Nearly one in four Americans lives with a disability. For some, that means a compromised immune system and greater risk for the coronavirus. Advocates are sounding the alarm that Congress needs to do more to help this population of society’s most vulnerable.
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COVID-19 poses unique challenges for people with disabilities
Americans with disabilities are largely left out of the U.S. coronavirus response despite being uniquely affected by the disease, says Johns Hopkins epidemiologist and ophthalmologist Bonnielin Swenor
6 web accessibility features that benefit more people than you think | Global Accessibility Awareness Day
There are 14 million disabled people in the UK, many who rely on website accessibility. But designing for disability results in designs that benefit everybody.
Who Is “Worthy”? Deaf-Blind People Fear That Doctors Won’t Save Them from the Coronavirus
What none of the people pouring out their problems to Alexander knew is that she is legally deaf and blind—and has her own deep fears about how the new coronavirus threatens the estimated 2.4 million Americans, and millions more across the globe, who, like her, rely on touch to communicate, navigate, and care for themselves.
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.
Discovering Digital Pathways To Disability Culture
Whatever else we may feel about the benefits and drawbacks of social media, it has produced at least one clear positive. Disability Culture is thriving online.
Projects in Chicago and St. Louis Show How Technology Can Support Inclusion
Cities can use innovations to manage infrastructure and improve services, communicate with constituents and make better decisions.
Documentary on a summer camp that inspired disability rights premieres at Sundance
The disability rights movement in Berkeley takes center stage on the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival in the film “Crip Camp,” a documentary that traces the infancy of the movement to a revolutionary summer camp tucked away in upstate New York.
2020 Disability / Accessibility Predictions
Eight important trends that will help you get ahead and be more inclusive with respect to disabilities in 2020.
From Resources / Inclusive Design 19th November 2019 The business case for inclusive design: The Big Hack study findings
Our latest study looks at how much businesses are missing out by not developing accessible websites, apps and products. It is part of our broader research into how inclusive design affects how disabled people choose to spend their money.