The uptake and utilization of online digital platforms for capacity building and learning is increasing as they offer many important advantages. This includes the fact they are often peer facilitated, which provides the community-based benefits of avoiding traditional hierarchical/top-down learning models.
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Meet the Autistic Scientists Redefining Autism Research
Growing ranks of researchers on the spectrum are overcoming barriers—from neurotypical bias to sensory sensitivities—to shape autism science.
Project Sidewalk creates big data for pedestrian accessibility
Project Sidewalk, gathers data on inaccessible sidewalks via Google Street View to create new applications around accessibility for local governments and communities.
Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities
Working from home has become the “new normal” for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this clearly has its downsides, one group in particular may benefit a great deal: people with disabilities.
Voices from the spectrum: Autistic people deal with the coronavirus
When the coronavirus hit Southern California, Hector Ramirez tried to hang on to some of the guideposts in his usual routine: Waking up at 6 a.m. each day. Making his bed. Showering. Heading out to walk his service dog in his Chatsworth neighborhood.
How COVID-19 impacts people with disabilities
Research shows people with disabilities are at risk for mental health problems.
Good design should be inclusive and accessible — but what’s the difference?
What does someone who’s hard of hearing, someone with a severe ear infection, and a commuter on a packed subway who forgot their earphones have in common? They would all struggle to interact with audio content in a digital interface. There are two primary ways to approach design that can solve problems such as this: accessible design and inclusive design.
5 tips to make your website more accessible
Today, I’m gonna share a few tips so that you can make your website more accessible and inclusive to all. Basically, these are the low-hanging fruit that can instantly improve your website, giving you a starting point for making your sites more inclusive.
Mindset Matters: Looking Beyond The Pandemic Where Universal Design And The Business Of Empathy Will Shape The Culture Of Work
Professor Bess Williamson in her book Accessible America: A History Of Disability and Design wrote that “Design is a hopeful practice, one that looks to improve the current state of things and connect to functionality with a human, creative, sensitive touch.”
Breaking deaf stereotypes and normalizing sign language through gaming
The deaf experience is modeled in its own language for the first time in Deafverse.