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NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products: Assistive Technology for People with Mobility Disabilities
People with mobility disabilities may have difficulty standing, walking, or fully using their arms and hands. Mobility disabilities can range in severity from limitation on stamina to paralysis. Some may be caused by conditions present at birth, such as cerebral … Continue reading
Answered Questions for February 2022: Intimacy and People with Disabilities
Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is I am a parent of a young adult with a disability, and I want to ensure that they are … Continue reading
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What are Mobility Disabilities?
Mobility disability is an umbrella term for a variety of physical disabilities that are defined by impediments, limitations, or characteristics that limit or prevent independent movement such as standing, walking, reaching, and balancing. Disabilities in this category may be congenital … Continue reading
What is Huntington’s Disease?
According to the Genetics Home Reference (GRH) at the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), Huntington’s disease is “a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and loss of thinking ability (cognition).” There are several forms of this … Continue reading
Emergency Preparedness and People with Mobility Disabilities
In continuation of our series on emergency preparedness and people with disabilities, we are highlighting resources and information for people with mobility disabilities along with our colleagues at AbleData. People with mobility disabilities and older adults may adversely affected by … Continue reading
Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for June 2019
Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I have a mobility disability and use a wheelchair to get around. I would like to travel this summer. … Continue reading
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What are physical barriers?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical barriers are “structural obstacles in natural or manmade environments that prevent or block mobility (moving around in the environment) or access” for people with disabilities. These barriers can affect … Continue reading
Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2017
Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What resources, research, and information are available to help people with disabilities age with success? This edition of Answered … Continue reading
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