Posts Tagged "wheelchair golf carts"

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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Amazon Invests In Electric Pickup Truck Startup Rivian

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Amazon Invests In Electric Pickup Truck Startup Rivian

Source: Popular Mechanics By Andrew Moseman Feb 15, 2019 There’s just something Bezos likes about a pickup plan. At the same time Amazon is leaving New York City, it’s driving full force into the pickup-truck space. The colossal company is the main player in a new $700 million round of investments in Rivian, the startup pledging to put a fully electric, futuristic-looking pickup truck on the road by 2020. Rivian says it will remain an independent company and didn’t disclose how much of the $700 million Amazon committed. Just a few days ago it sounded like...

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Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good Business

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good Business

Source: New York Times / Ted Kennedy Jr./ December 27, 2018 For years, companies have maintained low expectations about hiring people with disabilities. Most of these companies believed that employees with disabilities could not perform well in the workplace and that actively hiring them would drag company performance and profits down. Thankfully, over time, many employers have come to understand that these perceptions are untrue. And new research strongly suggests that the opposite — that hiring people with disabilities is good for business. A recent study has shown, for the first time,...

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