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Visual Impairments

A Chat With Beth Vrabel About Her Middle Grade Novel "A Blind Guide to Stinkville"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Mary Pauline Lowry

In Beth Vrabel's funny, touching middle grade novel "A Blind Guide to Stinkville," a spunky 12- year old named Alice moves with her family from Seattle to a small paper mill town in South Carolina. In Seattle, Alice's blindness and albinism were almost a non-issue.

Hearing Loss, the Forgotten Disability

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Janice S. Lintz

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 25 years ago, yet we are still discussing the same issues for people with hearing loss. The terms "disability" and "access" have morphed into just meaning physical disability and physical access.

'Feeling Van Gogh' Helps Visitors Who Are Visually Impaired Experience The Artist's Work

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts

Lay your eyes on a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece like his radiant "Sunflowers" and you'll notice the way paint is so generously layered onto the canvas...

An Uptick in Stats Means Greater Demand for Special Needs Education

Cari Shane | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Cari Shane

There are more than 6 million children in the U.S. with disabilities, from physical to developmental, and the numbers keep growing. The epidemic is leaving parents overwhelmed while the area's educational systems work overtime to meet demand.

Stunning Dollhouses Built For Children With Special Needs

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.11.2013 | Parents

These aren't your typical Barbie Dream Houses. Twenty acclaimed modern architects were enlisted by British property developer Cathedral Group to de...

Not All Students Are Treated Equally in Today's Digital Era: A Call for Accessible Technology in Higher Education

Sean Devine | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education
Sean Devine

Together, we can ensure that no student is left behind as a result of his or her print-related disability as we continue our path in the digital revolution of higher education.

An Advocate for All of Us

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

When Sandra Martin lost her eyesight two decades ago as a result of juvenile diabetes, she was a stay-at-home mom with a newborn daughter to care for....