Music and dance are such universal parts of the human experience. They are fundamental to who we are. So, why is it that so many people assume the Deaf or hearing impaired community aren’t a part of these vibrant forms of expression?
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Who Is “Worthy”? Deaf-Blind People Fear That Doctors Won’t Save Them from the Coronavirus
Rebecca Alexander volunteered shortly after Governor Andrew Cuomo appealed for mental-health professionals to help counsel first responders traumatized by the covid-19 crisis. A New York psychotherapist, she has taken calls from a young nurse who had trouble sleeping because she was haunted by the sounds of dying patients gasping for breath
8 common questions about accessible UX
Inclusive design is about serving all types of people, and being exceptionally aware of our biases when creating designs. If you’re doing it right, you’re building a product that is usable for people from all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. The truth is inclusive design is just better design.
Pandemic Underscores Difficulties Accessing Transportation for People with Disabilities
Everyone still needs to access essentials, whether it is groceries or medical care. Some people with disabilities have an especially hard time figuring out how to do so safely.
How Fear of Cities Can Blind Us From Solutions to COVID-19
There are three natural enemies of urbanism: crime, terrorism, and pandemics. In the 1970s and 1980s, crime seemed like an existential threat to American cities. In the 2000s, it was terrorism. And today it’s pandemics, as COVID-19 sweeps across the country’s dense urban areas.
What pandemics can teach us about universal design
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.