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‘Cooking in a Wheelchair’ is a joyful, accessible YouTube show full of practical tips

Cheese, joy, and an inordinate amount of garlic are just a few things in abundance in the new YouTube cooking show Cooking in a Wheelchair.  The idea to make an accessible cookery show came during lockdown when disability campaigner Katie Pe... ...

Company makes beautiful RPG miniatures of characters in wheel chairs

As someone who spent years needing the assistance of a wheel chair, seeing these miniatures made me very happy. It's wonderful to think of special needs kids (and adults) being able to see characters they can relate to, whether they choose to roleplay that way or not. I love the attention to detail in the ...

Daybreak Health launches online mental health therapy for teens amid the pandemic’s mental health crisis

Working with a team of ten trained mental health clinicians, the Y Combinator -backed startup Daybreak Health is working with Bay Area high schools to provide mental health support for teens.  Alex Alvarado, Siddarth Cidambi, and Luke Mercado, the three co-founders of Daybreak Health, either worked with startups in the health care industry or consulted on ...

Disabled patients in Iowa state-run home used as “guinea pigs” in ****** arousal experiments, lawsuit charges

A federal civil rights lawsuit filed this week claims that severely intellectually and physically disabled patients at a state-operated home in Iowa were used as “guinea pigs” in ****** arousal research experiments.

A 38-page complaint was filed on Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

In it, former University of Kansas assistant ...

Modified HoloLens helps teach kids with vision impairment to navigate the social world

Growing up with blindness or low vision can be difficult for kids, not just because they can’t read the same books or play the same games as their sighted peers; Vision is also a big part of social interaction and conversation. This Microsoft research project uses augmented reality to help kids with vision impairment “see” ...

Assistive technologies will be a $26 billion dollar market, and investors are only now addressing it

Rohan Silva is obsessed with social mobility and why certain groups are so under-represented in the technology industry. He co-founded Second Home, a coworking space looking to bring together disparate civic-minded, cultural, creative and commercial entrepreneurs at sites in Lisbon, London and (now) Los Angeles, and he has spent years examining how gender, race and class ...

Barbie gets more inclusive with wheelchair and prosthetic limb

02.11.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

The Barbie Fashionistas line offers over 100 looks to reflect a variety of appearances and identities, and the collection is about to get even more inclusive in 2019.  Mattel announced Monday that new dolls will rock a braided hair texture and h... ...