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‘Smart’ leg mobility device could provide hands-free, alternative to conventional crutches

Individuals with lower leg injuries could soon be saying goodbye to traditional crutches with the development of a hands-free alternative that is more comfortable and potentially more effective. The device, developed by Purdue University graduates, could provide ergonomic and natural movement and transmit real-time recovery data to physicians. “Six and a half million people ... Read more

Kitten wheelchair using 3D printing

Cassidy, the kitten, was found stumbling around a Canadian forest near starvation. Surviving alone in the forest for 9 weeks, and weighed less than one pound when he was brought into the cat sanctuary Tiny Kittens. The sanctuary believe Cassidy’s mother accidentally chewed off his legs when trying to chew through the umbilical chord. ... Read more

Compelling Case Study on Peanut Allergies

The first published data from the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study offers proof that early introduction of peanuts may offer protection from the development of peanut allergies. The study was led by Professor Gideon Lack at King’s College London. “We believe the results from this trial are so compelling, and the problem of ... Read more

Wine: A Toast to Your Health

Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage. While the news about red wine might sound great if you ... Read more

LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS OFFERS ADVICE TO TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES (LAX – RELAX)

Air travel can be taxing in the best of times. To help ease some of the stress, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Disabilities Office has prepared tips to help make travel a little easier: Notify the airline at least three days before your planned trip if you will need assistance once you arrive at ... Read more

New GIFs for Sign Language

  Giphy, the application known for its animated images (GIFs) shared by mobile users, released more than 2,000 American Sign Language words and phrases. Giphy uses videos from the Sign With Robert educational series, adding text descriptions to make the GIFs look like looping flash cards. Giphy users can download and share free of charge. ... Read more

United Nations – Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (9CSP CRPD)

Panel: Tec Talk: Brilliant New Designs in Assistive Technology, Ease of Use & Multi-media (L to R) Lia Martirosyan, Rowee Benbenishty, Paul Albano, Chet Cooper, Sophi Kravitz and Dr. Bryan Wolynski The panel focused on innovations in assistive technology, ease of use and multi-media; Discussions aimed toward increasing inclusivity in community and work environments. ... Read more

Largest Sporting Event in the Western United States of it’s kind, the 7th Annual DisAbility Sports Festival, presented by Molina Healthcare, highlights “Ability over Disability.”

Over 1,000 participants will be engaging in over 25 sports and physical activities, Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino. The free, one-day event provides opportunities for people with disabilities to try a wide range of adaptive sports and activities, and connect with local clubs, leagues & programs in ... Read more

AT&T Recognized for Helping Employees Succeed

The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) recognizes companies who hire and promote the blind and visually impaired. This year they named AT&T “Company of the Year” for culture that gives all employees the opportunity to excel both personally and professionally. DARS administers programs that help Texans with disabilities find jobs through ... Read more

Sprint Increases Accessibility of Mobile Communications for the Hard-of-Hearing

Sprint has announced the availability of Wireless CapTel by Sprint powered by Raketu, for all iOS-powered devices. This new app is said to increase accessibility of mobile communications for individuals with hearing loss. Wireless CapTel by Sprint allows users to read conversations with real-time word-for-word captions on their wireless phones as well as place ... Read more

Art of The Brain

Art of the Brain, a non-profit organization founded by Judi Kaufman is under the auspices of the UCLA Foundation, held its annual fundraising gala to spotlight the talent and strength of brain cancer survivors and raise funds for brain cancer research headed by Dr. Timothy Cloughesy at the UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program.

An Open Letter To Ann Coulter Using The R-Word

The following is an open letter from Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter after her Tweet (“I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.” – 8:19 PM – 22 Oct 12) during the Presidential debate. Dear Ann Coulter, Come on Ms. Coulter, you ... Read more