Disabilities

News and Articles About Disabilities

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

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
Technology

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
Kickstarter

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)
Viral Videos

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
Young Entrepreneurs

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
Samsung Just Gave the Disabled a Way to Click a Mouse With Their Eyes
Disabilities

Samsung Just Gave the Disabled a Way to Click a Mouse With Their Eyes

The second-generation Eyecan+ technology was tested today.
Carly Okyle
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