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July 1, 2014
When Jewel Kats first encountered Archie artist and writer Dan Parent at a comic book conference, she fearlessly wheeled up to him and asked: "Why isn't there a character with a disability in Riverdale?" Now, thanks to the Toronto author's confidence, spunk and creativity, there is: Archie Comics...
February 9, 2014
The mechanics of prosthetic hands has advanced tremendously over the past decades, and these devices have become lighter, stronger, and more responsive to their users. Yet, the sense of touch, has been difficult to implement.Researchers have reported in Science Translational Medicine the...
January 21, 2014
A traveling photography exhibit presented by BACKBONES brings together 21 photographers and 21 people with spinal cord injury for 21 photo stories about ABILITY. The result of an online “disability” image search will most often generate somber, sad, and hopeless imagery that perpetuates stereotypes...
January 9, 2014
Wearing a state-of-the-art exoskeleton, a paralyzed teenager will make the ceremonial first kick at the World Cup in Brazil this summer thanks to The Walk Again Project. The World Cup begins in mid-June and lasts an entire month. The paralyzed teenage candidate has yet to be chosen, but he or she...
November 21, 2013
No staging. No actors. Stock photo company DisabilityImages.com has created a library of images of people with real disabilities and their lifestyle, emphasizing positive, empowered, accessible and adaptive activities. The collection offers high-quality, royalty-free images for licensing and...
November 13, 2013
I wrote this opinion piece for the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities after being inspired at the Marine Corps Marathon weekend. On October 27th I had the unique experience of participating in Marine Corps weekend, joining thousands of people running the...
September 12, 2013
Disability Today mag, the print Guide to the DT Network is launches. Chock-full of the best-in-content from all 15 categories and 50 channels in the Network. Read it in cool flip book format with live links by clicking cover.
September 11, 2013
Let's call it what it is: An aspirational quota of sorts. The Department of Labor's long-anticipated final ruling is in, and will require nearly 250,000 U.S. businesses to work towards a goal that 7 percent of their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities. The rule refreshes Section...
September 11, 2013
National Public Radio has released a new app to help parents and other find accessible playgrounds nationwide. The Playgrounds for Everyone desktop and mobile app maps more than 1,300 venues designed for kids with disabilities, with features like smooth surfaces, swings with backs or safety...