From Paris to New York, we’ve matched metro maps against versions that only include fully accessible stations. The results are discouraging – but are any cities doing it right?
They aren’t there for traction, as we thought.
Design centered around people with disabilities can be edgy, transformative, and push the boundaries for innovation in health and technology.
Universal, or accessible, design is a growing trend in the home building and remodeling industries as the baby-boomer population continues to age and people with disabilities wish to live as independently as possible in their homes, while not sacrificing style for functionality.
We forget that walking can be a part of our public transit system too.
The tech giant is tapping into its global army of users to make its Maps app more useful for people with disabilities.
Employees with disabilities drive innovation. Inventive solutions to an impairment lead to advances in science and technology.
Shingo Kunieda, one of the most accomplished men’s wheelchair tennis players in the world, explains his experience of a chair malfunction that occurred at the first wheelchair match at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Kunieda explains the detailed design of tennis wheelchair, along with the importance of care and maintenance of their equipment.
In machine learning, the computer looks at data and creates patterns to help it understand the world. It predicts how things will act in the future, and then make decisions based on those predictions. One of the things holding back improving machine learning systems for people with disabilities and other outliers is the use of proprietary software.
Lego unveiled its first-ever minifigure in a wheelchair, which first appeared at international toy fairs this week. Donning a beanie and hoodie, the male plastic figure is part of the company’s upcoming “Fun in the Park” set.