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Disability

My Brain Is On Fire: What It’s Like To Live With Misophonia

My own mother's voice causes me agony, but she's not the problem. The real problem lives within me.

How Motherhood Forced One Woman To Confront Her Hearing Loss

Sahel Chen managed to cover her measles-induced hearing loss for most of her life. But when she couldn't hear her baby crying, she knew she had to confront her disability head on.

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What I Learned Teaching A Boy With Autism

Teaching a special needs class for a week taught me that the reality of a child with autism has just as much validity as our own.

How A Trench Coat For Dogs Angrily Inspired A Fashion System For The Disabled

A congenital amputee herself, designer Stephanie Thomas was so frustrated by the limited fashion options for the disabled that she launched her own styling firm.

The Stigma Of Fun When You’re Disabled

Why do so many people assume that just because I'm in too much pain to work, I shouldn't be allowed to do anything else?

How ‘There She Goes’ Creator Shaun Pye Adapted Life As A Special Needs Parent To TV

Pye's daughter Joey has a rare undiagnosed chromosomal disorder, which served as a basis for the new BBC dramedy.

Paintings Everyone Can See, From An Artist Who Can’t

When Japanese-Mexican artist Shino Watabe lost her sight, she thought her career was over. But then she realized there were other ways to see.
A male and female hiker helping a disabled man in a custom-built hiking wheelchair traverse a rocky landscape.

By Wheel, By Stick, By Crutch: Making The World’s Wonders Accessible To All

Everyone will eventually be disabled, which is why Wheel The World is making parks and trails around the world accessible to all.

This Hockey Team For Disabled Kids Is The Coolest One Around

When Isaiah Granet was 12, he started a hockey team for kids with developmental disabilities. 6 years later, the San Diego Chill is still going strong.

The Disabled Dog Whisperer Finding Service Dogs For Kids In Need

With Sunny, a German/Belgian shepherd mix by her side, Tabitha Bell is helping kids who can't afford service dogs find a companion.

The Blind Man Pushing Companies Into The Future Of Accessibility

A combination of fungal meningitis and medical mismanagement may have taken Albert Rizzi's eyesight, but they didn’t take his vision for the future--or his gumption.