Not long ago, I was hired to do a sensitivity reading of a book manuscript, a guide for young adults about how people live with disabilities.
A Tale of Two Pretties
by Ben Mattlin
In late summer, two books by disabled women were published with strikingly similar titles: The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me by Keah Brown (Atria Books) and Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride by Nadina LaSpina (New Village Press).
SMA and Me: To Cure or Not To Cure, That is the Question
By Ben Mattlin
I was born before my disability could be diagnosed. Now I'm told it can be cured.
Airbnb acquires Accomable to offer home rentals for travelers with disabilities
Airbnb acquired startup Accomable to expand home-renting opportunities for people with disabilities.
UMBC robotics student invents help for those with disabilities like hers
“I’m always asking how technology can help a person who has a disability become more independent,” said Kavita Krishnaswamy.
On the Guilty Pleasures of Computer Solitaire: A Defiant Act of Independence – By Ben Mattlin
These words you're reading now are a kind of small miracle. For you see, I can't actually write letters in the conventional sense.
An Eye-Opening Wheelchair Malfunction – by Ben Mattlin
One summer some years ago, my motorized wheelchair abruptly stopped working. The joystick that controlled it simply would not engage. The chair was de