Statistics show that mobility-impaired and visually-impaired people are more often targeted by muggers, who assume they are an easy mark. You can help reduce the likelihood of getting mugged by following these safety tips put together by Marsha Saxton of the World Institute on Disability (WID): Avoid isolated areas, uninhabited parks, parking lots, garages, and alleyways; stick to well-lit, high traffic areas. Be aware. …Read More »
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A nonprofit startup called Noble Paws has taken adaptive technology in a new direction: dog mushing. Based in Fairbanks, Alaska, they have developed two specialized sled designs; one is wheelchair accessible and the other is accessible for people who have difficulty standing. The purpose is to enable people to discover new forms of mobility and independence while engaging with the natural world …Read More »
Severe winter weather across much of the U.S. in the first week of the year had a significant impact on the Red Cross’s ability to collect blood. Nearly 320 blood drives were cancelled–the equivalent of about 9,300 blood and platelet donations. So it’s incumbent upon us who live in warmer areas to help out now. Donors of all blood types are needed, but there is …Read More »