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The wheelchair provides invaluable mobility to those with disabilities, but there are countless places where it can't go. Trails, parks, beaches, woods — without a paved road or structured pathway, the wheelchair can quickly find itself out of its element. The GRIT...

source: Gizmag

With a looming shortage of caregivers in the future to help with the growing population of older Americans — especially in Pennsylvania — the technology industry is stepping up to help both groups. Right now,...

source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It was well past Emma Taylor's bedtime by the time volunteers finished making her new car. The 20-month-old looked by turns confused and happy as she began moving the electronic car in fits starts, as dozens of volunteers watched intently. Although...

source: Corvallis Gazete-Times

Last December, seventh-grader Shubham Banerjee asked his parents how blind people read. A tech professional who works in California's Silicon Valley, dad Neil Banerjee told his son to "Google it." So Shubham did, and with...

source: The Washington Post

When Katherine (Katie) Cagen '14 was applying to Harvard, she made a new friend on campus who happened to be visually impaired. "I saw how much she used technology to be able to access her course materials," says Cagen. "Spending time with Sally made me realize that there's...

source: Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, is conducting a survey of people with disabilities, and their experience...

source: RESNA


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