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BBC: The people embracing their disabilities for Halloween

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on BBC: The people embracing their disabilities for Halloween

Source:  BBC / October 30, 2018 For some with physical disabilities Halloween has become an opportunity to embrace their bodies and celebrate difference. A number of people are sharing photographs of their creative costumes which highlight and incorporate their disability. April, from Chicago, US, shared a photo of herself dressed up with the caption “Halloween is Christmas for us amputees”, an image that has been up-voted more than 115,000 times on Reddit. April told the BBC that she wanted to “share some portion of my experience” to help others with disabilities see...

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There is a record number of disabled entrepreneurs in the UK. This isn’t progress – it’s out of necessity

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on There is a record number of disabled entrepreneurs in the UK. This isn’t progress – it’s out of necessity

Source:  Independent / James Moore @JimMooreJourno / Thursday 18 October 2018 13:14 Necessity is the mother of invention, so the saying goes. Perhaps that’s the reason the Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs clocked up a record number of entries this year. At this point you’re probably wondering what on earth I’m going on about, so I’d best explain. The scheme is a joint project between the foundation run by EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity. To continue reading please click here...

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Fox News: Innovation for People with Disabilities

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Fox News: Innovation for People with Disabilities

Source:  Fox News Jan. 05, 2017 – 4:48 – How one non-profit is galvanizing a global movement of innovators to create affordable solutions for people with disabilities around the globe To view video please click here >>>>

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It’s Time for a National Museum of Disability

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on It’s Time for a National Museum of Disability

Source:  New York Times/September 05, 2018 By Elianna Gerut, Sarah Levin, Daniel Rabinovitz, Gabe Rosen and Ben Schwartz The authors are 12th graders at Gann Academy in Waltham, Mass. WALTHAM, Mass. — Like most high school students, we have spent years studying American history — from the cultures of the Native Americans to the Revolutionary War, right up to the 21st century. Yet when we look closely at the story of who we are as a nation, we find little, if anything, about the history of people with disabilities. This is not surprising. The extent of what most Americans know about...

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2019 Ford F-150 Raptor getting new high tech tricks

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor getting new high tech tricks

Source: By Gary Gastelu | Fox News The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is getting some new technology aimed at proving you don’t have to crawl before you can fly because you can do both in it anytime you want. The high-performance off-road pickup will come with an updated set of Fox Racing internal bypass shocks fitted with a computer-controlled solenoid it calls a Live Valve that constantly adjusts their overall stiffness to get the most out of the nine stages of passive damping they already have. To continue reading please click here...

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Handicap Parking Abuse: Why those living with disabilities are fed up

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Handicap Parking Abuse: Why those living with disabilities are fed up

Source:  https://www.wwltv.com / May 16, 2018 LOCKPORT, La. — Danielle Gaubert and Andrea Gouaux grew up together in Lockport, La. As kids, they played softball together and splashed through the water in Grand Isle. As adults, they share tragedy. Gaubert was severely injured in a car accident 27 years ago. The crash killed her boyfriend and left Gaubert paralyzed from the chest down. “My hands are affected. You can see how they’re … ugly,” Danielle Gaubert said. “And I can’t move my legs. I can’t stand up or anything.” Andrea...

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