“Finding love is hardly an easy feat, and with disability added to the mix, dating can be a real pickle. According to a survey by the dating app QuackQuack among people aged between 21 and 30 and above, 43% of disabled people disclosed that dating has always been in the back seat owing to their condition…”
“The report focuses on the global market for the various types of assistive devices that are on the market to enable disabled and elderly persons to move about, see, hear, speak, dress themselves and perform many other everyday activities as “normally” as possible.”
"Nearly 240 million children worldwide, or one in 10, live with disabilities and experience deprivation in indicators such as health, education and protection, according to a new report released by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday."
Anxiety, dread, humiliation — even potential injury. For many people with disabilities, these are part of the routine of airline travel, from getting to the airport gate to getting on and off the plane (Read More).
To help support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder, Addiction Policy Forum has partnered with HereNOW Help to launch a free smartphone app that supports patients in recovery and promotes pro-social engagement.
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“Healthcare app review company Orcha has found that the majority of healthcare apps do not meet the necessary standards, in part due to insufficient awareness of regulatory requirements. MT explores the challenges around regulating these apps and what can be done to ensure the NHS is only using the safest and most effective healthcare apps.”
"This stock library is a disability-led effort to provide free and inclusive images from our own perspective, with photos and illustrations celebrating disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC)."
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.”