Why are there so few disabled architects and architecture students?

In the United States, people with impairments in the architecture profession and architectural academia are statistically invisible. Neither the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, nor the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture gather information on the number of architects or architecture students in the United States who self-identify with physical or cognitive specials needs….

Book Suggestions for Travel with a Wheelchair or Special needs

It’s hard enough to find good information online about the accessibility of destinations around the world. It’s even harder to find good books about traveling with a wheelchair, mobility device, or disability. However, with some digging you can find some great travel guides and first-person accounts of accessible adventures across the globe. To save you…

Tips for the Busy Travel Season

With Memorial Day weekend and the July 4th Holiday coming soon, we are getting close to the busy travel season. Over the years, MobilityWorks has published several blogs that address some of the concerns many of our clients have regarding accessible travel. Below is a short recap and links to some of the best articles…

Small Business Committee Hears How Companies Benefit from Hiring the Disabled

John Cronin, Co-Founder John’s Crazy Socks giving his testimony at the hearing Small businesses employ close to half of the private workforce in the US, and some of these workers are differently abled. The House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, to determine the role small businesses have played…

The CNIB is Championing Accessibility Through Technology

It’s technology’s job to make life easier, whether that means simpler ways to manage payroll or create logos. Sometimes that means making the world more accessible to all kinds of people. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is helping to do just that by partnering with three companies to bring accessible technology to…

‘Assistive Innovation’ in need of support

For people with impairments, innovation is not simply “Good to Have”, but a “Should”. It is crucial for addition, self-reliance and lifestyle. On one hand, advanced technology opens a world of chances today unimaginable twenty years ago: From voice-control, text-to-speech and designated apps such as money readers for the blind, to devices that enable wheelchair…

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How to Make Videos Accessible for Blind, Disabled Users

Making videos available for blind and disabled users involves three components: the visual material, the audio content, and the gamer itself. PayPal provides an accessible HTML5 video gamer, as does YouTube and numerous others.A video is a compelling choice when you want to show a product or flaunt its functions. A video can trigger accessibility…

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Google Maps may soon show how difficult parking is near your destination

a destination, a parking accessibility indication appears beside your approximated driving time in the kind of a “P” symbol. There seem three levels of parking schedule: “simple,” “medium,” and “minimal” for locations where parking is generally difficult to come by. During your drive, you can expand the turn-by-turn instructions to see a more comprehensive explanation…