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My Family Finds Creative Solutions for Inaccessible Situations

Disabled people and their loved ones are some of the most creative people on the planet, and I don’t just mean artistically. We have to find creative solutions to everyday problems we encounter as a result of our disabilities. Our world isn’t always accessible, and sometimes sees no need to modify existing structures and mindsets […]
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Accessibility and the Lack Thereof in the Film Industry

Accessibility and the Lack Thereof in the Film Industry   Carolyn Hinds   Being a Black woman means there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t worry that … Continue Reading Accessibility and the Lack Thereof in the Film Industry

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20 Questions for Disability-Inclusive Employers

20 Questions for Disability-Inclusive Employers Aubrie Lee   We deserve better We deserve the best We deserve to get out of bed We deserve to rest We deserve to work … Continue Reading 20 Questions for Disability-Inclusive Employers

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Cure SMA Advocates for Better Wheelchair Storage for Air Travel

In a letter to a U.S. Department of Transportation Advisory Committee, Cure SMA called for better wheelchair handling and storage for people with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who travel by air. The patient advocacy organization shared its perspective on the challenges of airplane travel — from booking tickets to wheelchair-to-seat transfers to exiting the plane — […]
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How Disabled Mutual Aid Is Different Than Abled Mutual Aid

“We were maybe not going to save the world, but we were going to save each other.¹”: How Disabled Mutual Aid Is Different Than Abled Mutual Aid Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha … Continue Reading How Disabled Mutual Aid Is Different Than Abled Mutual Aid

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#AXSChat Podcast with Naz Senoglu​, Executive Director of Blooming Genius and Nancy Doyle founde…

Genius Within CIC is a social enterprise established by Dr Nancy Doyle in 2011 to help neurominorities unlock their talents, whilst acknowledging and celebrating that this diversity forms part of the rich tapestry of human experience. Genius Within is aware that many Neurominority children and their families remain unsupported. For this reason, they created Blooming…

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Dragonflies, Tiny Tables, and Big Feelings: Exploring Sexual Wellness Accessibility

I have a fear of falling. It’s not from the great heights of suspension bridges or tall buildings. No, it’s much more humble than that. I fear I will fall off the tiniest exam room table at the gynecologist’s office. And during my recent women’s wellness visit, this was only one of the discomforts invading […]
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Flipping the Script on Audio Description – A Hip Hop Approach

Take the elements of Hip Hop culture; Rap, DJ’ing, Break Dancing, Graffiti and Knowledge of Self and apply that not only to Audio Description but disability in general, and you have the Rationale method. Finding a way or a reason to bridge the disabled and non-disabled world of theater goers has been one of Nathan […]
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Vacationing With SMA as Your Travel Companion

My family and I have just returned home from a fun-filled, relaxing vacation in Orlando, Florida. We haven’t taken a vacation in over two years, and it was long overdue. Vacations offer opportunities to explore a different part of the world and take a break from normal routines. But sometimes there are things you can’t […]
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The Possibility of Radical Accessibility Is Here, as Told Through Lego and Gaming

“Hey, is that Lego?” my brother asks, a spark of interest in his eyes. He leans over to get a better view of my laptop. (…more) Originally published as The Possibility of Radical Accessibility Is Here, as Told Through Lego and Gaming at SMA News Today

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