Assistive technology

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Looping the Olympic Peninsula

I have visited tropical rainforests, including the Amazon, but a temperate rainforest? I couldn’t picture it, much less a temperate rainforest within three hours of a major American city. Yet Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is home … READ MORE

Adapting national parks for wheelchair hiking

The trails through our public lands weren’t designed for wheelchairs, but new wheelchairs are designed for those trails. National Park Service accessibility specialist Quinn Brett wants parks to catch up with wheelchair technology, … READ MORE

People with disabilities drive innovation

Unbeknown to most employers, people with disabilities sparked the creation of many of the technologies we use today. Designers of the Smart City, decision-makers, a smart city is an inclusive and accessible city. Think about the needs … READ MORE

Erin helps her sister with Cerebral palsy

When someone communicates using a computerized voice, it can feel like, well, not their own. This family got the chance to create a more authentic voice for their daughter with cerebral palsy, and it’s pretty incredible. Abilities … READ MORE
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