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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.

The Limits People Place On Us When We’re Disabled

Growing up partially blind in India, I know my visual impairment isn't the problem. It's other people's attitudes towards disability.

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.

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.

5 Cutting-Edge Tech Products That Could Change The Lives Of The Disabled In 2019

From robot gloves that help people with cerebral palsy, to glasses that let disabled people see what's happening hundreds of miles away, these CES tech breakthroughs could change the lives of disabled people everywhere.

The Treasure Hunters: Geocaching When You’re Disabled

Technology and a dose of true grit are helping these modern-day explorers take part in the global treasure hunt called geocaching.

Bird Box When You’re Blind

A better #birdboxchallenge would help sighted people understand the realities of visual impairment better.
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.
A blind woman with occult macular generation standing before Denali.

Regaining Sight Of Her Happiness After Blindness

Losing her vision from occult macular degeneration could easily have placed Ashley J. Smith in a downward spiral. Instead, she chose joy.