Accessibility Logo Receives a 21st Century Makeover

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The ubiquitous accessibility logo, featuring a stick figure in a wheelchair, is receiving a makeover. Activists, concerned that symbol was seen as too passive, have revitalized the image to depict the wheelchair in speeding motion. The original International Symbol of Access The original blue and white symbol, called The International Symbol of Access (ISA), was first designed by Susanne Koefd in 1968. It has since… Continue Reading Accessibility Logo Receives a 21st Century Makeover

New Mobile App Would Help With Physical Accessibility in NYC

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Mobile technology often helps users with digital accessibility, but a new application would encourage access to physical locations as well. Wheel New York is a new mobile app and website that would help users with disabilities rate locations in New York City for wheelchair access and also help them plan accessible routes. The project was the brainstorm of Jennifer Feinberg, whose brother Alex uses a wheelchair. Wheel… Continue Reading New Mobile App Would Help With Physical Accessibility in NYC

Accessible Businesses Thrive in DC Neighborhood

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Local establishments in one DC neighborhood are taking customer service to a whole new level by taking measures to ensure an accessible experience. DC's H Street district is home to Gallaudet University, the world's largest higher education institution designed for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. A recent Washington Post article, "DC's H Street Embedded With Deaf Culture", discussed the ways local businesses… Continue Reading Accessible Businesses Thrive in DC Neighborhood

Documentary About Inspirational Armless Pilot Has Been Funded

Rightfooted Jessica Cox was born without arms, but has learned how to do many things just using her feet, including piloting planes! Funding to complete a documentary about her life has been funded by 115%! Take a look at this short video about Jessica and the project. [contentblock id=4 img=code.png]Xuw_YuX7G7k[contentblock id=5 img=gcb.png] [hs_action id="6666, 6652"]