beyond my body.

Full Fetterman Interview: ‘I Believe I'm Going To Be Able To Serve Effectively’ After Stroke

In an exclusive broadcast interview with NBC News taped Friday at his home, John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee in a crucial Pennsylvania Senate race, tells NBC News correspondent still struggles to understand what he hears and to speak clearly following a stroke in May. NBC News agreed to a closed captioned interview.

Disabled Artist Showcase: Creating Our Spaces Trailer

My latest short film “Disabled Artist Showcase:Creating Our Spaces” has been selected for a worldwide premier film screening at the 2022 Big Syn International Film Festival, London. film was selected as part of a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals commitment.

Nominations Unveiled For The Seventh Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards, Presented by Nationa…

The Critics Choice Association (CCA) has announced the nominees for the Seventh Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards (CCDA). The winners will be revealed at a Gala Event on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at The Edison Ballroom in Manhattan, marking a change of venue and borough. The ceremony will be hosted by longtime event supporter, actor, and standup comedian Wyatt Cenac.

Call for urgent action participation!

We need our members! In September the European Commission published the European Care Strategy, including recommendations on long-term care and early childhood education. The recommendation on early childhood education unambiguously calls on EU member states to include disabled children into mainstream services and to this end improve accessibility. We welcome these statements.

‘Insulting’: shock as NHS uses offensive term for people with learning disability

Category of ‘mental retardation’ in NHS Digital’s annual statistics demeans patients, campaigners say.

Using Sign Language With A 1 Year Old Toddler

As a deaf mother, my wife and I are bringing up our son, Rupert with British sign language (BSL) as well as spoken english.

NDIS forecast to cost extra $8.8bn over estimates as Shorten announces independent review | Nationa…

Labor blames Coalition neglect and promises review will not be about cost-cutting, despite escalating costs.

Deaf/Disabled Twitter slams NBC reporter covering Fetterman

Alex: I observed a lot of criticism from deaf and disabled people on Twitter regarding how NBC News framed their interview with John Fetterman, the Democratic Pennsylvania Senate candidate who had a stroke in May.

Disability Satire — Mode of Transport, the Squeaky Wheel by Steven Verdile

The Squeaky Wheel slams on the brakes when it comes to “inspiration porn.” The website is disability turned upside down and sideways to give readers a dose of laughter mixed with reality. Oof! It’s satire (not the economy), stupid! Not to be missed are dramatic articles like “Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 32, Buys a Motorcycle and Gets a Cute Pixie Cut.”

Advocates in Dayton say direct care worker shortage is critical

The Access Center for Independent Living and Disability Rights Ohio held a listening session for lawmakers at the Dayton Metro Library this week. It was part of a broader, statewide tour where advocates have spoken with legislators about issues affecting disabled people.

In Conversation: Black Disability Politics

In Conversation: Black Disability Politics

Gates Foundation Pledges $1.2 Billion To Polio Eradication

Vaccine-derived polio has been found in wastewater in New York and London in recent months, prompting renewed fears about the largely-eliminated disease.

Max Scheler on the Phenomenology of Value

Value has obvious motivating character, and an almost as obvious cognitive dimension, but does it have a phenomenology? From listening to Clinton Tolley and the rest of his reading group on Max Scheler’s Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values this monday, it seems to me hat this philosopher thinks so.

Zuk Fitness Offers New Online Workout Option for Wheelchair Users

Zuk Fitness is an online fitness service created by and for wheelchair users. It offers live and prerecorded workouts led by both paras and quads. Strength, cardio, warmup and stretching routines can all be completed from your wheelchair, often with minimal equipment.

Employer Spotlight on P&G Global: A Road Less Traveled

P&G has learned from Raymond and other colleagues how they can better meet the needs of P&G’s employees with disabilities.

Getting Started Overcoming Codependency With Setting Boundaries

"Addressing codependency should be part of mental health recovery plans."

October Updates from Fight For Right in Ukraine

Fight For Right continues to evacuate people with disabilities from Ukraine. Support from GADRA and Nippon Foundation has allowed Fight For Right to purchase an accessible vehicle and enabled them to continue this invaluable work.

