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For The Win: The Perils Of A Blind Show Jumper

After losing most of her vision, Wren Blae Zimmermann decided it was the perfect time to pursue her dream of becoming a competitive show jumper.

The Guide Dog’s Last Hike

When his first guide dog, Tennille, retired, blind hiker Trevor Thomas wondered if he'd ever find another like her.

The Man Who Created The World Cup of Blind Cricket

George Abraham wanted to do something for blind kids without the same advantages he'd had. So he handed them a ball.

In Africa, COVID Is Killing Public Health

Experts sound the alarm over COVID-19 increasing tropical diseases deaths in West Africa.

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.

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.

In Germany, How To Teach Empathy For The Disabled

To create a better world for his stepson, who has cerebral palsy, Patrick Dohmen teaches thousands about accessibility through role-playing.

Ask Ada: My Boyfriend Left Me When I Got Cancer!

Plus: my foster child has a disability. How can I bond with them?

The MasterChef Who Cooks With Four Senses, Not Five

Despite her severely impaired vision, Christine Ha's obsession with food has taken her to the highest culinary heights.

Great Balls Of Fire

Born legally blind and with severe hearing loss, Jennifer Castellano's unscratchable itch for making music has carried her far.

This Dog Biscuit Bakery Gives Purposeful Jobs For People With Disabilities

At Beer City Dog Biscuits, founders Leslie Hooker and Suzanne Wilcox are proving that taking pride in your work is for everyone.

In Tandem, The Sighted Bicycling The Blind

In Mexico City, a group of tandem bicyclists gathers every Sunday to give blind and visually-impaired people a tour of the town.