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
Domino’s Pizza Inc. won’t be able to evade a lawsuit claiming it doesn’t ensure blind people can order food through its website and mobile app.
The design of spaces for people with visual disabilities is an important issue when it comes to talking about accessibility. Architects who adopt the principles of universal design understand that the needs of a blind client are the same as those of all people.
In the twenty-first century era of inclusivity, museums are working towards making the visitor experience a more positive and unique one, as part of efforts to increase the number of visitors to museums. In these efforts, issues of accessibility are often overlooked.
My life has been enriched by tactile experiences—and pickles—ever since I can remember. From the time I was a totally blind baby, my parents and the other adults in my life encouraged me to explore the world through my four senses.
Imagine a world where flashes of colour, approaching and receding sound, as well as the kind words of a dedicated family member, are the only way you know where to look.
A three-tiered framework for making human-centered design more inclusive of people with disabilities can help organizations improve their own programs.
From smart glasses with an integrated camera for reading, to apps that offer more independence and freedom, what’s some of the best new technology for people who are blind or visually impaired? Brian Charlson, director of technology at the Carroll Center for the Blind, demonstrates how some of these tools work.
Kellogg’s new Rice Krispies initiative aims to break down at least one simple barrier — parents can now share the treat’s love notes with children who are blind or have low vision.
Like the thousands of others riding Metro during a typical afternoon rush hour, she will contend with crowds of people swirling around like bumper cars and try to squeeze her way into a packed train. Unlike most of her fellow commuters, though, Stanley navigates the chaos without being able to see.