Trigeminal Neuralgia - So Painful But It's Invisible

As I write this, I have sciatica. I am struggling to walk due to a trapped nerve and I can’t straighten up properly. It is extremely painful. If people could see me right now, they would instantly know that I am in pain. As my regular readers know, I live with a few painful conditions. One of them is trigeminal neuralgia which is also extremely painful but, unlike sciatica, it’s invisible. Nobody can see my facial pain. They can’t see my hot, aching cheek. Nor can the see the electrical current that’s running through my teeth. They can’t see that the corner of my eye is burning. Unless I tell people, nobody knows that my face is painful.

Meet ‘The Deaf Chefs,’ two sisters who have set up their very own food truck!

My name is Coco Briden and my sister is Mandy Docker. I am based in East London. The Deaf Chefs is a new business venture of ours – a food truck that caters for all kind of events.

At this rate, the next PM will be the chasm where Suella Braverman’s soul should be

The Tory party is already lining up its next leader, running through all its MPs in ever-decreasing quality.

Speech Accessibility Project Aims To Make Voice Recognition Systems More Useful For People With Spe…

UIUC researchers will recruit paid volunteers to collect speech samples from individuals who have these speech patterns. There is heavy use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in speech recognition systems and these new speech samples will be used to train machine learning models more effectively and accommodate speech patterns representing people with speech impairment.

I Never Loved Fashion—Until I Went Blind

On styling myself for a whole new life and the hope that came with it.

COVID-Related Stillbirths Didn’t Have to Happen

A lack of testing data and government guidance led many to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy, unwittingly increasing their chances of a stillbirth.

Uncomfortable? Good. Use it

Healthcare has changed radically over the last few years. Moving towards telehealth has been pretty easy for me… I was already doing it! However, through conversations with my peers I know this isn’t the case for many. I’ve lost track of the number of healthcare professionals who’ve told me ‘they’re so glad to be back in-person’.

Lefty dentists and inclusive design

Left-handed dentists remind us how the environments we learn and work within can have a profound impact upon our lives.

Disabled Practices for the Architectures of the Countercollapse

This essay discusses the designed nature of ableism and calls for architecture to learn from disability in order to illuminate new paradigms of practice. It explores the architectures of the countercollapse as a challenge to the spatial and political regimes of austerity that shatter the networks of support on which life depends. As an alternative, these architectures make assistance both visible and valuable and enhance interdependence as central to worldly coexistence. They do not seek to legitimize architecture as a lone profession responsible for rehabilitating the disabled body or repairing a broken world but rather promote engaged, networked, and assisted practices, just as disability itself.

The Nap Bishop Is Spreading the Good Word: Rest

Tricia Hersey, founder of the Nap Ministry, sees rest as a revolutionary way to push back on America’s obsession with productivity at all costs.

Widespread bias, discrimination directed toward people with disabilities who seek health care

A new Northwestern Medicine study of national practices reports that physicians may be choosing to deny care to people with disabilities, and some use discretionary excuses to strategically discharge them from their practice.

‘I Am Not The Doctor For You’: Physicians’ Attitudes About Caring For People With Disabilities

People with disabilities face barriers when attempting to gain access to health care settings. Using qualitative analysis of three physician focus groups, we identified physical, communication, knowledge, structural, and attitudinal barriers to care for people with disabilities. Physicians reported feeling overwhelmed by the demands of practicing medicine in general and the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 specifically; in particular, they felt that they were inadequately reimbursed for accommodations. Some physicians reported that because of these concerns, they attempted to discharge people with disabilities from their practices. Increasing health care access for people with disabilities will require increasing the accessibility of space and the availability of proper equipment, improving the education of clinicians about the care of people with disabilities, and removing structural barriers in the health care delivery system. Our findings also suggest that physicians’ bias and general reluctance to care for people with disabilities play a role in perpetuating the health care disparities they experience.

Rest Is Resistance by Tricia Hersey

Disrupt and push back against capitalism and white supremacy. In this book, Tricia Hersey, aka The Nap Bishop, encourages us to connect to the liberating power of rest, daydreaming, and naps as a foundation for healing and justice.

Inside the Kafkaesque Process for Determining Who Gets Federal Disability Benefits

“Disabled is a legal term, not really a medical term."

Curating Access: Disability Art Activism and Creative Accommodation

This book is an interdisciplinary collection of twenty-four essays which critically examine contemporary exhibitions and artistic practices that focus on conceptual and creative aspects of access.
Oftentimes exhibitions tack on access once the artwork has already been executed and ready to be installed in the museum or gallery. But what if the artists were to ponder access as an integral and critical part of their artwork?

