ArtWorks Together is an international competition, offering adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents to the entire world to gain the recognition they deserve. Submissions are accepted from anywhere in the world and are completely free.
Using physical therapy combined with a noninvasive method of stimulating nerve cells in the spinal cord, University of Washington researchers helped six Seattle area participants regain some hand and arm mobility.
“NBCUniversal announced Friday that it will commit to auditioning actors with disabilities for each new studio production going forward, in an effort to increase and improve disability representation on screen.”
“According to an interesting new research study, Amazon’s Alexa is taking assistive technology to a whole new level by boosting disabled people’s emotional well-being and staving off loneliness, in addition to helping them accomplish important daily tasks.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights is issuing a request for information on disability discrimination in the health care and child welfare systems. Via Disability Scoop.
Google's Assistant is making it possible for users to launch apps with their voice as well as search inside apps or perform specific tasks — like ordering food, playing music, posting to social media, hailing a ride and more.
Vhista allows users to explore their environment. According to the engineer, Juan David Cruz, Vhista “Use[s] the iPhone’s camera, pointing anywhere, and the app will tell you, with about 80 percent certainty, what objects are in front of you. It also uses augmented reality to tell you how far away they are.”