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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.

The first made-for-iPhone cochlear implant will help even more people FaceTime and listen to music

The first made-for-iPhone cochlear implant will help even more people FaceTime and listen to music Many people rely on cochlear, or inner ear implants, which directly stimulate the hearing nerve and use an external sound processor to help people hear.That's why it's significant that the company Cochlear just introduced the first made-for-iPhone cochlear implant, which joins the hearing aids that could already be linked to the iPhone.

We love you J.K. Rowling, but this time you're wrong about Trump

We love you J.K. Rowling, but this time you're wrong about Trump K.But the Harry Potter writer is not completely shielded from making mistakes, as exemplified by her most recent Twitter storm.

The Eyes Have it: Microsoft Is Building Eye Control Into Windows 10

The Eyes Have it: Microsoft Is Building Eye Control Into Windows 10 While Windows contains tools meant to help those who are physically disabled, its offerings are largely confined to technology to help the blind or deaf.If you have problems with fine motor control or are paralyzed, you’d be looking at third-party options that bolt on to Windows rather than Windows itself.

One-Handed Joy-Con Mod Makes Nintendo Switch Even More Convenient

One-Handed Joy-Con Mod Makes Nintendo Switch Even More Convenient The Nintendo Switch’s signature modular design allows it to be played in a variety of configurations.You can play with a traditional controller or with two detached Joy-Con controllers or with a single sideways Joy-Con.

This 3D-printed robotic arm could be the most advanced and most realistic yet

This 3D-printed robotic arm could be the most advanced and most realistic yet At just 21 years old, Easton LaChappelle is engineering the next standard of 3D-printed prosthetics.Inspired by a nine-year-old girl named Momo, LaChappelle teamed up with Microsoft to create a realistic robotic arm.

How one nonprofit is empowering people with disabilities in Hurricane Irma's path

How one nonprofit is empowering people with disabilities in Hurricane Irma's path She's working with hundreds of stakeholders to help communities in Irma's projected path prepare for and respond to the storm.Her focus is on ensuring that people with disabilities lead the way in advocating for their needs and that local officials sufficiently address those requirements.

Mum hits out after Instagram deletes photo of child with disability

Mum hits out after Instagram deletes photo of child with disability A mother has criticised Instagram after a photo of her son, who has a physical disability, was deleted after it was reported for breaching the platform's guidelines.Charlie Beswick, from Stoke-on-Trent, UK, posted a photo of her 12-year-old son Harry's face on Instagram on Sunday.