The Ms. Wheelchair America program gives women with disabilities a platform for breaking down barriers and promoting important change
Wanted: Articulate, dynamic, driven women with a strong vision for change in the world. Must be willing to break down barriers and connect with people of all backgrounds. Public speaking and statewide travel required. Candidates will be provided with expert training in handling media inquiries, optimizing social media networking, public speaking, current legislative and public policy trends, self...
Accessible train travel is cost-competitive with air and car travel —and is much more relaxing
Eagerly anticipating the arrival of our train at the Hammond (La.) Amtrak station, my husband and I were as excited as the animated grade-school children running among the suitcases. All of us repeatedly gazed down the tracks trying to get the first glimpse of the engine light.
Hammond is a 30-minute drive from our home and the second stop the “City of New Orleans” makes heading north to its...
"Hello, Computer,” Star Trek’s space engineer Scotty says pleasantly, while holding a computer mouse up to his mouth as if it were a microphone. No response. “Just use the keyboard,” he’s advised. “The keyboard,” he says. “How quaint.”
In the 1986 movie “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” the starship Enterprise’s engineer has traveled back in time, where Scotty can’t fathom a computer without voice...
More than 33 million people in the United States are gamers with disabilities. That number grows every year. Once considered frivolous, video games have become an important part of modern culture. Decades ago, no one could have foreseen the video game craze — or the impact it would have on the lives of players with disabilities.
When our family travels, we prefer driving to flying. Driving, in our wheelchair-accessible minivan, is simply easier. I have Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and use a large, bulky electric wheelchair. If traveling by air, I forgo my independence and take a smaller manual wheelchair.
MDI offers disabled visitors to the Emerald Isle accessible and affordable transportation and lodging
An interactive electronic system puts musical performance at just about anyone’s fingertips, regardless of disability
Update (Nov. 9, 2012): A trio of entrepreneuers recently announced the development of an adaptive, hands-free digital musical instrument; they are currently raising capital to fund their first production run. For more information on the Jamboxx, see the sidebar at the end of this artcle.