Disability

Stories about amazing individuals overcoming disabilities both visible and invisible.

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5 TV Shows That Get Disability Right

From Stranger Things to Keeping Up With The Kardashians, here's five shows that refuse to look at chronic illness and disability through an able-bodied lens.
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Meet Jack Carlson, The MacGuyver Of Adaptive Bikes

When you want an affordable trike for a kid with a disability, this is the man to call.
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How To Teach Photography To The Blind

Teaching photography to a class of 20 blind students has taught Maria Iturbe to be a better photographer herself.
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Not Interested In Normality

Latinx disco-pop sensation Cola Boyy, who has spina bifida, has one mission: to blow up people's ideas of what's possible.
A disabled man giving a thumbs up sign underwater in scuba gear, alongside his diving instructor.
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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.
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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.
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The Wheelchair Marathon Runner Who Won't Take 'No' For An Answer

The Chicago Marathon requires a special wheelchair to qualify. But Stephen Norris, who has spina bifida, refused to sit by the sidelines.
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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.
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MS Through A Photographer's Eyes

Hannah Laycock's vivid photography shows life from the perspective of someone with multiple sclerosis.