Articles for 2017

Let’s Talk: Promoting Disability Inclusion in Today’s Multi-Generational Workplace

Erin Perugini Intersectionality is important in today’s society as “people do not just have one facet of their identity,” said Leila Peterson of SchoolTalk in a Jan. 19 webinar sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. The webinar explored the intersection between millennials and individuals with disabilities. Specifically, presenters described the methods and results of conducting intergenerational [...]

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This App Is Making Online Dating Better For People With Disabilities

Kathryn Lindsay For better or worse, online dating is all about putting on an act. You hand-pick your photos and traits to balance what best represents you and how you want to present yourself to the Tinder-verse. However, for new dating app, Glimmer, it’s all about honesty — especially when it comes to disabilities. “A lot [...]

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UAEU students developing gesture control technologies to help people with disabilities

Melanie Swan AL AIN // Technology that can help people with disabilities by using body movements to control artificial limbs and other devices is being developed at UAE University. Smart Gesture Control and Recognition Technology – similar to technology used in gaming – is designed to give the elderly and those with physical disabilities greater [...]

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Dyslexics learn to get support, take charge of their lives

By Pam Adams   PEORIA – By sixth grade, Katelyn Kocher had a standard greeting for every teacher at the beginning of every school year. “Hi, I’m Katelyn. I’m dyslexic. I have a 504 plan, have you read it and do you have any questions?” she’d ask, referring to the medically-approved plan that lays out how [...]

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Lawsuit Fights for 911 to Accept Texts from the Disabled

Text-to-911 technology is currently being used by 11 out of 62 counties in New York and a dozen states across the nation. BY CHAU LAM, NEWSDAY (RYAN WHISENHUNT) (TNS) — Two New Yorkers with disabilities who are unable to communicate with 911 operators by telephone have filed a lawsuit in federal court in Brooklyn, alleging [...]

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The technology sector could make or break disability inclusion

By Catherine Cheney catherinecheney Advocates for disability rights want to see a greater commitment to disability inclusion in product development as well as global development. Photo by: Exchanges Photos / CC BY-NC-ND One of the criticisms of the technology industry is that, by focusing on products and platforms, it has forgotten about people. Advocates for disability rights are adding [...]

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