Posts Tagged "wheelchair golf carts"

Trump Signs Law Improving Disaster Planning For Those With Disabilities

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Trump Signs Law Improving Disaster Planning For Those With Disabilities

Source: Disability Scoop / by Michelle Diament | June 26, 2019 The federal government will be required to do more to consider the needs of people with disabilities when hurricanes, fires and other disasters strike under a new law signed by President Donald Trump. The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, which was signed by the president this week, calls for the creation of a national advisory committee specifically focused on disaster planning for those with...

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See the performance, not the disability, when Warrior Games come to Tampa

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on See the performance, not the disability, when Warrior Games come to Tampa

Source: Tampa Bay Times TAMPA — You’ll see the blade of a prosthetic leg, rapidly striking the surface in support of a runner. You’ll see wheelchairs colliding into each other in support of parapalegics. You’ll see amputees swim faster than you ever imagined, and people do more with one arm than some can with two. But if you only see the technical tools these athletes use in competition, if you see their disabilities instead of their abilities, you won’t really see the Department of Defense’s Warrior Games when they launch Friday in Tampa...

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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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Daniel Romanchuk, Manuela Schaer win Boston Marathon wheelchair divisions

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Daniel Romanchuk, Manuela Schaer win Boston Marathon wheelchair divisions

Source: Boston.com / By Matt Pepin April 15, 2019 Daniel Romanchuk on Monday became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon wheelchair division since 1993. Romanchuk, who was third last year, finished with a time of 1:21:36. “I knew it was possible, it’s a matter of just everything coming together,’’ Romanchuk said in a televised post-race interview. “Glory to god for the opportunity to race today.’’ To continue reading please click here >>> ....

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Op-Ed: UC Berkeley should create a disability cultural space

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Op-Ed: UC Berkeley should create a disability cultural space

Source: The Daily Californian / April 16, 2019BY ALENA MORALES | SPECIAL TO THE DAILY CAL Wheeling to my very first meeting of the Student Coalition for Disability Rights, I was ecstatic to meet other disabled students and gather in a place I could eventually call home. UC Berkeley’s reputation of being the birthplace of the Disability Rights Movement was not lost on me, and I had anticipated an environment that was universally accessible to my community. I did not expect our meeting to be held in the basement of Evans Hall, in a room that did not have an accessible door with seating that...

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