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Eliza Brooks
By Eliza Brooks November 25, 2020

8 Food safety tips when traveling abroad

Nausea, vomiting, fever, stomach pain, loose stools – these are the worst things you can experience when traveling abroad. After all, who would want to spend their days in their hotel room only to be in discomfort the entire time? When I traveled to Cambodia, we entered the border through the country’s outskirts. And out of all...

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By Sienna Fisher November 09, 2020

How can Virtual Reality technology help persons with disabilities? 

"Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths." This is the opening line of the book "The...

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Suzanne Dang
By Suzanne Dang November 03, 2020

My experience navigating through the mental health hospital system

I clearly remember my very first psychiatric hospital admission. I was put on ITO (Involuntary Treatment Order) at...

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Avinash Kothari
By Avinash Kothari October 01, 2020

Innovation in Braille self-learning could empower blind people in India

India’s Braille literacy rates are at an abysmal low of less than one percent. The shortage of trained educators is...

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Colin Hughes
By Colin Hughes August 17, 2020

Electric wheelchair market needs disruption

Stop waiting for the next Permobil or Sunrise Medical Quickie. What the electric-powered wheelchair market needs is...

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Steve Wright
By Steve Wright August 13, 2020

The Americans with Disabilities Act at 30: it’s a major news story

The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30 this year. For people with disabilities, the ADA is their federal...

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By Lisa Intrabartola July 27, 2020

Rutgers couple shares personal connection to disability research

On July 26, 1990, when President George H.W. Bush’s signature was drying on the Americans with Disabilities Act,...

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Aqeel Qureshi
By Aqeel Qureshi July 14, 2020

Pandemic poses unique challenges for people who are Deafblind

In a global scenario where social interaction, even touching between persons should be avoided, deafblind persons interaction faces many challenges. Different international organization and media outlets have brought to attention the dire situation for people with disabilities in lockdown situations, and barriers for continuing...

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Khyati Mehta
By Khyati Mehta June 05, 2020

Creating a better self in the Coronavirus lockdown

Can you imagine an athlete who right now walks 11 minutes per kilometer was at once upon a time not able to even walk for 1 km without pain? I was born without joints inhands and legs. This condition needed me to undergo operations when I was just four months old! The first operation wasn’t a success and one of my legs had to...