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It Sucks to Pick Up the Pieces

Jigsaw puzzles are a fun and interactive way to spend an afternoon or twelve, depending on the piece count and your skill level. It’s exciting to find the pieces you need to complete a section or link two areas together, but if you have poor dexterity, excitement can turn to frustration when you move to pick them up.  187 more words

Lifehacks

Spolight on: Crane Beach, Ipswich, Massachusetts

Beaches aren’t exactly known for their accessibility.

That’s why when we discover one, it’s a monumental occasion. Our favorite beach where we live north of Boston is hands-down… 259 more words

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Destination: Nassau/Paradise Island, Bahamas

The verdict: Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is very accessible, but once you venture into downtown Nassau, accessibility gets iffy.

Downtown Nassau’s sidewalks are narrow and uneven, and many of the sites are only moderately accessible. 917 more words

Disabled Travel

Audio description enhances movie watching experience for those with low vision and blindness

For people with low vision and blindness who are unable to make out exactly what’s happening on the screen during a movie through the standard audio track, the addition of audio description, can greatly enhance the movie watching experience. 204 more words

Coping With Vision Loss

Destination: Quebec City

The verdict: For a 400-year-old city, Quebec City is surprisingly accessible.

The Old City’s streets are less so: There are very steep hills, many tiny shops and restaurants with steps to enter them, and cobbled streets that make wheelchair access difficult. 435 more words

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Dealing With Flight Delays

When you have a disability or are mobility impaired, there are two little words you absolutely dread hearing when you have connecting flights: flight delay. I had been fairly lucky in my travels not to experience any significant flight delays, that is until last December. 992 more words

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Double awards for our DePIC research into developing technology for blind users

Our DePIC team has won the Award for Best Solution by a Large Organisation at the Connect Ability Challenge event, a software development competition focusing on developing technology that can help improve the lives of people living with physical, social, emotional and cognitive disabilities.  354 more words

Science