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No More Alma Maters?

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

We must work together to fix the problems of accountability, accessibility and affordability of higher education for all people living in the United States.

I Came Out, Now How Do I Get In? The Dilemma of Being a Queer Crip

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

My biggest fear at the time (two weeks prior to my 16th birthday) was not my family's reaction to admitting that I was gay, but rather the thought that I was both disabled and queer, and how hard this particular intersection would be to accept.

Doin' Disney With a Disability (And Why I'll Never Go Again)

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

It was finally time to do Disney. My brother was getting remarried in Florida, I've somehow crept into my early 40s, and I don't travel much and like...

The Simultaneous Present

Marissa Lepor | Posted 03.18.2014 | Media
Marissa Lepor

So why do we spend so much time capturing and sharing moments if they prevent us from actually living in them? Maybe it's not just about stopping and smelling the roses; maybe it's about sharing a moment with that rose and truly appreciating it.

A Shared Vision of Access

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
D. Michael Lindsay

When we invest a great deal of thought and energy in something -- whether that's finishing a classic tome like Moby-Dick, or, say, conducting a massiv...

Sochi Paralympics Should Level Playing Field for All Russians With Disabilities

Andrea Mazzarino | Posted 03.05.2014 | Sports
Andrea Mazzarino

Without concrete improvements in accessibility for people with disabilities, the strength and independence of Paralympic athletes may seem to the Russian public more like the exception than the rule.

For People With Disabilities, 2014 Is the Year to Think Big

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

I am going to build a recreation center for people with disabilities in the suburban area of Philadelphia. I have a vision of part gym, part night club, part game room, part living room.

Disability and the Starfish

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Did you know that roughly 20% of the U.S. population is disabled and on Disability? That's nearly 11 million people. If a population that size formed a state, it would be 8th largest in the U.S..

Youth Unite: How Entrepreneur Otessa Marie Ghadar Created an International Community Through Cyber Streaming

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Otessa Marie Ghadar's global recognition, from the White House to bloggers in Moldova, in addition to her new app, Tapestry, has facilitated her spreading awareness and change.

Halfway There

Robert Slayton | Posted 02.10.2014 | New York
Robert Slayton

Thanks to the United Spinal Association, New York City is about to see a big improvement in the disabled community's access to taxi cabs. There is still a long way to go, however.

Making NYC Affordable for Artists

Lane Harwell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

Where I agree with Byrne is on what is at stake when we ask the question about affordability for artists: both the present and the future, what he calls "ongoing creative life."

The Disability Vote

Kristin Duquette | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics
Kristin Duquette

In a democratic society, voting is a fundamental right for everyone; however, people with disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to the polling place.

True Online Learning: Why Accessibility and Accountability Matter

Dr. Mika Nash | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Mika Nash

Online learning -- done right -- is the most effective way to reach a majority of those students for whom higher education would otherwise be out of reach.

The Alliance For Affordable Internet

Robert Pepper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Robert Pepper

It is no secret that mobile phones are conquering the world. With more than 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, the current and future impact of mobile phones is staggering. And although mobiles are linking voices from the farthest corners of our planet, only a fraction of those devices have Internet connections. Research shows that mobile broadband has the strongest potential to increase economic growth and create more inclusive societies. So how can we help more people connect to the mobile Internet?

Siri And Me

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

I have a total of six fingers, and one of my arms is half as long as the other one. Keyboard-based technology kept me out, but accessible technology is letting me in, allowing me to be a fully participating citizen, just as it and many other technologies do for thousands of the disabled.

WATCH: Incredible Wheelchair Makes One Boy's Lifelong Dream Come True

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News

California resident Daniel Cope suffers from cerebral palsy, but that never stopped him from dreaming of hiking with his family. With the help of som...

U-verse a Disconnect for the Disabled

Barbara Popovic | Posted 09.14.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

Today's Communications Daily reports that CAN TV is urging the FCC to adopt rules that assure the disability community can access local community tele...

Accessibility to Medical Professionals

Lia Seth | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lia Seth

This is an important kind of accessibility that is severely lacking in the medical world. My doctor should be as accessible to me as her front office is. She should be as accessible as a designer is to his clients, as owners are to their dogs, as a manager is to her employees.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Let Go of the Loss and Move On

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Today, I still need my scooter and wheelchair to get around. But something inside me has changed. I have a sense of freedom that is in some ways more powerful and sustainable than what I felt when I could walk and dance and run and play.

What We Can Learn About Aging in Place from Jurassic Park

Rachel Adelson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Because Jurassic Park was designed for accessibility, its door handles were long levers of the type recommended by design experts and people like me. Those doors had long, lovely user-friendly handles... easily manipulated by, in this case, hungry Velociraptors.

Building A Multigenerational Home: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty

More than 51 million families in America live in multigenerational homes, which has more people considering adding on to their homes to make room for ...

What Does A Multigenerational Home Look Like?

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty

It's a reality more families -- more than 51 million Americans -- find themselves dealing with: life in a multigenerational home, or a household with ...

The Sky Is the Limit for People With Disabilities

Shantha Rau Barriga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shantha Rau Barriga

With increasing security at airports around the world, flying has grown more stressful for all of us. But for people with disabilities, flying can be particularly daunting.

Building Online Ramps to Equal Access

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

By Congressman Edward J. Markey, Mike Festa and Steven M. Rothstein If you're an individual who's blind, deaf or both, navigating an intersection can...

How to Get Kids to Read Again

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

Books like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter are going to be the saving grace of literature. Do modern youth want to see Stonehenge? They would if it was remodeled into a motocross track.