Posts Tagged 'accessibility'

Fighting for Inclusion: How Transportation and Healthcare Can Improve

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Because we live in a capitalistic society, where marketers are always trying to target the largest common denominator, there will always be “norms.” We will always have groups seen as more “mainstream” and who society is largely built for because corporations know they can make money by centering the largest and/or most powerful group of people.

But luckily, there will also always be people fighting for those who don’t fit those norms, those who still deserve to be able to be able to navigate public spaces, see representations of themselves in the media, and pursue their dreams.

Posted by Jeriann Ireland Jun 27, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Discussing Sports Accessibility During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and it’s a great time to shed some light on some of the shortcomings of the sports community, both in who is welcomed and how participants are treated. Below are some ways to highlight pertinent accessibility issues in your local sports and fitness community.

Posted by Jeriann Ireland May 10, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

#ShowYourMettle on the Road With These Driving Aids

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Today, thousands of Americans are wearing and displaying their prosthetics in a show of pride and solidarity. The Amputee Coalition is encouraging amputees to demonstrate their pride online with the hashtag #ShowYourMettle. To show your “mettle” — the ability to resiliently cope in the face of adversity — you should show your “metal”.

Posted by Devin Morrissey May 08, 2017 Posted in Disability, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Four Essential Accessibility Mods for On-Demand Drivers

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While consumers around the nation have benefited from ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft, people with disabilities have been neglected by such services. In fact, Uber has recently been targeted by multiple lawsuits for failing to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. What can drivers do to better address accessibility concerns?

Posted by Devin Morrissey Mar 24, 2017 Posted in Disability No Comments

Healthy Communities are Inclusive Communities: 2 Activities

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Last week I spent two days with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) for an orientation as part of their new advisory panel. I am excited to serve as a bridge between NCHPAD’s work and the broader healthy out-of-school time movement. You might remember two of our past blog articles that included NCHPAD resources, 3 Steps to Including Kids with a Disability and Tips and Resources for Inclusive Physical Activity.

Healthy afterschool environments should be inclusive afterschool environments, right?

The National AfterSchool Association Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity specifically encourage programs to train staff to “adapt physical activity opportunities to include children and youth at all levels of athletic availability and those with physical, sensory or intellectual disability.”

Posted by Daniel Hatcher Feb 08, 2017 Posted in Disability No Comments

New Technology and Innovation Promises New Treatment for Paralysis

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Being the victim of an accident from a medical condition that may lead to the full paralysis is often a life-changing event. According to a 2009 study, there may be over five million U.S. residents who are living with some form of paralysis. While treatment options for patients who have a loss of sensation or movement are subject to limitations of current technology, recent and future medical innovations, promise a broad range of new treatments that may be just over the horizon.

Posted by Jennifer Livingston Jan 27, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The Purpose of Sport and Play

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What is the true purpose of sport and play? What constitutes the essential core of these activities? How do sport and play serve humanity and societies around the world?  We believe there are five dimensions to the purpose of sport and play – relationships, education, social change, health and joy. In analyzing and studying the purpose of sport, we believe these five dimensions can help us better articulate the power and contributions of sport and play in the world. 
Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 31, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

One Giant Step for Paralympics, One small step backwards for failed leadership

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I am sure we are all familiar with what has been going on with the Russian delegation in what has become an unfortunate situation for athletes that have been banned from the Olympics and Paralympics. It is unfortunate for these particular athletes who have seemed to be involved in a situation that was out of control. Yet, out of this sadness, there will be victory for all Paralympians.

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 26, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

What has been the best part of your summer?

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It is not every day that you get an opportunity to go to Moscow, Russia. I am not sure if people choose Moscow as a vacation spot. However, I, along with 8 other USA representatives, was selected to be part of this historical trip. I eagerly accepted for three reasons: one, I was able to travel to a country that I had never been before. I got to visit a friend from Moscow, who I met in the states about 3 years ago. Last, I was given an opportunity to teach and play wheelchair rugby. After 20 years of playing wheelchair rugby you would think that I would be burned out. Not yet!

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 15, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

6 Superior Service Dogs: Brief History & Health Issues

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In the distant past, service dogs were primarily seen assisting those with sight problems, our police and military personnel, but nowadays you will see them practically everywhere. For more than 43 million people who are disabled in the United States, it’s estimated there are almost 400,000 service dogs assisting this differently abled population.

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Jun 03, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment