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.
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.
How COVID-19 impacts people with disabilities
Research shows people with disabilities are at risk for mental health problems.
Ep 80: Fashion
Today’s episode is about fashion with Stephanie Thomas. Stephanie is a Disability Fashion Styling Expert and Founder and CEO of Cur8able, a business dedicated to the art and science of dressing with disabilities.
Universal Design Homes Helping Soldiers with PTSD
The IDEA center recognizes the tremendous challenges faced by individuals who experience PTSD, particularly active duty soldiers. Our collaboration with Clark Realty Capital on the Wounded Warrior Home Project at Fort Belvoir, VA sought to improve the quality of life for these individuals.
Nearly 30 years after the ADA, the nation’s transit agencies report successes and shortfalls
Scott Crawford hasn’t driven a car in 20 years. A retired clinical neuropsychologist, Crawford relocated from Miami to his hometown of Jackson, Miss., in 2006, seven years after developing primary progressive multiple sclerosis. When his illness put him in a wheelchair, the bus became his lifeline, that is, when it didn’t leave him behind, which happened often and sometimes still does.
On racism and sexism in branding, user interface, and tech
Race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender are complex topics. For years, the world has been trying to move past certain stereotypes and transcend prejudice. However, as technology and design advance, they uncover more deep-seated, more unconscious biases dwelling in the human mind.
Everything You Need to Know About Inclusive Design for Social Media
While not all social media platforms have accessible interfaces, there’s nothing stopping social media marketers from creating accessible content and becoming advocates for inclusive social media. After all, you want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy your social presence, right?
Accessible Online Platforms with Cities4All
The digital transformation of the world is happening. During this pandemic, and coming out of it, we are hearing from government partners at all levels from around the world that they are already expecting to be relying more on using technology in the future, which is significant.