Stories About

Disability

Where Are The Disabled Facebook Avatars?

Silicon Valley keeps on ignoring disabled bodies, and we're sick of it.

Getting Past Guilt

For years, I felt guilty about all the things I couldn't do as a disabled person. But now, I'm starting to change the way I think.

Trial By Fire

Severely burned as a young child, psychologist, speaker, blogger, and author Lise Deguire, uses her suffering to connect with others in pain.

How Big Tech Gets Disability Wrong

Why do so many tech companies try and fail to make an accessibility impact? According to Ashley Shew, it's because they're not actually trying to understand the disabled experience to begin with.

Women With Disabilities Deserve Great Underwear Too

Inspired by her mother's battle with fibromyalgia, Emma Butler started Intimately, a marketplace for accessible underwear.

My Mother, My Eyes

When my mother died of cancer, I lost more than a parent. I lost my greatest advocate as a disabled person.

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.