File Discrimination Suit Against Arizona State U re: kindle

July 8, 2009
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National Federation of the Blind and American Council of the Blind File Discrimination Suit Against Arizona State University for asking students to use Kindle. Taking about user design issues. LOL

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D-PAN interpretation of Christina Aguilera’s song, “Beautiful”

May 15, 2009
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Deformed skull of prehistoric child suggests that early humans cared for disabled children

April 1, 2009

Have to go to the site for the picture, but the point is clear: even 500,000 years ago parents and communities took care of children with disabilities. Not shocking, unless you think of social support for people with disabilities now. I bet we’ve gone down hill since then in terms of equity and inclusion. 🙂 […]

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Hands up – Disabled kids show host draws criticism, praise

February 28, 2009
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My friend Katheryn at RyHigh has an interesting blog post, Hands up, where she talks about Disabled kids show host draws criticism, praise – CNN.com. Here’s a snippet from the CNN post A children’s show host who was born with one hand is facing criticism from parents over her disability. The BBC is receiving complaints […]

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Designer Babies are here

February 26, 2009
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Slashdot | Designer Babies “The Fertility Institutes recently stunned the fertility community by being the first company to boldly offer couples the opportunity to screen their embryos not only for diseases and gender, but also for completely benign characteristics such as eye color, hair color, and complexion. The Fertility Institutes proudly claims this is just […]

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Designers challenged to include disabled

November 28, 2008

Don Norman’s cool. I would like to see government support for bringing novel and useful designs to market, though. To often you only see cool things, but no one can afford them. Designers challenged to include disabled – CNN.com The future of design could see the divide between able-bodied and disabled people vanish. Don Norman […]

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In a Novel Theory of Mental Disorders, Parents’ Genes Are in Competition – NYTimes.com

November 11, 2008

My sister, Kelly, just sent me this really interesting article: In a Novel Theory of Mental Disorders, Parents’ Genes Are in Competition – NYTimes.com Two scientists, drawing on their own powers of observation and a creative reading of recent genetic findings, have published a sweeping theory of brain development that would change the way mental […]

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emig research :: View Finder by Propeller Dance

November 7, 2008
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emig research :: View Finder by Propeller Dance Emig Research is doing the set design for a dance performance entitled “View Finder” by Propeller Dance to be staged at Arts Court Theatre in Ottawa on November 13th and 14th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at the Arts Court Box Office: 613-564-7240. This is a […]

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Paralysed man walks again thanks to Robocop-style exoskeleton

August 27, 2008
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Paralysed man walks again thanks to Robocop-style exoskeleton A man who has been paralysed for the past 20 years is able to walk again thanks to a revolutionary electronic exoskeleton. Radi Kaiof, 41, now walks down the street with a dim mechanical hum as the system moves his legs and propels him forwards. ‘I never […]

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St. Lucie teacher has students vote on whether 5-year-old can stay in class

May 25, 2008
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St. Lucie teacher has students vote on whether 5-year-old can stay in class. All I can say is that I wish I ran the zoo! I’m offended, if the report has any basis in reality.

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