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Switzerland is holding the world’s first Cyborg Olympics

Switzerland is holding the world’s first Cyborg Olympics Now there’s the Cybathlon: the world’s first competition for disabled athletes using bionic assistive technology.“Although people are at the centre of our event, technology also plays a relatively large role,” said founder Robert Reiner in an interview.

3D-printed sex organs help blind students learn about sexual health

3D-printed sex organs help blind students learn about sexual health 3D-printing technology is letting blind students experience comprehensive, accessible sex ed for the first time ever.They range from a flaccid penis to a dilated vaginal opening, allowing students to "feel" their way though sexual health lessons.

How six young women invented a life-changing device in less than a day

How six young women invented a life-changing device in less than a day A year later, Team 100% Enthusiasm has been renamed Team Tactile.Right before the hackathon, the young women were sitting in Xia's bedroom, deciding what to build.

Artist curates intimate photos of nightstands to empower people with chronic illnesses

Artist curates intimate photos of nightstands to empower people with chronic illnesses One artist is asking a simple, compelling question to those living with chronic illnesses: What does your nightstand say about you?The series serves as a way for the chronic illness community to connect with each other — and a way to empower them to share their experiences.

People with disabilities destroy stigma on Twitter with #DisabledAndCute

People with disabilities destroy stigma on Twitter with #DisabledAndCute News flash: You can have a disability and be cute — and a new hashtag is putting people who think otherwise on notice.The hashtag #DisabledAndCute is bringing fun yet radical body positivity to people with disabilities on Twitter, encouraging the community to share photos of themselves that make them feel attractive or adorable.

Student artists create gorgeous wearable sculptures for dancers with disabilities

Student artists create gorgeous wearable sculptures for dancers with disabilities A new art series is highlighting the importance of body diversity through a set of striking wearable sculptures, all designed for dancers and performance artists with disabilities.NuVu artists were paired with performers from Heidi Latsky Dance in New York City, tasked with creating wearable designs that shine a light on each dancer's strength and resilience.

New fitness app offers accessible workouts for people of all abilities

New fitness app offers accessible workouts for people of all abilities A new app is making fitness more accessible and inclusive — and it's all for a worthy cause.The video-based app, called CPF Challenge, allows people with a diverse range of motor abilities to participate in specialized workouts.

This man's epic quest for a rainbow bagel makes a crucial point about accessibility

This man's epic quest for a rainbow bagel makes a crucial point about accessibility If you're in New York City, you could get your hands on a coveted rainbow bagel pretty easily.To mark Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month this March, the popular YouTuber, who lives with cerebral palsy, collaborated with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation to release a hilarious and illuminating video on the lack of accessibility in cities.

Lyft partners with the National Federation of the Blind to make rides more accessible

Lyft partners with the National Federation of the Blind to make rides more accessible The ride-hailing company this week joined with the National Federation of the Blind for a partnership that promises to increase awareness of blind passengers' rights, advocate for effective public policies and expand transportation options for blind passengers and those with low vision.The ride-hailing company also promised to work with policymakers about transportation access and educate Lyft drivers about how to offer welcoming and inclusive rides for blind passengers.

This coding startup trains autistic people to take on the tech industry

This coding startup trains autistic people to take on the tech industry And it's all thanks to a new program for autistic people, by autistic people.A new startup called Coding Autism, which launched earlier this month, is developing a school in Los Angeles to teach autistic people coding, web development, and software engineering skills.