LINKS WORTH SHARING
By James Pickard
UBER is improving their access for wheelchair users. The company is making adapted Caravans available to lease to drivers. This leasing offer incentivizes drivers to get these Caravans on the road.
HULU will soon be making all of its full-length English and Spanish content fully accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing subscribers. This demonstrates that it is possible to fully integrate the deaf and hard of hearing community into the online entertainment marketplace.
Simone Biles proudly opens up about having ADHD. “Having ADHD, and taking medicine for it is nothing to be ashamed of, nothing that I’m afraid to let people know”, said Ms. Biles. The gymnast disclosed her condition after her medical records were leaked by hackers.
ABC’s Speechless is breaking new ground on television. The new comedy about the family of a teenager with cerebral palsy is one of the rare shows to put a character with disabilities at the center of its narrative.
Paralympic Athletes’ least favorite word: Inspiration. Often, it produces the opposite of the intended effect, detracting from athletes’ accomplishments because it highlights their disabilities, branding them as different.