Celebrating the Anniversary and Evolution of the ADA

Peter Berg has been working in the field of disabilities almost as long as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in effect. For the past 20 years, he has worked for the Great Lakes ADA Center, providing education and training on various aspects of the ADA for people with disabilities across six states. […]

Setting Section 508 Technology Standards

Every internet user should be able to travel smoothly through cyberspace. In fact, in 1996, the U.S. Department of Justice declared the web a place of public accommodation. And according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), these places must be accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires all […]

14+ ADA Compliant Kitchen Appliances

One of the most popular articles on our blog is: Top 5 things to consider when designing an accessible kitchen for wheelchair users.  Within the article, our very own Nikol Prieto discussed 5+ ways to make your kitchen accessible.  She covered guidelines for accessible work surfaces/counters, kitchen sinks, cabinets, doorways/hallways, and appliances.  As a wheelchair […]

Bloomington Recognizes April as Accessibility Awareness Month

It’s estimated that nearly 1 in 5 Americans (or 43 million individuals nationwide) have some form of disability.  The City of Bloomington in Indiana is on a mission to spread accessibility and disability awareness.  During the entire month of April, the City of Bloomington’s Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) celebrates Accessibility Awareness Month.  Throughout the month, […]

Top 5 things a student with a disability should do when planning for college

Planning for college can be an exciting yet stressful time in your life. If you are someone with a disability, there can be additional challenges when preparing for school. A student with a disability is not required to inform a postsecondary school that they have a disability. However, if they want the school to provide […]

Smart contact lenses by Google

Writer: Laura Medcalf The search engine giant Google has been working on wearable technology for quite some time now. From their smartwatches to Google Glass, their mission of making technology as portable as possible is becoming very evident. The mission will become even clearer with Google’s idea of smart contact lenses. A new patent application details how […]