Posts Tagged 'accessibility'

How College Campuses are Becoming Increasingly Accessible

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With classes in full swing on college campuses around the country, students are finding themselves amidst a lot of change: rigid class structures, tuition and textbooks costs, new roommates, and so on.

Posted by Chris Miller Sep 11, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

So, what is in a name?

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Over the last few days the issues of derogative names and language have been part of an interesting discussion in our sport world. As a matter of fact it has been going on over the past few months if you include a certain west coast owner of a basketball team and an apologetic horse owner. Today, we are dealing with another professional sport team that is dealing with a similar issue.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 19, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Journey & Destination

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I take exception to the quote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” My suggested change is: life is a journey AND a destination. While I agree that we never completely arrive, it also seems that along the journey, we do seek out and hopefully enjoy destinations.

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Jun 12, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The benefit of Smartphones

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As there are billions of smart-devices utilizing touch screens within the world today, Individuals with disabilities could be deprived from enjoying the convenience of such technology. For some, the mere ability to touch and swipe the display may be a daunting task at best. Thanks to Obed Ben Dov whom graduated from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, those challenges may be overcome due to his vision of Sesame Enable technology. Those unable to utilize smartphones and tablets because of physical constraints may soon be able to enjoy those products.

Posted by Ken Myers May 28, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Many Benefits of Service Dogs

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As the old saying goes, dogs are a man’s best friend. They provide companionship and loyalty like no other animal and have been proven to enhance both physical and mental wellbeing. However, aside from being an important member of the family, dogs also play a significant role in the lives of people with disabilities.

Posted by Emily Buchanan May 21, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

A Day In My Life

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Somehow the soft knock at my bedroom door wakes me up quicker than the melodic tone of my 8 a.m. phone alarm.

Elijah, who woke up in the bedroom next to mine two minutes prior to knocking, steps through the door.

He grabs me a pair of sweatpants and a t­-shirt, helps me sit up in my chair, and puts my glasses on. He’s been with me for five years. The morning routine comes as natural as waking up.

Posted by Kerry May 06, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

A Picture-Perfect Opportunity for People with Disabilities

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Believe it or not, people with disabilities can now profit from active living, thanks to a brilliant new Web site. All you need is a camera, a friend with some photography skills, and a computer!

PhotoAbility.net is an online, “disability inclusive” stock image provider focused on lifestyle photos of people with disabilities. The goal of the site, launched by Deborah Davis, who sustained a spinal cord injury at the age of 18 and has since used a wheelchair, is to give advertisers the opportunity to help consumers adapt to differences and diminish their discomfort with those whom they see as different. 

Posted by Susan Hawkins May 06, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Obesity and Disability Infographic:

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We have developed an Obesity and Disability infographic*. The Obesity and disability infographic can be used to educate readers about the prevalence of obesity for individuals with disabilities, the consequences, costs, and ways to prevent or treat obesity. Our lists of consequences and ways to prevent obesity are in no way exhaustive. At the bottom are a few resources readers can access for information on physical activity and nutrition. Also, references where the data came from are listed.

Posted by Kerri Vanderbom May 06, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

#39 Roy Campanella

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Hello sports fans! Today is that wonderful time of the year when baseball is in full swing. On Tuesday April 15, we celebrated the incredible life of #42 Jackie Robinson, who was the first man to break baseball’s color barrier. As we celebrated this day, let’s also not forget to remember a man who was the first athlete to face the barriers of being an athlete with a physical disability. I am talking about #39, Roy Campanella.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 15, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Is It Time for Me to Use an Accessible Van?

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For people whose disability requires using a wheelchair, it’s all about staying active and living life to the fullest. If it’s not, it should be. When your activities, dreams, and ambition are held back by a lack of suitable transportation, it might be time to think about getting a van equipped for accessibility.

Posted by Susan Hawkins Feb 18, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment