|Looks like at least one bus driver in London needs more education on disability|
A disabled woman in London was left at the bus stop after the bus driver appeared to be too impatient to help her.
Melody Powell was waiting to catch the bus with a friend. The bus arrived and the ... More >>
|Creating a voice bank for when you're no longer able to speak|
Jason Liversidge was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2013.
Eventually he will lose the ability to speak. But before this happens he wanted to make sure his children would remember the sound ... More >>
|Making the beach more accessible|
I haven't been to the beach in a long time, probably getting close to a decade. This isn't because I haven't had had the opportunity. It's because walking on the soft, uneven, and shifting ... More >>
|Helping people to walk again using robotics|
Over the past 5 years we've made good progress in the creation of powered exoskeletons.
Science fiction depicts exoskeletons as giving the user super human strength, speed, and endurance. The ... More >>
|The first boy diagnosed as autistic|
Donald Grey Triplett born in 1933 was the first person to be diagnosed as autistic.
His parents knew he was different from other children. He didn't communicate the same way, nor did he have ... More >>
|About inspiration and admiration|
Let's talk about the matter of inspiration and admiration of disabled people from the perspective of my experiences.
A situation more common for me during the warmer months when my AFOs are more ... More >>
|Communicating with only yes or no|
A stroke is a debilitating event, and the effects of a stroke can stay with a person for the rest of their life.
In 2013 Graham Pawley had a severe stroke that left him with limited movement in his ... More >>
|My disability is common but most people have never heard of it|
I have Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT). Now I imagine most of you just thought,
What's that? or
I've never heard of it?
I'll start with what throws people off when they ... More >>
|Wheelmap - Worldwide Information on wheelchair accessible locations|
Do you worry when you leave the house that where you're going won't be accessible?
Wheelmap is a free online map that stores information on wheelchair accessibility, worldwide. It was created ... More >>
|International Day of People with Disability|
Today is the International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD). Their are lots of events planned with the purpose of recognising the progress made in breaking down barriers and creating a more inclusive ... More >>
|Ultrasonic canes give the blind more information about their surroundings|
Ultrasonic canes have been around for years, so many of you may be aware of what they are and what they allow people to do. For those of you who are unaware, like I was before I wrote this article, read ... More >>
|Disabled or Differently Abled|
Disability is a subject that makes some people uncomfortable and that's why different words are sometimes used to describe it. Some people prefer differently abled because it's used to talk about ... More >>