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How Virtual Reality is Shaping Tomorrow and Helping the Disabled

Virtual reality (VR) is on the rise in the medical field. In an article posted to the Stanford University School of Medicine’s website this past July, Stanford University neurosurgeons discussed how they are using a virtual reality (VR) system to accurately plan surgeries and educate future doctors. The article quotes Dr. Anand Veeravagu, the head…
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A Home and Business Owners Guide to Coverage Under the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is not as far reaching as many people thought. For example, the ADA does not govern access to private properties, such as single-family homes constructed or operated without federal, state, or local funds. Nevertheless, the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) still requires reasonable accommodations. It’s the resident’s responsibility to…
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How to Make Your Living Space Accessible

Making a House a Home Despite the increasing awareness of universal design in both residential and commercial architecture, there are many who, after facing a disabling accident, return home to find it inaccessible. All too often bedrooms are impossible to access, bathrooms are no longer usable, and kitchens are difficult to cook and eat in….
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Accessibility Coverage: A Home Renter’s Guide

Renter’s guide: disabled renters’ rights under the FHAA? Since 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has led the government and the public sector to develop sensible non-discrimination policies in support of those living with disabilities. As a result, schools, public transportation, and the employment landscape in the U.S. have benefited. However, the ADA’s influence…
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An Invitation to the World’s 5 Largest Parties: Next Up, Access Burning Man!

Festivals, celebrations, and parades are more than simple parties; they often have significant historic and cultural roots, which maintain our connection to important triumphs and traditions. Incidentally, it is this connection that serves to foster a burgeoning global heritage. Thus, each festival brings together millions of people annually to celebrate an increasingly diverse and inclusive…
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An Invitation to the World’s 5 Largest Parties: Next Up, Access Carnival!

Festivals, celebrations, and parades are more than simple parties; they often have significant historic and cultural roots, which maintain our connection to important triumphs and traditions. Incidentally, it is this connection that serves to grow a burgeoning global heritage. Thus, each festival brings together millions of people annually to celebrate an increasingly diverse and inclusive…
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An Invitation to the World’s 5 Largest Parties: Next Up, Access Paddy’s Day!

Festivals, celebrations, and parades are more than simple parties; they often have significant historic and cultural roots, which maintain our connection to important triumphs and traditions. Incidentally, it is this connection that serves to grow a burgeoning global heritage. Thus, each festival brings together millions of people annually to celebrate an increasingly diverse and inclusive…
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An Invitation to the World’s 5 Largest Parties: Next Up, Access Oktoberfest!

Festivals, celebrations, and parades are more than simple parties; they often have significant historic and cultural roots, which maintain our connection to important triumphs and traditions. Incidentally, it is this connection that serves to grow a burgeoning global heritage. Thus, each festival brings together millions of people annually to celebrate an increasingly diverse and inclusive…
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An Invitation to the World’s 5 Largest Parties: First Stop, Access Mardi Gras!

Festivals, celebrations, and parades are more than simple parties; they often have significant historical and cultural roots. These roots tap into cultural traditions and serve as a pathway to a global heritage. Accordingly, each celebration recognizes a growing and inclusive community, attracting millions of people annually. In turn, such diverse groups of people attest to…
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10 People with Disabilities who Have Changed the World Forever

In 1975, Bob Hall made history in his wheelchair after crossing the Boston Marathon’s finish line in 2 hours, 58 minutes. Hall’s achievement marks the official founding of the Boston Marathon’s Push-Rim divisions, and the first wheelchair division included in such a race. In recognition of Hall’s pioneering spirit, we’re celebrating 10 individuals with disabilities…
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