Opening the door to function and efficiency
Making a workspace accessible means different things to different people, from someone with back pain who needs ergonomically designed desks and chairs, to someone with carpal tunnel syndrome who needs voice-recognition software for operating a computer, to someone in a wheelchair with limited arm mobility who needs adaptive equipment to access the entire workspace and perform a job.
For people with disabilities, travel can present both wonderful opportunities and daunting obstacles — the latter due to the inaccessibility of transportation, accommodations and popular tourist sites.
The good news is that many countries are making more locations accessible to wheelchairs. And even more good news: Increasing numbers of devices and services are appearing on the market for the...
Katrina highlights need for disability disaster planning
When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region in late August, she blew destruction equally upon all in her path. Yet those with disabilities endured additional challenges and dangers both during and after the storm.
Many people with disabilities faced more difficulty in evacuating, greater inconvenience — and in some cases life-threatening danger — because of the loss of electrical...
With a plan in place, you can get going when the going gets tough
You're sitting at your desk at work and you suddenly detect the smell of smoke, along with sounds of confusion in the hallway. Someone sticks his head through the doorway of your eighth-floor office and tells you the building is on fire. What do you do?