Why Getting More People With Disabilities Developing Technology Is Good for Everyone

Why Getting More People With Disabilities Developing Technology Is Good for Everyone

By Kristen Shinohara, Rochester Institute of Technology and Garreth Tigwell, Rochester Institute of Technology Unless you’re blind or know someone who is, you might not know that blind people use the same smartphones as sighted people. In fact, many blind people use touch-screen smartphones every day. The secret is that smartphones have a screen reader,…

Clinical Trials Need a Broader Approach to Improve Osteoarthritis Outcomes

Clinical Trials Need a Broader Approach to Improve Osteoarthritis Outcomes

As the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects more than 32 million adults. The disease is characterized by a gradual breakdown of the cushions between bones, which can lead to joint pain and stiffness in the hands, knees, hips, lower back and neck. Some osteoarthritis improves with physical therapy, but if it doesn’t, the…

Global Disabilities Map Visualizes the Strength and Power of Millions of Athletes Around the World

Global Disabilities Map Visualizes the Strength and Power of Millions of Athletes Around the World

By Sarah Hillyer, University of Tennessee and Carolyn Spellings, University of Tennessee When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, it became illegal to restrict access – to employment, education or federally funded institutions – based on disability. The ADA made it easier for wheelchair users, senior citizens or a disabled…