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Seven Helpful Smart Home Devices for People With Disabilities
While the cutting-edge devices can come at a premium, the increase in independence and safety can be life-changing.
Accomable creates vacation-rental market for people with disabilities
Accomable, a global platform for finding hotels and vacation rentals for people with disabilities, is on a mission to enable anyone to go anywhere.
New Chicago Hospital Invests $600 Million into Bringing Discoveries to Patients Sooner
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the new home of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is now open. The state-of the-art facility is a rehabilitation ho
Quiz Answer – It’s a Body Stabilizer
It's called a handhold and it helps individuals with certain types of paralysis pull and then hold themselves up to the table.
Quiz Answer – It’s an Adaptive Computer Keyboard!
The OrbiTouch Keyless Keyboard is an adapted computer keyboard and mouse that requires no finger or wrist motion to operate.
Quiz Answer – It’s an adaptive shampoo tray!
There's nothing like clean hair to help someone feel refreshed. This shampoo tray aid is designed to remain in place and fit comfortably
Quiz Answer – It’s an adaptive toilet transfer board
The Personal-Aide Wheelchair to Toilet Transfer Board is made for tight spaces in just the right places.
Quiz Answer – It’s a Dressing Aid!
The "Bra Angel" was designed by an occupational therapist to aid women who find it difficult to bring both ends of a brassiere together.
Quiz Answer – It’s an adaptive handle for the car!
The HandyBar is an automotive safety tool that offers leverage and support for people making wheelchair transfers in and out of a car.
Quiz Answer – It’s a guitar pick!
Even with certain types of finger and hand weakness, people with paralysis can play the guitar using this special pick.
Architect Michael Graves
After a spinal cord injury in 2003, prominent architect Michael Graves used his experience in a wheelchair to design new hospital furniture.