The Teen Mental Health Industry Is Failing Them

The residential programs that families and kids turn to for help are in desperate need of reform.

Students with disabilities are often met with informal suspensions

Many schools send children with disabilities home during the school day because of behaviors that stem from a disability. But these pickups – known as informal removal -- are rarely recorded as suspensions, despite the missed class time. Excessive use of informal removals amounts to a form of off-the-books discipline — a de facto denial of education that evades accountability, advocates and legal experts say. And for children with disabilities, informal removals circumvent the federal law that protects them from being disciplined or barred from class for behaviors related to their disability. Yet the practice appears to be on the rise.

Phony Diagnoses Hide High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes

At least 21 percent of nursing home residents are on antipsychotic drugs, a Times investigation found.

Supreme Court Case Could Sharply Limit Disability Rights

Disability advocates are warning that a case going before the U.S. Supreme Court could severely threaten the rights of millions of people who rely on Medicaid and other government programs.

Growing Up As A Disabled Latinx Immigrant In America

"Many folks are so eager to highlight ableism in communities of color, yet lack a basic analysis of how white supremacy is a root cause that keeps communities of color from accessing information, education, and funding."

How Long COVID Has Changed My Life Forever

“The real trick that keeps me going is to focus on others, as I’ve done throughout my life.”

U.S. Adderall Shortage Expected to Continue for Months

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ Adderall shortage is expected to last through March—which is longer than anticipated.

Ableism is on the ballot

The response to a US Senate candidate’s recovery from a stroke reveals how this nation derides and weaponizes disability.

Top tips for neurodiverse workers when starting a new role

Congratulations on your new role. This is an exciting time and a great opportunity to learn and grow. You may be feeling a mixture of emotions right now, which is perfectly normal. Starting a new job is never easy. There's so much to learn and remember, and it can be overwhelming trying to keep up with everyone else.

Labels and learning with Pathological Demand Avoidance

Understanding PDA and ways to help in school.

3D Printing and Accessibility: How AM Can Help with Disabilities

3D printing makes our lives easier in a number of ways. But when we think of how additive manufacturing provides convenience in our lives, we often think about things like more flexible production in a professional environment or DIY tools for home use. Beyond that, 3D printing has the potential to improve accessibility and help people in more critical ways by making life easier for individuals with disabilities.

James Warnken advocates for digital accessibility

James Warnken advocates for digital accessibility for those with visual disabilities.

Using Telepresence Robots in School

Telepresence robots can bring students who cannot attend school into the classroom in a more immersive manner than video conferencing.

Singapore Uses Bright Colored Signs to Created a Dementia-Friendly Neighborhood

In keeping with the Singapore government’s initiative to enable ‘aging in place’, a dementia-friendly wayfinding solution was devised for Khatib Central and Chong Pang City, which were identified as residential estates with aging populations.

Why UX Design for Mental Health Matters

Enterprise tools can be fraught with features and interactions that exacerbate mental health disorders. These UX solutions improve accessibility and help everyone have a better workday.

Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines

The Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines (TADG) PDF is a reference document available to all sectors to conduct accessibility audits and to plan developments, as the City works towards making Toronto a “barrier free” community.

Andy Feuling talks about one-handed gaming

"Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rules soundbite, a series of short podcasts where disabled people explain their impairments, and what barrier they encounter on the web. Quick reminder that transcripts are available for all episodes at the time of publication from the website at Thanks to Fable for sponsoring this episode. Fable is a leading accessibility platform powered by disabled people. Fable moves organizations from worrying about compliance to building incredible and accessible user experiences, through product testing, and custom courses. Learn more about how Fable can work for your team at Today I’m talking with Andy fueling. Andy is I think going to talk more about gaming rather than specifically, web accessibility. But I think it all falls into the realm of digital accessibility and it’s good stuff to know about. Hey, Andy, how are you doing?"

Proposed web and software accessibility legislation introduced in United States Congress

On September 28, 2022 the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act was introduced in both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. (This is called “bicameral legislation” because the same proposed bill was introduced in both parts (Senate and House ) of the US Congress.)

