This week we have several resources to learn about genetics and gene therapy. Inside Cancer and Secrets of the Sequence are two multimedia resources with comprehensive information. You’ll also learn how genetics affect sickle cell anemia and autism.
On the lighter side: enjoy two Bollywood films: Paa and Black. Watch a home made wheelchair hit 60 mph on the road and find out how people are continuing to go bowling with some unique assistive devices.
- How Assistive Technology Works: Video Demonstration – Information & Communication Services
Understanding how disabled people use the web is a very important step towards becoming aware about web accessibility. This knowledge allows you to understand what sort of technology already exists to support people who might have difficulty accessing or interacting with web content, and helps you .
- The Librarian: Disabled (1917) | Yahoo! Accessiility
This week the Yahoo! Accessibility Librarian switches it up, and suggests an incredible poem about a teenage soldier in World War I
- Keeping your mental health safe online
How do you maintain your privacy, reduce stress, and keep safe online? This article by BBC Ouch gives helpful tips.
- Sickle Cell Anemia — Hope from Gene Therapy
Secrets of the Sequence explores Sickle Cell Anemia and potential gene therapy.
- Bowling At The Post-Polio Wellness Retreat
Adaptive bowling techniques allow you to enjoy the game when you can’t bend over.
- The Blind Film Critic: Day in the Life of Tommy Edison
The one and the only Blind Film Critic, Tommy Edison, shares footage of his experience as a blind airport traveler
- Dialogue in the Dark
Dialogue in the Dark changes the perspective of attendees by providing exhibitions and business workshops in complete darkness.
- Read2Go for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
BookShare, a print disability resource, has just released a new iOS app for accessing their library. Check out Read2Go and Bookshare.
- Videos – VCU Secrets of the Sequence
VCU’s Secrets of the Sequence instructional videos explain genetics and how it impacts our health.
- The Internet, Disability and Artistic Expression
Our latest post from GimpGirl Community is one that you just can not miss, especially if you enjoy art!
- Charlie’s Lip Reading Challenge
Are you an expert lip reader? How about a mediocre lip reader? Try this fun test by BBC Ouch!
- Using touch screens and apps to treat autism
The iPad and iPhone have made it much easier for people to develop applications for their specific needs. HP’s WebOS should make this even easier as it is based on basic web technology for building the applications. We look forward to seeing the new applications and hacking with HP’s Hacking Autism event.
- HTML5 Accessibility Chops: ARIA landmark support
The Paciello Group looks at ARIA Landmark support on the web.
- Cancer Biology – Inside Cancer: A Multimedia Guide to Cancer
Inside Cancer is a multimedia guide to cancer, from diagnosis to cure.
- Hawking Space Walking // Current
Stephan Hawking enjoys weightless flight to promote space exploration in this video from 2007.
- Rocket Chair Man Video
This guy gets pulled over for speeding on the freeway… in his wheelchair!
- Anna Gorchakova-Igor Kiselev, World and European champions in WDS
Watch Anna Gorchakova and Igor Kiselev perform during an International Wheelchair Dance competition.
- Genetics Home Reference – Your guide to understanding genetic conditions
The National Institutes of Health provides a comprehensive database for genetic diseases.
- Disability Gear
We all know how expensive disability and mobility equipment can be. DisabledGear.com allows you to buy and sell 2nd hand used equipment
- Researchers find genetic differences in autistic individuals
Analysis of genes and proteins may lead to the discovery of Autism’s origins.
- The Limits of Blindness on Choice | Sheena Iyengar
Watch this intriguing interview with Sheena Iyengar. She discusses how blindness has affected her choices.
- A short film about pavements
Steven Sumpter’s video shows you what it’s like to travel with a wheelchair on rough, broken pavements and the various obstacles along the way.
Paa is a Bollywood film that follows the life of a child with progeria, a disease that causes premature aging.
“Black” is an award winning film about a girl who is deaf and blind and the relationship she forms with her teacher. Unfortunately, the web site is flash based.
- Senior apartment community opens for hearing impaired and deaf in Tempe
Arizona’s latest retirement community features enhanced usability for the deaf and hearing impaired.
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