Disabilities

News and Articles About Disabilities

5 Things You Need to Know About Web Accessibility
Business Accelerated

5 Things You Need to Know About Web Accessibility

With litigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act on the rise, companies should be adding web accessibility to their list of top priorities for 2016.
Kimberly Reindl
Meet the New 'TEDx' of Social Action
Nonprofits

Meet the New 'TEDx' of Social Action

TOM, which focuses on assistive technology, takes its theme from the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam, meaning 'repair the world.'
Zach Cutler
Tech Startups Are Prodding the Dinosaur That Is the Insurance Industry
Business Accelerated

Tech Startups Are Prodding the Dinosaur That Is the Insurance Industry

With a huge unmet need for insurance in the U.S., it's prime time for tech entrepreneurs to modernize the aging system.
Jennifer Fitzgerald
How One Man Is Helping Businesses Reach More Customers With Cost-Effective, Inclusive Products
Technology Innovation

How One Man Is Helping Businesses Reach More Customers With Cost-Effective, Inclusive Products

Inclusion Solutions creates a line of products to increase accessibility for the disabled population while keeping costs down for businesses.
How Chronic Pain Made Me A Stronger Person
Faith

How Chronic Pain Made Me A Stronger Person

It's hard as hell to live with pain, but it's harder to just sit by and watch your life waste away.
Sandi Krakowski
This Brilliant Braille Smartwatch Lets the Visually Impaired Feel What Time It Is
Business Accelerated

This Brilliant Braille Smartwatch Lets the Visually Impaired Feel What Time It Is

The groundbreaking haptic wearable also delivers texts, turn-by-turn directions and ebook readouts, all by touch alone.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Bionic Eye Shows Promise for People With Age-Related Vision Loss
Business Accelerated

Bionic Eye Shows Promise for People With Age-Related Vision Loss

The Argus II system was successfully implanted in a senior suffering from age-related macular degeneration, which affects 20 to 25 million people globally.
Carly Okyle
Teen With Cerebral Palsy Inspires Nike to Design Zip-Around Sneakers for the Disabled
Data-Driven Marketing

Teen With Cerebral Palsy Inspires Nike to Design Zip-Around Sneakers for the Disabled

What began as a request from a Florida high school student has now become a full-fledged Nike product.
Geoff Weiss
This Program Wants to Help People With Disabilities Become Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship Programs

This Program Wants to Help People With Disabilities Become Entrepreneurs

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago hope to create a training program that can be replicated in other places.
Carly Okyle
5 Amazing Inventions That Are Helping the Visually Impaired
Business Accelerated

5 Amazing Inventions That Are Helping the Visually Impaired

From shoes that tell you which direction to turn to an app that makes your iPad Braille-friendly, here are some of the coolest innovations for the blind and visually impaired.
Carly Okyle
This New App Aims to Be the Yelp for People With Autism
Business Accelerated

This New App Aims to Be the Yelp for People With Autism

With less than a week left in the Kickstarter campaign, 'Autism Village' says its tool can help parents and caregivers of people with autism.
Carly Okyle
What Accommodations Must Be Made for a Pregnant Employee?
Pregnancy

What Accommodations Must Be Made for a Pregnant Employee?

Make sure you protect yourself legally by understanding the recent Supreme Court decision.
Jonathan Segal
Samsung Just Won the Internet With This Heartwarming Ad for the Hearing-Impaired (VIDEO)
Business Accelerated

Samsung Just Won the Internet With This Heartwarming Ad for the Hearing-Impaired (VIDEO)

The emotionally-charged spot has been viewed over 9 million times across YouTube and on an advertising blog called Digital Synopsis.
Geoff Weiss
Teen Crafts Low-Cost Braille Printer Out of Lego Kit, Receives Investment From Intel
Business Accelerated

Teen Crafts Low-Cost Braille Printer Out of Lego Kit, Receives Investment From Intel

Thirteen-year-old Silicon Valley native Shubham Banerjee founded his company by considering a community that is often overlooked: the visually impaired.
Geoff Weiss