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Billions of Smartphone Users and I Wasn't One of Them
Smart Devices

Billions of Smartphone Users and I Wasn't One of Them

Quadriplegic entrepreneur spearheads efforts to develop smartphone and other devices for people with physical limitations.
Giora Livne
The Unusual Way This Startup Found Funding
Venture Capital

The Unusual Way This Startup Found Funding

The Initial connection may not happen in an office. This startup went looking for backers on their own turf.
Polish Group Seeks to Help the Blind With Free Smart Glasses
Smart Devices

Polish Group Seeks to Help the Blind With Free Smart Glasses

Parsee has developed a prototype of the battery-powered glasses which have a 3-D printed frame, internet protocol camera and earphone.
How This Franchisee Is Giving Hope -- and Jobs -- to the Disabled Community
Franchisees

How This Franchisee Is Giving Hope -- and Jobs -- to the Disabled Community

Disabled people make great employees. That's why this Tim Hortons owner keeps hiring them.
Facebook and Twitter Improving Accessibility for the Visually Impaired Is Noble, But Both May Have Another Motive
Social Media

Facebook and Twitter Improving Accessibility for the Visually Impaired Is Noble, But Both May Have Another Motive

Both social network giants have introduced tools that allow users to hear details about photos.
Nina Zipkin
'Dancing Barista' Demonstrates the Rewards of Heart-Centered Leadership
Leadership

'Dancing Barista' Demonstrates the Rewards of Heart-Centered Leadership

The manager of a Toronto Starbucks hired an autistic teen and helped him succeed. They are now the two most famous Starbucks employees in the world.
Susan Steinbrecher
5 Ways to Make Your Company's Hiring Process More Fair
Hiring

5 Ways to Make Your Company's Hiring Process More Fair

Allegations from a special needs applicant in Pennsylvania illustrate ongoing concerns about job discrimination.
Heather R. Huhman
5 Things You Need to Know About Web Accessibility
Legal Issues

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
Insurance

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