This post explains how the resource library works. Every day we all are surrounded by stories from news, movies, print, social media to share around the water cooler. Rarely, if ever, do these stories teach, inspire or bind people together to promote disability inclusion such as our collection does.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ted Rummel was devastated with the news of a blood-filled cyst on his spine in 2010 that would eventually burst and lead to his paralyzation from the waist down. Despite the complications, however, the dedicated doctor has managed to find a way to continue working in the operating room through the use of an electric stand-up wheelchair.
For those who aren’t familiar with it, Figma is a tool that allows people to share and collaborate on designs for digital products and experiences. Changes are propagated in real time. Think of it as Google Docs for designers.
An Immature Response? Why organizations are failing to build digitally accessible products and services
by Hassell Inclusion Limited 2023
Every year around December, automated accessibility testing companies publish ‘State of Accessibility’ reports, telling us how accessible or inaccessible the digital world’s websites are.
These are useful. But rarely does anyone look at the ‘Why?’ behind their results… Or look at what needs to happen to help things improve…
This Research Report does just that.
Many companies realize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion. But most focus on gender and ethnicity, paying less attention to people with disabilities.
To survive and thrive with a disability, we need support from people who understand, who’ve been there and who can affirm our lives as equal and worth living. So we asked our Mighty community: If you’re an adult with a disability and have experienced suicidal thoughts, what’s one message you would give to other disabled folks who are struggling?
When you hear names like Walt Disney and Thomas Edison, their creativity and inventions may come to mind. What you may not know about them is that they are some of many people with disabilities who transformed governments, played important roles in Civil Rights movements and women’s suffrage, created groundbreaking inventions and more.
An acquired disability is the result of an accident or illness. It can be the consequence of head trauma, spinal injuries, loss of vision/hearing, and injury to or loss of limbs. While illness and health-related acquired disabilities can cover conditions such as stroke, post-traumatic stress, MS, Motor Neurone Disease and mental ill health, to name a few.
United Spinal Association congratulates our member Ali Ingersoll for being crowned opens in a new windowMs. Wheelchair America. Ingersoll ran on a health insurance advocacy platform.
I was in Grade five when I fell in love with basketball. Michael Jordan fuelled my over-the-top obsession with the sport. Being a kid with a disability didn’t stop me from dreaming of dunking or playing one on one with Michael Jordan. Defying people’s expectations has been one of my missions in life.