Artists like Action Bronson have been fortunate enough to pursue and flourish in their rap career as well as spend time on things that they have a passion for. While Action is damn near a Michelin-rated chef at this point, Chance The Rapper continues to show love to those who are less fortunate than the rest of us. During a recent show in Tampa, Chance brought in American Sign Language interpreters for a show to allow his hearing-impaired fans to enjoy the show just like anyone else. Continue reading Chance The Rapper Hires ASL Interpreters for Deaf Fans at His Shows
There is a shortage of accessible, fashionable clothing for people with disabilities. Now one initiative aims to change that. Continue reading ‘Design for Disability’ Web Series to Promote Inclusive Fashion
Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the games in 1968, inspired by her sister. Continue reading ESPN To Honor Special Olympics’ Founder With Arthur Ashe Award
It’s important to help light that fire in students, but that can be challenging, industry leaders say. Continue reading How to Spark Interest in STEM
ABC’s new show, “The Good Doctor,” set to premiere this fall, tells the story of Shaun Murphy, a young doctor on the autism spectrum, who has savant syndrome. Continue reading ABC Adds Show About a Doctor With Autism ‘The Good Doctor’ to Fall Primetime Line-Up
By Mark Perriello
It’s important to remember that hiring Americans with disabilities should be no more difficult or risky than hiring anybody else. While we are not a monolithic group, there are certainly qualified, hardworking and dedicated individuals with disabilities who are ready, willing, and able to work.
Continue reading Leveling the Playing Field for People with Disabilities
University of Oklahoma sophomore Ricarda Urso, 20, keeps her calendar filled.There’s the volunteer work, including serving as a mentor for Young Life ministries, and working at least 20 hours a week at Taco Bell. And then there’s the full class load at OU, where she’s a pre-med major. Ricarda admits the full schedule can be a bit much.
The National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD, Coalición Nacional para Latinxs con Discapacidades) will be having their 2nd annual conference, Tearing Down Walls, Building Bridges: The Disabled Latinx Movement at the Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley, California, June 16-17, 2017. StoryCorps will be recording oral histories with some of the participants on June 15 as part of the Disability Visibility Project™. I am giddy at the thought of all these new stories for our online archive!! Continue reading Disabled Latinx Familia: Interview with Lisette Torres-Gerald
Business school admissions committees care about more than GMAT scores and GPA—they want to know who you are and why you belong in their program. Your MBA essays are your best chance to sell the person behind the résumé. They should tie all the pieces of your business school application together and create a comprehensive picture of who you are, what you’ve done, and what you bring to the table.
Continue reading 20 Tips for Writing a Stellar MBA Essay
The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information Communication Technologies (G3ict), together with World Enabled, have launched the “Smart Cities For All” Toolkit in efforts to define the state of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) accessibility in smart cities around the world. G3ict is a UN advocacy initiative that aims to facilitate and support the implementation of the dispositions of The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the accessibility of ICTs and assistive technologies. World Enabled is an educational non-profit organization that, according to its website: “promotes the rights and dignities of persons with disabilities.” Continue reading Four Tools To Design Smart Cities For Persons With Disabilities