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A curated roundup of up-to-date disability related news, information, articles and stories from around the globe
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A great NPR piece on a truly visionary way of making art more accessible to the...

A great NPR piece on a truly visionary way of making art more accessible to the visually impaired.
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School nurse seeks online votes to help Arlington Heights girl win van - Chicago Daily Herald

School nurse seeks online votes to help Arlington Heights girl win van - Chicago Daily Herald | Disability News Update | Scoop.it
As a one-to-one school nurse at Kirk School in Palatine, Christine Walas attends to the complex medical needs of 6-year old Elizabeth Munoz of Arlington Heights.
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"A Bridge To Understanding 2" disability awareness event a success in ... - KMAland

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Wheelchair accessible swing unveiled at Madeira park

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A wheelchair accessible swing was unveiled Friday afternoon that was dedicated to a very special member of the community, 5-year-old Scarlett Landefeld, who suffers from a spinal condition.
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Coca-Cola Braille Cans: Inclusive design or Cheap Advertising Gimmick

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Everywhere I turned last week, that is in the virtual world, I was bombarded from all angles by articles or videos talking about or showcasing Coca-Cola's usage of Braille on their cans and bottles...
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How To Effectively Work with Wheelchair-Bound Clients - Massage Today

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A combination of manual mobility and powered mobility may be a workable compromise for some wheelchair users.
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Fort Worth grappling with needs and costs of accessible playgrounds - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Fort Worth grappling with needs and costs of accessible playgrounds - Fort Worth Star Telegram | Disability News Update | Scoop.it
Fort Worth grappling with needs and costs of accessible playgrounds Fort Worth Star Telegram And though the park is set for a $400,000 makeover from the 2014 bond package, and several other parks including Northside are being updated to meet...
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Amputee cyclist 'not afraid to fail' - Cincinnati.com

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Amputee cyclist 'not afraid to fail'.
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I have a dream: Siranoush's story of living with disability - UNICEF UK (blog)

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In Armenia, children are the poorest among the poor.
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Employment law changes set to help the disabled - KSDK

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Starting Monday, businesses that work with the federal government will have to set goals to employ people with disabilities.
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The Limbless Mountaineer: Quadruple amputee Jamie Andrew in quest to climb ... - Express.co.uk

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CCISD Senior Helps Wheelchair Bound Students Trapped in Bus - KCEN-TV

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All three students were wheelchair bound, and while shaken, they were all strapped securely to the floor, hanging upside down.
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Moorestown Police Provide Tips For Residents With Disabilities - Patch.com

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Police provided these tips this week.
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Open-Source Cyborg Hand is Making Prosthetics More Accessible Than Ever - Gizmodo

Open-Source Cyborg Hand is Making Prosthetics More Accessible Than Ever - Gizmodo | Disability News Update | Scoop.it
A generation ago, getting a prosthetic limb fitted usually amounted to a having a heavy, nearly useless hunk of plastic and metal tacked onto your body. But bionic hands such as this one illustrate just how quickly that’s all changing.
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Small Steps Share ~ Another great shot of Madalyn...Heather writes..New leg tim...

Small Steps Share ~  Another great shot of Madalyn...Heather writes..New leg tim... | Disability News Update | Scoop.it
Small Steps Share ~ Another great shot of Madalyn...Heather writes..New leg time! This is the first time she has picked out her own fabric and she picked Snow White!
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One last mission from South Florida: a visit to Washington memorials for the ... - Miami Herald

One last mission from South Florida: a visit to Washington memorials for the ... - Miami Herald | Disability News Update | Scoop.it
A group of 65 WWII and Korean War veterans from South Florida traveled to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials — many for the first time — that honor their service and sacrifice.
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Liesl wrote--My 8 year old, RBK 4 months post op, was invited to be a special gu...

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Liesl wrote--My 8 year old, RBK 4 months post op, was invited to be a special guest at a 5K. The cities football team helped us push her in her wheelchair most of the way, but she walked that last 500 meters herself and crossed the finish line.
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Accessible Durango? - The Durango Herald

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Tim Walsworth, executive director of the Durango Business Improvement District, is greeted by disability-access protesters.
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The Global Disability Rights Movement: Winning Power, Participation, and Access

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Old Gold & Black The Global Disability Rights Movement: Winning Power, Participation, and Access Huffington Post The disability rights movement has been evolving for a long time, but in the US, it really gained momentum from the civil rights...
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After weeks in wheelchair, Jamie swims charity mile for Sport Relief

After weeks in wheelchair, Jamie swims charity mile for Sport Relief | Disability News Update | Scoop.it
A SCHOOLBOY who spent many weeks confined to a wheelchair due to an unusual growth disorder made a splash by swimming a mile at a Worcester pool for Sport Relief.
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Mum who held on to disabled daughter during traumatic hospital visit is ... - Mirror.co.uk

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A mum who held her frightened, disabled daughter so she would not run away during a hospital visit was reported to social services.
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Disability Awareness Week: Making it virtual and accessible - McGill Reporter

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McGill Reporter Disability Awareness Week: Making it virtual and accessible McGill Reporter “We will be releasing information, tools and resources every day of the week on our website, but is important for the McGill community, on our two campuses,...
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PI Township receives grant to make park more handicap-accessible - Alpena News

PI Township receives grant to make park more handicap-accessible Alpena News "We have no place in Presque Isle Township, or actually in Northeast Michigan, where handicap people have accessibility to (Lake Huron) as far as the nice sandy beach part...
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