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The Disabled Filmmaker Turned App Maker Trying To Map The Accessibility Of Every City

Jason DaSilva, who has multiple sclerosis, won't stop until the whole world is accessible to people with disabilities.

How Music Heals

A new partnership between the National Institutes of Health and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts explores the many ways music can heal the body and mind.

The Man With A Digital Memory

After being hit by a car, Thomas Dixon lost the ability to form autobiographical memories. So he created Me.mory, an app to store them for him.
A disabled man giving a thumbs up sign underwater in scuba gear, alongside his diving instructor.

The Big-Hearted Org That Brings Scuba Diving To Everyone

Disability doesn't exist underwater. Founded by Jim Elliott, Diveheart is an Illinois-based organization that wants to make sure everyone can experience what that's like.

This Deaf Medical Student Is Using Microsoft’s HoloLens To Fix A Huge Healthcare Problem

Not enough doctors know American Sign Language to treat deaf patients. That's a problem Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus, who is deaf himself, thinks augmented reality can help solve.

The Computer Scientist Trapped Inside His Own Body

Martin Pistorius was 14 when he became locked inside his own body, powerless to move or speak. But computers helped free him.
Woman wearing a blue beret and a paper air mask holds up a sign reading "Stop Pollution"

How Climate Change Is Hurting Our Health

More heart attacks. Worse asthma attacks. Year round allergies. And tropical diseases everywhere. That's just a taste of what climate change is doing to our health.

Wheelz in the Air

To Aaron Fotheringham, founder of Wheelchair Motorcross, spina bifida isn't a curse. It's an opportunity to blow people's minds.

The Man Trying To Universalize Mental Healthcare

Most people in the developing world have no access to mental healthcare. By training locals to do basic interventions, Dr. Vikram Patel is making a big difference.

He Researched Schizophrenia. Then He Was Diagnosed With It.

Brandon Chuang was just 22 when he began researching schizophrenia at U.C. Berkley. Soon, his studies were more personally relevant than he ever imagined.