Inclusion Drives Innovation

Inclusion drives innovation. A prime example of this concept lies in the story of Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf. Despite his hearing loss and difficulty speaking, Cerf found himself heavily involved in communications with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the ’70s. His frustration with verbal communication — and his colleagues’ openness to alternatives — […]

An Inside Look at Inclusive Education

Summer is fading, and kids are now hopping on the bus to go back to school. And with every new school year comes a unique and exciting set of challenges. “Every class is different. You never know what to expect,” said Timothy Kershaw, a second-grade teacher at Spring Mill Elementary School in Indianapolis. “It’s always […]

Accessible Adventures in Indiana

“Indiana is becoming more accessible now than ever before,” said Ric Edwards, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Program Director for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR). A wheelchair user since 1970, Edwards has watched closely as the state’s level of accessibility has evolved over the years. His work for the DNR involves keeping […]

Steve Swain: An Assistive Technology Champion

While looking back at when he started as Indiana AgrAbility’s rural rehabilitation specialist, Stephen J. Swain, ATP, let out a hearty laugh and said, “I really had no idea what I was getting into.” Swain has family members with disabilities, but the world of assistive technology (AT) and the language of accessibility was foreign to […]

Traveling with Disability: Plan, Prepare … and Have Fun!

People with disabilities can enjoy nearly all the same pleasurable fruits of life as those without disability, though it may take a little more planning and preparation. That’s true of many leisurely pursuits, including traveling – whether it’s across the globe, to another state or even within your own city. This is especially the case […]

GoodRx Helps You Find the “Best Prices” on Prescriptions

Individuals of all ages and abilities often require prescription medications to stay healthy.  While some insurances cover these medical expenses, most may require people to pay out of pocket for their medicines.  GoodRx is a handy resource that allows individuals to find the cheapest price on specific meds. Insurance companies aren’t helping like they used […]