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Student Invents Assistive Tech For Those With Disabilities Like Hers

Largely paralyzed, Kavita Krishnaswamy needs round-the-clock care and rarely leaves home, but that's not stopping her from designing robotic devices that help those with severe disabilities.

September 19, 2017
Google headquarters

Google Wants Help Tagging Accessible Places

Google is looking to the public in an effort to make navigating the world easier for people with disabilities.

September 18, 2017

Netflix Renews Series About Teen With ASD

Netflix is ordering up more episodes of a series about the experiences of a teen with autism and his family.

September 15, 2017

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"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Takes Home Emmys

A documentary series chronicling the lives of seven young adults with Down syndrome is the winner of multiple Emmy Awards.

September 12, 2017
Dr. Tyler Sexton checks on an infant

‘The Good Doctor’ Gets Boost From Real MD With Disability

ABC is turning to a pediatrician with cerebral palsy and others who have achieved success despite long odds to help promote their new television drama about a surgeon on the spectrum.

September 11, 2017

Accomable Aims To Be Accessible Version Of Airbnb

Much like Airbnb, Accomable allows people to offer up their homes to travelers, but all of its listings are fully vetted for various accessibility needs.

September 8, 2017

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For rent sign

Rental Market Unkind To Those With Developmental Disabilities

As people with developmental disabilities increasingly live in community-based settings, a first-of-its-kind report is finding that they face a multitude of barriers in obtaining housing.

September 7, 2017

How A Mom Helped Her Son With Autism Fit In At High School

Nervous about how other students would receive her son with autism, one mom took to Facebook and found a heartening response.

September 6, 2017

Model With Down Syndrome Expands Fashion Line

A model with Down syndrome will mark her return to New York Fashion Week with a new apparel collection.

September 5, 2017

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Woman with special needs shops virtually

Shoppers With Disabilities May Soon ‘Beam’ Into Stores

Clothing retailer American Eagle is testing out new technology designed to allow those with disabilities to shop by "beaming" into participating locations.

September 5, 2017

App Bridges Gap Between Police, Those With Special Needs

A new smartphone app is alerting police officers with information about people with "invisible disabilities" in the hopes of better managing crisis situations.

September 1, 2017
Hurricane Harvey

Harvey Brings Unique Challenges For Those With Disabilities

The upending of normalcy in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is particularly hard on those with special needs, and disability advocates and families are working to help them cope.

August 30, 2017

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