The First Steps to Breaking into Digital Accessibility Careers

Beginning a career focused on digital accessibility can be intimidating as technologists new to this professional field struggle to define the specific role that aligns with their skills and interests. Perusing job ads can certainly shed some light on the variety of accessibility professions that exist.

Writing Effective Alt Text

Learn how to evaluate graphic content and provide meaningful descriptions.

It’s a huge mistake for Cambridge to hold entrance interviews online – I would know

In my eyes, the university’s decision to move away from in person interviews is a step forwards into the digital age, but two steps backwards in terms of accessibility.

NHS Trust poster advertises BSL services with ASL alphabet

A British Sign Language (BSL) interpreting agency has apologised after a poster for communication services at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals (WAH) NHS Trust hospitals featured signs in American Sign Language (ASL).

Broadcasters ‘working together’ on emergency subtitles following Channel 4 outage, Sky says

Channel 4’s subtitles outage last year made broadcasters “stand up and think” and work together on support for deaf viewers, according to Sky’s head of access services.

Disability Culture So Far: A Movement in Milestones

Disabled artists and experts recall pivotal moments in disability arts.

Brother, do you love me? The cry for help that sparked a care-home rescue mission

When Manni Coe received a disconcerting text from his brother Reuben, who has Down’s syndrome, he decided to remove him from the care system. Now the two tell their story in a new book.

Tucker Carlson missed the entire point about my tweet – and the very real issue it’s about

Providing accessibility doesn’t give politicians with disabilities a pass; it allows us as the press to hold them accountable.

Study aims to aid people in wheelchairs impacted by climate change

Severe weather events disproportionately affect people with spinal cord injuries and disabilities. A multidisciplinary team of University of Miami researchers is leading a U-LINK project aimed at changing those circumstances by using education, innovation, and outreach.

New York Courts Are Ghosting Disabled New Yorkers

When disabled litigants who can't to come to court in person request virtual appearances, they often don’t hear back.

John Fetterman, auditory processing, and closed captioning

It appears that some major journalists know very little about disabilities and accommodations.

Loneliness Can Be The Greatest Challenge With A Disability

"I’ve wanted to write a blog about loneliness for many years but kept feeling unsure how to approach it and how to convey my feelings. Even as I write this now, I’m still not sure how best to explain these thoughts. Being disabled comes with many physical and emotional challenges but I find loneliness to be the hardest and most complex challenge of all."

Touching as a Research Method in Art and Design

A new book by Alice Twemlow examines the phenomenon of “touching” as a research method. The publication, designed by Niels Schrader, contains interviews, research samples, recipes, quotations, and reflections on the research process by tutors, workshop instructors and students all across the KABK community. The range of materials and processes engaged with is diverse and the approaches are as unique as fingerprints, but a premise embedded in the DNA of material research is that experiments are shared.

John’s Specialty Jeans Brings a Personal Touch to Adaptive Clothing

John’s Specialty Jeans provides wheelchair users with custom jeans ordered not just to fit, but to accommodate any disability-specific needs.

Disability Inclusion in the Workplace with Meg O'Connell

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and our first episode of this month is with Meg O'Connell. She is the founder and CEO of Global Disability Inclusion working with companies on improving their disability inclusion efforts.

Deafblind actor receives apology after captioning device user was accused of recording theatre show

A deafblind actor and activist was accused of recording a performance of Hadestown, when she was actually using a captioning device to access the Broadway musical.

Halloween Costumes for Kids With Sensory Disorders

Check out these itch-free, accessible ideas to celebrate the spooky season.

BIT Partners With Open Inclusion

Together we will combine our capabilities empowering individuals across the pan-disability community globally to develop in-demand skills and find meaningful work. Both BIT and Open recognize the current levels of employment exclusion and wish to positively influence opportunities for professionals with disabilities to gain valuable, and valued work.

10 Reasons Why Writing Top 10 Lists Lifts My Mood With Depression

"I love writing, but especially as someone who struggles with mental health conditions, it can be hard to start or finish projects."

Partnership aims to inspire animators with autism of the future

With current challenges around diversity, inclusion and equality right across society, many talented young people with autism-related conditions are being overlooked.

Fighting for a Label for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

"I want for Social Security to recognize that my body has endured enough."

Eight Qualities of Great Mothers of Autistic kids

A blog about living with Asperger's Syndrome and Parenting Children with Asperger's Syndrome.

