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United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Here’s What’s Happening this Year

United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Here’s What’s Happening this Year

Many of the men, women, and children who live with disabilities face a number of obstacles in life without having to face prejudice, too. Many still wrongly believe that able-bodied people are the “norm,” while those with disabilities are not. Unfortunately, disabled men, women, and children often lack the support or guidance to defend themselves more…


Study: Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy Can Benefit from More Eye Examinations

Study: Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy Can Benefit from More Eye Examinations

Eye and vision disorders are not uncommon in the U.S.: complaints of eye problems constitute 2 to 3 percent of all primary care and emergency visits to the doctor. Regular checkups and timely responses to eye problems are extremely important. Fortunately, in many cases, issues can be promptly corrected with eye exercises, surgery, or prescription more…


5 Stress-Free Holiday Shopping Tips for People with Disabilities

5 Stress-Free Holiday Shopping Tips for People with Disabilities

  The holiday season is approaching, which means one thing for those focused on gift-hunting: sales. Black Friday is now an integral part of Thanksgiving celebrations, and the tradition marks the beginning of many Americans’ holiday shopping activities. And this year is set to be a busy one. 137.4 million Americans, or a little less more…


Self-Driving Cars: Giving Freedom to People with Motor Disabilities

Self-Driving Cars: Giving Freedom to People with Motor Disabilities

Self-driving cars are set to make a revolutionary change to the way we get around. According to some predictions, there will be more than 10 million self-driving cars on the road by 2020. So, what are the drawbacks? The benefits? For one thing, they have enormous potential for improving road safety. Autonomous (or, self-driving) vehicles more…


Google Chrome Helps People with Motor Disabilities with These 5 New Navigation Tools

Google Chrome Helps People with Motor Disabilities with These 5 New Navigation Tools

Motor disabilities – ones like Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, and cerebral palsy – can no doubt make day-to-day activities challenging. Unfortunately, mobility impairment means that many people with these types of disabilities have limited access to technology. Some have more control over their movement, while others may require assistive technology to use a computer. In our more…


5 Free Google Chrome Extensions to Assist Disabled Students with Reading

5 Free Google Chrome Extensions to Assist Disabled Students with Reading

For people who live with visible and invisible disabilities, the world can often seem pitted against them. Take the idea of “accessibility,” for instance: This is a common issue for people with disabilities — both physically and mentally. Navigating everyday life can sometimes feel like a burden, but some areas are trickier than others when more…


‘Speechless’: A Must-See TV Show that Embraces the Highs and Lows of Living with Cerebral Palsy

‘Speechless’: A Must-See TV Show that Embraces the Highs and Lows of Living with Cerebral Palsy

Image Source: ABC/Image Group LA/TCA Summer Press Tour/CC BY-ND 2.0 In the average modern family, there are quite a few ups and downs. The complications of home life, school life, and clashing personalities are familiar to most of us. But in ABC’s new sitcom, “Speechless,” we’re invited to explore the world alongside a particularly interesting more…


Advanced MRI Method Sheds Light on Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis and Treatment

Advanced MRI Method Sheds Light on Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis and Treatment

  Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often used to examine the brain and diagnose cerebral palsy. In fact, for years, conventional MRI has been a standard and important diagnostic tool — but did you know that it isn’t able to detect certain aspects of the brain? A recent study published in BioMed Research International more…


ABC’s New Show ‘Speechless’ Is Even More Important Than You Think — and Here’s Why

ABC’s New Show ‘Speechless’ Is Even More Important Than You Think — and Here’s Why

Image Source: (ABC/Image Group LA/CC by-ND 2.0)   If you’re a fan of heart-warming comedies – especially ones starring Minnie Driver – you might want to tune into ABC later this month. “Speechless” is a brand-new show in which Minnie plays Maya DiMeo, a determined mom looking out for her family of 5 and tackling more…