Toyota Mobility Foundation, a charity set up by Toyota in 2014 to help bring about “a truly mobile society,” has launched a $4 million competition to encourage the development of new smart mobility technology to support the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis. Continue reading Toyota Mobility Foundation launches $4M prize for mobility tech targeting lower-limb paralysis
Do you feel very happy and energized some days, and very sad and depressed on other days? Do these moods last for a week or more? Do your mood changes make it hard to sleep, stay focused, or go to work? Continue reading Bipolar Disorder: The Invisible Disability
The Epilepsy Foundation and actor Greg Grunberg launch a new website Continue reading Star Wars Actor Raising Awareness About Seizures
OKINAWA, Japan- Master-at-Arms Seaman Joseph Van Haverbeke, second from right, assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa’s security department and a native of Huntington Beach, Calif., carries a torch during a formation run from White Beach Naval Facility to Kadena Air Base to kick off the Kadena Special Olympics (KSO), Nov. 3.
All four services participated in the KSO, which is an event for special needs athletes to challenge themselves in various Olympic-style events, and inspires courage, teamwork and friendship between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released)
On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world’s oceans give the Navy the power to protect America’s interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends America on the world’s oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of America’s finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now. They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They will be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year. They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America at all times.
Source: Navy Outreach
By Saba Salman
My youngest sister has a talent for baking, an ambition to see her artwork widely displayed, an infectious giggle and the learning disability fragile X syndrome. Continue reading Success stories: Book celebrates achievements of people with learning disabilities
A bride-to-be with cerebral palsy says she is determined to get out of her wheelchair to walk down the aisle when she marries the partner she met at her care home. Continue reading Bride with cerebral palsy says she will get out of her wheelchair and walk down the aisle
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Irvine, September 26, 2017 – DiversityComm, Inc. (DCI), the publisher of six diversity-inclusion focused magazines—Black EOE Journal, HISPANIC Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine, Diversity in STEAM, U.S. Veterans Magazine and DIVERSEability Magazine—is known for its signature celebrity, advocacy-focused cover stories. Now DCI demonstrates its commitment to inclusion by announcing that, along with its WBENC certification, it is now certified by the USBLN as a DOBE (disability-owned business enterprise).
Kavita Krishnaswamy had labored through a decade of coursework in math and computer sciences to achieve a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County graduate student had invented robotic devices that are discussed around the world. She’d spent three years narrowing the focus of her doctoral dissertation. Continue reading UMBC robotics student invents help for those with disabilities like hers
Now you can be sure that hot new restaurant can accommodate you. Continue reading Google Maps crowdsources info for wheelchair-accessible places
Last month, our team from Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) had the pleasure of attending a conference that was right up our alley.
Continue reading Disability Driving Innovation: A Dispatch from USBLN 2017