Deaf researchers are advancing the field of science — but barriers still hold many back
In a scrubby patch of forest near Halifax, Saint Mary’s University professor Linda Campbell and her master’s student, Michael Smith, squelch through mud, looking for lichens. The lichens they’re after can be used as natural biological monitors of pollutants from former gold-mining sites, like this one.
Disability Pride Month needs to happen in Canada
July is the month that we should celebrate us and also serve as a reminder that our history and joy deserve more than awareness.
Taking Your Health Care To The Next Level With Telemedicine
Services like HealthLine only offer advice, and often require patients to seek in-person care. Telemedicine is different, directly connecting patients and licensed health care providers online. Telemedicine — also known as eHealth, telehealth, or virtual medicine — aims to cut down on in-person visits, making medical care more efficient for both patients and healthcare providers.
Down Syndrome Photo Series ‘More To Me’ Shatters Myths
A Canadian project shines light on the range of emotions those with the syndrome experience.
What To Know Before You Judge Someone For Using A Disability Accessible Parking Spot
“I saw a police officer standing next to my car…. [He] mentioned someone called the police when they saw me get out of my car with my family.”
Identity-First Vs Person-First Language
Both person-first and identity-first language are used in Australia to refer to people with disability, or disabled people. People with disability often have very strong preferences for either identity-first, or person-first language.
International Guide Dog Day
Guide dogs provide opportunities for social interaction and greater independence for legally blind adults. International Guide Dog Day pays tribute to the dogs who do this impressive work.
People With Disabilities Don’t Need Us To Decide What’s ‘Best’ For Them
Stop telling people what they need. Ask them — and then listen to the answers.
Blind farmer creates route into farming for disabled students
A blind farmer is breaking down employment barriers for young people with disabilities and learning difficulties by giving them work experience on his small farm in Bedfordshire.
Disability as Inspiration: Can Greater Exposure Overcome this Phenomenon?
Inspiration… a term often used when an able-bodied individual witnesses a person with a disability competing, or participating in, a challenging activity despite a physical impairment. “What’s your excuse?” is a phrase that often accompanies what is designed as motivational images depicting these scenarios. Very popular Facebook and other social media image posts with extraordinarily high share numbers often follow this theme: “If they can do it, so can you!”