Archive for category: Disability

Accessibility Still Matters In The Apocalypse

During a global pandemic like COVID-19, accessibility matters more than ever. So why is society trampling on the rights of chronically ill and disabled people?

From Feeling Stupid To Feeling Included

As a blind person, the acceptance shown to me in my yoga class reminds me that everything can be accessible to the disabled, if people let it be.

The Dyslexic Ophthalmologist Who Paints Alien Worlds

Stephanie Skolik's severe dyslexia couldn't stop her from a life of helping the visually impaired... or a second-life as a remarkable artist.

Designing A Wheelchair For Adventure

After a stroke left him partially paralyzed, lifelong outdoorsman Geoff Babb set out to design a wheelchair that could truly take him anywhere.

Conversation With A Blind Biohacker

Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, Victor Mifsud refused to accept his doctor's opinion that his eyesight would never approve, embarking instead on an adventure in neuroplasticity.

How The Woman ‘Too Ugly’ To Be Online Used Selfies To Prove A Point About Disability

While a troll army hurled abuse at her, Melissa Blake posted selfie after selfie to show the world that true ugliness is being ashamed of who you are.

If You Want To Survive COVID-19 Lockdown, Learn From The Disabled

Frustrated by endless weeks of self-quarantine due to coronavirus? Welcome to the world of chronic illness and disability. And after all this is over, remember us.

Lessons From A Roller Derby Fall

An accident left me with chronic pain, and a better understanding of how to forgive myself.

Why Chronically Ill And Disabled People Are Furious About Coronavirus

As a person with an autoimmune disorder, you know what makes me angriest about COVID-19? The fact that the same accommodations society is making to contain the pandemic are the ones it refused to make for me all along.

Ask Ada: My Partner Doesn’t Want Kids Because Of Our Disabilities

Plus: when do you have to disclose your disability at work?

Never Needed An Extra Hand

Growing up as a congenital amputee, doctors tried to get me to love my prosthetic. But ultimately, I was more comfortable the way I was born.