Autism and Computer Addiction

A blog about living with Asperger's Syndrome and Parenting Children with Asperger's Syndrome.

Elon Musk and Asperger's Syndrome

A blog about living with Asperger's Syndrome and Parenting Children with Asperger's Syndrome.

Book Review: Recognizing Autism in Women & Girls

A blog about living with Asperger's Syndrome and Parenting Children with Asperger's Syndrome.

Autistic Burnout and Fatigue - Part 1 of 2

A blog about living with Asperger's Syndrome and Parenting Children with Asperger's Syndrome.

Autistic Burnout and Fatigue - Part 2 of 2

A blog about living with Asperger's Syndrome and Parenting Children with Asperger's Syndrome.

Why Pushing your Autistic Kids out of Home may be Good for them

A blog about living with Asperger's Syndrome and Parenting Children with Asperger's Syndrome.

Spoon Theory and how it Relates to Autism

A blog about living with Asperger's Syndrome and Parenting Children with Asperger's Syndrome.

Disturbing new data shows doctors are biased in treating patients with disabilities

Study authors said on 'Greater Boston' that change is urgently needed.

AI app could diagnose illnesses based on speech

Everything from your vocal cord vibrations to breathing patterns when you speak offers potential information about your health. Researchers are collecting voice data to one day use in an app.

The Best Accessible Beaches in Europe, From Barcelona City Spots to Resorts in Greece

Enjoying European beach culture in a wheelchair is easy at these spots.

The Wellness Director Making the Maldives Accessible for Travelers With Disabilities

That guest remains the most memorable during her two decade career, and it served as an inspiration for a full-fledged commitment to accessibility at Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences, where she works as the sustainability and wellness director with her husband, General Manager Jason Kruse.

Why we should educate people about disability to create a more accessible world

After recently watching Star Wars, I noticed how the films have quite a few disabled characters. For example, Chewbacca is non-verbal to humans yet still communicates and forms strong bonds. Yoda uses a walking stick but is still able to fight. As Ada Hoffman, the author of the space opera novels “The Outside” and “The Fallen, says in her blog “Darth Vader is cool – and Darth Vader is severely disabled. He’s a quadruple amputee and burn survivor.”

Paris 2024 could be the best Games ever, says committee chief

While accessibility to all is unrealistic for 2024, the Paris Paralympic Games have the potential to be the best ever and serve as a catalyst for global change, the head of the International Paralympic Committee said on Saturday.

New public electric car charger accessibility standard launched

The new guidelines from the British Standards Institute are designed to improve charger access for less able EV drivers.

Brussels called on to make all public buildings accessible for disabled

"The city should be accessible to everyone. Barriers, both literal and figurative, must be addressed proactively."

Awareness is the key to slow down cases of Blindness in India

To slow down the rapid increase in the number of cases of Blindness in India, Awareness on the grass root level is the key. In India, due to the significant urban-rural divide, lack of awareness is one of the leading causes for rise in such cases.

World Sight Day: Achieve access for all to quality, inclusive and affordable eye care

To mark World Sight Day, WHO is urging countries in the South-East Asia Region to accelerate efforts to ensure that everyone, everywhere has equitable access to high-quality, comprehensive eye health services, in line with the newly adopted Regional Action Plan for integrated people-centred eye care 2022­–2030. Globally, at least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment or blindness. At least 1 billion cases of vision impairment could have been prevented or are yet to be addressed. Nearly 30% of the world’s blind and vision-impaired live in the South-East Asia Region.

Triple C: the organisation working to improve accessibility in the film industry

A few words on Triple C - an organisation helping to increase disabled peoples' access to the film and TV industries.

Disability community mourns the death of ‘fierce’ advocate Paul Spooner

Spooner, who died unexpectedly on Saturday, advocated for health care, transportation and housing on behalf of disabled people for 40 years. He was 67.

Harvard University class action claims website inaccessible to visually impaired, blind

Harvard University failed to design its website so that it would be fully accessible to blind and visually impaired individuals, a new class action lawsuit alleges.

AI eye checks can detect heart diseases in less than a minute

Your eyes may hold the key to detecting heart disease.

Human neuron clusters transplanted into rats offer new tool to study the brain

Scientists have devised a new model for studying disorders like autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. It uses clusters of human brain cells grown inside the brain of a rat.

Impairment as Impetus: Five Historic Works Spurred by Disability