The Student of Vision Abie Award honors young women dedicated to creating a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build. This year’s winner is Georgia Tech student Jhillika Kumar. Continue reading Meet Grace Hopper Celebration 2019’s Honoree Jhillika Kumar
By Annika Ariel, AAPD intern
Picking up my laundry was only supposed to take three minutes and twenty-three seconds. I had made frantically grabbing my clothes from the dryer and taking them back up to my dorm a science, one that I had mastered in the never-ending pursuit of finishing my readings at a reasonable hour. Continue reading My Disability Isn’t a Tragedy
Google is pleased to announce the addition of 6 new media literacy activities to the 2019 edition of Be Internet Awesome. Designed to help kids analyze and evaluate media as they navigate the Internet, the new lessons address educators’ growing interest in teaching media literacy. Continue reading Google announces literary activities to help kids evaluate and analyze media as they browse the Internet
The World’s Largest MBA Tour hosted by QS is coming to a city near you! Attendees will have the opportunity to speak face-to-face with representatives from dozens of top international and local business schools and get all of their MBA-related questions answered! Continue reading The World’s Largest MBA Tour hosted by QS
A group of Minnesota high schoolers built an electric wheelchair for a 2-year-old boy whose family couldn’t afford one. Continue reading High school robotics team builds electric wheelchair for boy whose family couldn’t afford one
By Jacob Bennett
The CSUN Assistive Technology Conference has a specific purpose — to advance knowledge and the use of technology that improves the lives of individuals with disabilities — but its impact is wide-ranging.
Continue reading CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Showcases Innovations For a More Inclusive World
Arunima Sinha is a serious mountaineer—she was both the first female amputee and the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest. And last November, she was awarded an honorary PhD from the prestigious University of Strathclyde in London. Continue reading First Female Amputee to Climb Everest Receives Honorary Doctorate
Reena B. Patel, a licensed educational psychologist and author, has a new book that will help parents, educators, and children with combating anxiety.
Continue reading New Children’s Book Offers Highly Effective Anxiety Coping Strategies
By Rebecca Hansen, Ed.D.
Meet Jeff Staley. Jeff is from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and is currently studying computer and information technology at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Continue reading Turning the Tassel—Helping people with autism spectrum disorder earn a college degree and be prepared to enter a competitive workforce
Graduating from high school and getting accepted into college can be an exciting time for students. At the same time, it’s also a transition period that leads to new change and growth. Continue reading The Transition from High School to College