Posts Tagged "handicapped mobility"

Google Unveils New Accessibility Initiatives

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Google Unveils New Accessibility Initiatives

Source: Disability Scoop / by Shaun Heasley | May 9, 2019 Tech giant Google says it is working on multiple projects designed to improve day-to-day life for people with various disabilities. At its annual developer conference this week, the company revealed several accessibility initiatives. Google CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated how a new Live Caption feature on Android phones will transcribe any audio or video — no matter its origin — in real time and allow users who don’t speak to respond by typing. To continue reading please click here...

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Veterans Can Get Increased Disability Compensation

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Veterans Can Get Increased Disability Compensation

Source: military.com / Week of January 28, 2019 Did you know that you can have your VA disability compensation benefitincreased by the Department of Veterans Affairs? Many types of medical conditions get worse over time. If you are getting disability benefits from the VA, you have the right to request that your rating be increased if your medical condition gets worse or causes your health to deteriorate. Before you file for an increase in your disability rating, make sure you know what you can expect from the VA, and be prepared for both the best and worst outcomes you might face...

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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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BBC: Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on BBC: Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Source:  BBC Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone. Many people live with hidden disabilities – conditions which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can often be in short supply. Simon Magnus, Georgia Macqueen Black, Erika North and Natasha Lipman explain what it’s like to have a hidden disability, which some of your friends and family may silently be dealing with. To continue reading please click here...

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New York Has a Great Subway, if You’re Not in a Wheelchair

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on New York Has a Great Subway, if You’re Not in a Wheelchair

Source:  New York Times, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, DISABILITY MARCH 29, 2017 Nearly eight years ago, on a bright summer morning in Manhattan, I was walking through Central Park when an enormous rotted tree branch snapped and fell on my head. What came next was a remarkable turn of events that saved my life. First, a doctor out for a morning jog saw me lying unconscious, and used a pair of jeans he dug out of my backpack to slow the bleeding until an ambulance came. I was treated at the intensive care unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and underwent rehabilitation at Helen Hayes Hospital in...

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