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Ask Ada: When Is It Okay To Help A Disabled Person?

Welcome to Ask Ada, Folks’ bi-weekly advice column for people impacted by health issues or disability. Want Ada to help you with a problem? Email Ada at askada@pillpack.com or tag @folksstories on Twitter with the #askada hashtag. What’s The Best Way To Offer My Help To Disabled People? Dear Ada, I’m a commuter and spend a huge amount of […]

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.

This Deaf Medical Student Is Using Microsoft’s HoloLens To Fix A Huge Healthcare Problem

Not enough doctors know American Sign Language to treat deaf patients. That's a problem Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus, who is deaf himself, thinks augmented reality can help solve.

Falling Back In Love With Music After Deafness

40 years after sudden hearing loss seemingly ended my career as a pop music sensation, I finally learned to embrace my deafness, and become a musician again.

Yoga For The Deaf

Yoga is meant to be inclusive, but far too many practices take hearing for granted. That's something this deaf yoga instructor is trying to change.

Charting Her Own Flight Plan

A hearing disability grounded K. Renee Horton from becoming an astronaut. But it didn’t stop her from realizing her dream of working at NASA.

Slice Of The Pie

This deaf-owned San Francisco pizzeria has an inventive business model, and an even more inventive menu.

Why Inclusivity Is Important, From Obama’s Champion Of Change

Deafblind activist Haben Girma explains why every company should design with inclusivity in mind.

Tripping The Light Fantastic

After his own isolated childhood, professional dancer Antoine Hunter works to share the gifts of deaf and hard of hearing dancers with the world.

Hearing The Call Of The Tuba Thieves

The binaural hearing loss of visual artist Alison O'Daniel informs every aspect of her serene and sometimes surreal art.