Speaking with a New Voice

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Pick up your phone. Dial a number. Talk to someone. You listen to them talk back. Seems easy, doesn’t it? Not for everyone. For many years, a person with impaired hearing or speech had to use text telephones, also known as TTY, in order to communicate over the phone. This […]

Steve Gleason Act cuts red tape for those with ALS

Thanks to Steve Gleason, people who require speech generating devices won’t have to cut through so much red tape. A former football star, Gleason led the charge to make speech-generating devices more readily accessible after he was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. Individuals with ALS — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — are at […]

Top Vacation Spots and Travel Tips for People with Disabilities

If you are making travel plans for this holiday season or thinking about a trip any time in the coming year, here are some ideas for easy, safe and fun destinations. Below you’ll find a list of some of the most accessible vacation spots for people with disabilities to visit. But first, here are some […]

2015 marks key year for workers accommodations

The year 2015 is a particularly important one for Americans with disabilities. It marks the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) as well as the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Teresa Goddard — a senior consultant at the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) — has a family history of disability […]