The following post originally appeared on The Fem Word, a global platform broadcasting stories of bold women in creative spaces.
Two best friends given a 2% survival rate at birth beat the odds and graduated from their school in Tyler, Texas, last Thursday.
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful—it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense of uncertainty.
By Kristen Halpen
Imagine a young adult starting their day in 2032. They wake up to an alarm playing the latest hit they requested the night before, are greeted by their friendly robot in the kitchen with suggestions on what to have for breakfast to fuel their morning, and a handy voice reminder to take their medication.Continue reading Becoming Part of the Voice Revolution
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a great date or a long-term relationship—check out the below dating sites to find someone for you:Continue reading Dating Sites for Singles with Disabilities
The most recent episode of the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)’s Future of Work podcast features Hadi Rangin, Information Technology Accessibility Specialist for Accessible Technology Services (ATS) at the University of Washington, as he discusses the importance of accessibility testing in the technology procurement process. Continue reading Podcast: Understanding Workplace Accessibility Technology Testing
Ellie Goldstein, an 18-year-old model with Down’s syndrome from Ilford in Essex, just got her first modeling gig for Gucci Beauty. In collaboration with the Photo Vogue Festival, Goldstein starred in the new Gucci L’Obscur Mascara campaign alongside four other models, a project that continues to support the company’s overall goals of “supporting emerging talents and promoting the theme of unconventional and non-stereotypical beauty,” according to a release for the campaign.Continue reading Gucci’s Latest Beauty Campaign Stars a Model With Down Syndrome, and It’s Beautiful
How do you say the word “disability”? Does it feel shameful or derogatory, or does it roll off of your tongue, matter-of-factly? Writer and disability activist Keah Brown wishes we were all less precious when talking about disability,Continue reading Writer-Activist Keah Brown Redefines Disability on Her Own Terms
The most recent episode of the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)’s Future of Work podcast features Brook McCall, Director of the Tech Access Initiative at United Spinal Association, as she discusses the workplace technology challenges that people with mobility disabilities face.
2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the passage of the landmark civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which was signed into law on July 26, 1990.