Disability

Stories about amazing individuals overcoming disabilities both visible and invisible.

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In 2019, Choose To Be A Better Ally To The Chronically Ill & Disabled

Make this your New Year's Resolution. Here's how to stop being ableist in 2019.

The Man With A Digital Memory

After being hit by a car, Thomas Dixon lost the ability to form autobiographical memories. So he created Me.mory, an app to store them for him.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.