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Microsoft Team Develops Eye-Controlled Wheelchair

Microsoft Team Develops Eye-Controlled Wheelchair

(Microsoft Members of the Ability Hackathon Eye Gaze Team) Microsoft Takes the Challenge In late July, Former New Orleans Saints star Steve Gleason challenged Microsoft to make a way to use his eyes for controlling his wheelchair. Steve is able …
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A Portable Exercise Solution for Wheelchair Users

A Portable Exercise Solution for Wheelchair Users

Exercising is not always an easy or fun task to accomplish. This is especially true for wheelchair users because adaptive exercise equipment can be bulky, expensive and often requires additional assistance from a helper or caregiver to use. Plus, if …
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Disability Air Travel Tips 101

Disability Air Travel Tips 101

Traveling by an airplane instead of your vehicle with handicapped van conversions might seem like a hassle. Don’t let a disability restrict you from traveling to places too far to drive. Here are some tips to make flying to your …
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Fiction Favorites for Children with Disabilities

Fiction Favorites for Children with Disabilities

If you are a parent and your child is feeling down about something, chances are you try everything you can to make them feel better. But, what if the thing they are feeling down about is something you aren’t sure …
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Nordstrom’s Catalogue Features Models with Various Disabilities

Nordstrom’s Catalogue Features Models with Various Disabilities

Nordstrom celebrates diversity by continuing to feature models with disabilities in their 2014 annual anniversary catalogue. Four models with various disabilities have been introduced, while Nordstrom kicks off their largest event of the year. Since 1997, Nordstrom has been using …
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Do You Have a Favorite MDA Telethon Moment?

Do You Have a Favorite MDA Telethon Moment?

There’s one thing that many disability advocate organizations have in common: their mission is to improve the lives of people living with disabilities. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is no exception. One way, in particular, that they’ve been using for nearly …
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Project Space Fights Placard Theft in Baltimore

Project Space Fights Placard Theft in Baltimore

Parking in the city streets of Baltimore can be quite the struggle, as it is in most downtown cities. Project Space has initiated a new policy for Baltimore City in order to free up parking spots and stop handicap placard …
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Exoskeleton Approved by FDA

Exoskeleton Approved by FDA

A few months ago, we shared with you the story of a woman named Amanda Boxtel, her journey to never give up and her dreams to walk again. Her dreams were made possible with the assistance of technology. Now, that …
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Upcoming Event: Annual West Coast Disability Pride Parade

Upcoming Event: Annual West Coast Disability Pride Parade

We talk a lot about adaptive sports being a great way for people with disabilities to get out, stay active, healthy and socialize. But, there are other ways wheelchair users can get out and about in their handicap vans, and …
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World Sport Chicago

World Sport Chicago

World Sport Chicago is a non-profit organization that utilizes sports to promote strength, values, and leadership. They offer sports programs and events for all athletes, including those with physical disabilities, while they strive to promote an overall healthier community. Their …
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