It’s What’s On the Inside — AND the Outside — That Counts

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing “Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” – Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer But for people with disabilities, living in their clothes can often be a more difficult challenge than you might imagine.   Making clothing accessible for everyone Grace Teo, a recent Ph.D. graduate from MIT, got that […]

8 great gardening tools for people with disabilities

The act of gardening offers many benefits to our planet as well as its vast population.  It is an activity that connects us to Mother Earth, provides us with both prismatic environments and nutritious goods, and is often a source of relaxation for most.  In sum, gardening positively affects our overall well-being, both inside and out.  However, the pastime, though very […]

It All Starts With a Dream: Spotlight on Laura Medcalf

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Communications “I want to be a Disney Princess.” Right away I knew Laura Medcalf and I were kindred spirits. Not only do we share a love for Disney but our favorite Disney Princess as well — Ariel. Like Ariel, Laura is strong-willed, independent and courageous. She has learned to do […]

Autism Awareness Grows, Support Needs to Follow

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Communications Autism continues to make headlines almost on a daily basis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that one in 68 American children is identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates of one in 88 […]

Top 5 things to consider when designing an accessible bathroom for wheelchair users.

Writer: Nikol Prieto As we discussed last week, many people are finding themselves needing to accommodate their home due to using a wheelchair and also in preparing to remain in their homes as they age. There are currently at least 30 million Americans using wheelchairs and those numbers continue to increase as a large population […]

Top 5 things to consider when designing an accessible kitchen for wheelchair users.

Writer: Nikol Prieto Many people find themselves needing accessible homes for themselves or family members. There are approximately 30 million Americans using wheelchairs and the number of people who need accessible homes will continue to increase as disabled and aging people are finding more ways to remain living in their homes. One important way to […]