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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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Team Hoyt New England's fastest members hope for Boston Marathon run - Worcester Telegram

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Team Hoyt New England's fastest members hope for Boston Marathon run
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Team "In the Nick of Time," currently the fastest members of Team Hoyt New England, came together at a time when Mr.
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All-seeing eye: the throwable camera that could save victims' lives

All-seeing eye: the throwable camera that could save victims' lives | Disability News Update | Scoop.it
The Bounce Imaging Explorer is a small black probe that can be thrown or dropped into dangerous environments (#InstantFollowBack Bouncing camera ball could save lives http://t.co/ZkYRkTg17j #TFB ...

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Richard Platt's curator insight, December 11, 2013 12:59 AM

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): Surprisingly CNN has a decent list of cool technologies that are in awesome applications, well some of them, have a look, entertaining at the very least

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Pushing myself fit! Paraplegic woman reveals how she lost 275lbs by switching her electric wheelchair for a manual

Pushing myself fit! Paraplegic woman reveals how she lost 275lbs by switching her electric wheelchair for a manual | Disability News Update | Scoop.it
Mia Vayner, 54, from Queens, New York, said after being left immobile in her forties her 6ft 3in frame came to tip the scales at around 540lbs.
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Horses with a Mission provides therapeutic riding lessons for disabled - Orlando Sentinel

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Horses with a Mission provides therapeutic riding lessons for disabled
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Since 2011, Horses With A Mission has been providing therapeutic riding lessons for disabled children and adults.
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Marathon amputee reinvents her life

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BOSTON and#8212; In late May, Mery Daniel went back to Boylston Street.
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Experts now seeing advances on treatment of preventable blindness - Irish Times

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Experts now seeing advances on treatment of preventable blindness Irish Times Preventable blindness is the new buzz term among eye doctors, many of whom will gather in Dublin later this month (October 25th and 26th) to discuss the latest treatments...
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Amputee to walk from Atlanta to Birmingham in November - MyFoxAL

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Amputee to walk from Atlanta to Birmingham in November
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An amputee, originally from Cumming, will walk from Atlanta to Birmingham to raise funds to help others who are missing limbs. Mark Sweatman, will lead the 120-mile walk from Nov.
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Wheelchair lacrosse gains steam - Military Times (blog)

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Wheelchair lacrosse gains steam
Military Times (blog)
The game is wheelchair lacrosse, and for these military laxbros — some novice, some experienced — the fast pace and demanding workout is just what the doctor ordered.
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Psychological trauma after abortion for fetal disability – parents need to ... - National Right to Life News

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Double amputee tackles 'hell race' - Belfast Telegraph

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Double amputee tackles 'hell race'
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Lance Bombardier James Simpson, 27, is set to be the first double amputee to take part in a Spartan Race event.
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Developing the first deafblind curriculum in Kenya - The Guardian

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Developing the first deafblind curriculum in Kenya
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Deafblindness is a minority disability and in Kenya, only 10 specialist facilities exist. ...
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Amputee in 'obstacle race from hell' - British Forces News

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Amputee in 'obstacle race from hell' British Forces News It has been dubbed 'the obstacle race from hell' - a sprint through the forest and hills with more than 25 obstacles including 15 foot rope climbs, slippery 7 foot ramps, sandbag carries and...
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Summiting Mount Washington in a wheelchair: we did it! | GRIT Blog

Summiting Mount Washington in a wheelchair: we did it! | GRIT Blog | Disability News Update | Scoop.it
Last week we posted about Jeff's Sunrise Ascent on Mount Washington, and the results are in! On Sunday, Jeff climbed to the summit in an incredible 4 hours 30 minutes, propelling his LFC up eight miles of road to the highest ...
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Volunteers Needed at Aging and Disability Resource Center - WSAW

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Volunteers Needed at Aging and Disability Resource Center
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The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin is in need of volunteers.
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HIMS Instrumental in Launch of United Nations Accessibility Centre in New York City

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HIMS assistive technology equips new UN Accessibility Centre. UN staff and official visitors are now able to borrow state-of-the-art technologies for inclusion in meetings and events.
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Wheelchair users have rights to the roadways

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It may seem like a nuisance to some, but for those confined to a wheelchair getting around on the city streets is a must.
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Chennai to soon get disabled-friendly toilets - Deccan Chronicle

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Chennai to soon get disabled-friendly toilets
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Chennai: The city is expected to get more disabled-friendly soon as Chennai corporation proposes to construct 348 public toilets in a disabled-friendly manner.
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Individuals with Disabilities Test for Website Accessibility, Usability and Functionality

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WeCo, a business that hires individuals with disabilities to test for website accessibility (Certified Test Consultants), announced today it is introducing the new "Access Check-In" website accessibility testing service.
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Marathon amputee reinvents life - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

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Marathon amputee reinvents life
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“I'm hoping you'll be back for prosthetic training in three to four weeks,” said Spaulding physiatrist David Crandell, who'd treated 15 marathon amputees.
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Let your mind be 'handicap-accessible' - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

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Let your mind be 'handicap-accessible'
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
But one innovative teacher, realizing Berkson couldn't raise his hand to be called on, devised a light that would illuminate when Berkson pushed a button.
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3 Lessons From the Uproar Over Disney's Disability Access Policy - Care2.com

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3 Lessons From the Uproar Over Disney's Disability Access Policy
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After reports about repeated abuses of its disability access policy at its U.S.
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Students Get a Glimpse of Life in a Wheelchair - Patch.com

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Students Get a Glimpse of Life in a Wheelchair Patch.com Last week, Montevideo Elementary's physical education classes were a little different from norm: rather than ball being played on the courts, wheelchair obstacle courses became the main...
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Why I'm Supporting Riding for the Disabled - Huffington Post UK

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Why I'm Supporting Riding for the Disabled Huffington Post UK When Clare heard how the young people at the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) in Carlisle had been left devastated by the death of their only large horse, she was determined to...
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Splintered dreams - a quadriplegic tells his story - The Age

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Splintered dreams - a quadriplegic tells his story
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Afterwards, I was pinned in a wheelchair I drove with my chin. Everything I did, from answering phones ...
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