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Major Technology Companies are Working to Improve Accessibility Awareness

Technology Companies Improve Accessibility Awareness

In recent weeks, several major technology companies including Google and Apple have released updates to help raise awareness for accessibility. Improving accessible features has been a major topic for large companies lately. Leading research institutions are studying how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can make technology more accessible for all, and now two of the largest technology providers in the world have joined in to help raise awareness for improving accessibility.

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MobilityWork’s Client Travels to NYC for Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

Karen at The Sarcoidosis Hope Walk of Alabama
Earlier this month, Karen Reynolds took a trip to New York City to help raise awareness for Sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can affect any organ in the body, resulting from an overreaction of the immune system. It is estimated to affect about 200,000 Americans, several of whom joined Karen in New York City during Sarcoidosis Awareness Month.

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MobilityWork’s Client Travels to NYC for Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

Earlier this month, Karen Reynolds took a trip to New York City to help raise awareness for Sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can affect any organ in the body, resulting from an overreaction of the immune system. It is estimated to affect about 200,000 Americans, several of whom joined Karen in New York City during Sarcoidosis Awareness Month.

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10 Things to Look for in an Accessible College Campus

Accessible College Tips

For students entering their first year of college, the experience of higher education can be overwhelming. There’s a new environment to adjust to, new friends to meet, a new roommate to live with and above all, a new campus and classes to navigate. All students want to choose a college that provides them with a fantastic education and experience. However, students with disabilities have to be sure to pick a college whose campus meets their accessibility needs too. College can be an amazing experience, but choosing a school which best fits your needs makes sure that it is. Below are ten things to look for when researching an accessible college campus, to help during the selection process.

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Ben Abercrombie’s Road to Recovery

As a multisport star at Alabama’s famed Hoover High School, Ben Abercrombie was used to winning. His dedication on the field and in the classroom opened doors to the Ivy League, where he accepted a football scholarship to Harvard University. After a severe spinal cord injury suffered in his first collegiate game he faced a whole new kind of battle.

After his initial surgery, Ben was transferred to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, one of the nation’s leading non-profit spinal cord injury recovery facilities. The Shepherd Center provides nearly 900 individuals with inpatient therapy annually. Through countless hours of hard work, Ben’s condition steadily improved.

During his therapy and rehabilitation, local business and the Harvard community raised money for Ben. One of those businesses was El Jefes, a famous Mexican restaurant near Harvard. Their Ben Abercrombie night helped raise funds for his family to retrofit their home, making it wheelchair accessible.

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