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News and Articles About Disabilities

How I Grew My Wheelchair Ramp Company Into a Franchise
Franchisors

How I Grew My Wheelchair Ramp Company Into a Franchise

Julian Gordon left the construction industry to start Amramp, a successful franchise aimed to help the elderly and disabled.
Bat-Like Technology Is Giving the 'White Cane' a Much-Deserved Upgrade
Far Out Tech

Bat-Like Technology Is Giving the 'White Cane' a Much-Deserved Upgrade

These ‘smart' canes use high-tech echolocation to help the visually impaired get around even better.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Uber Faces Lawsuit Over Drivers Allegedly Discriminating Against Blind Passengers
Uber

Uber Faces Lawsuit Over Drivers Allegedly Discriminating Against Blind Passengers

The California chapter of the National Federation of the Blind filed a lawsuit against the San-Francisco based ride-hailing app earlier this week.
Catherine Clifford
Stephen Hawking Introduces Intel's Connected Wheelchair
Internet of Things

Stephen Hawking Introduces Intel's Connected Wheelchair

The British physicist who 'made black holes cool' says Intel's new wheelchair, which collects health data from the user, is just one more step toward the technology of the future.
Laura Entis
With an All-Deaf Wait Staff, New Restaurant Asks Guests to Order in Sign Language
Unique Selling Proposition

With an All-Deaf Wait Staff, New Restaurant Asks Guests to Order in Sign Language

At the aptly-named Signs restaurant in Toronto, one restaurateur is piloting a new concept that aims to give hearing diners a glimpse into deaf culture.
Geoff Weiss
When is a Leave of Absence an Appropriate ADA Accommodation?
Legal

When is a Leave of Absence an Appropriate ADA Accommodation?

As part of the law, you may have to let employees take some time off. Here are three questions to ask when making your decision.
Marti Cardi
A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose
Wearable Tech

A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose

The makers of the Lechal interactive haptic footwear hope the product will serve some social good.
Katherine Gray
Hiring Employees With Disabilities
Hiring

Hiring Employees With Disabilities

Hard-working, motivated yet underemployed, workers with disabilities can be an asset to your company. Here is what you need to recruit and retain them.
Gwen Moran
How an Earplug Company Supports Jobs for 200 People with Disabilities
Growth Strategies

How an Earplug Company Supports Jobs for 200 People with Disabilities

How one earplug company supports jobs for 200 people with disabilities.
Gwen Moran