disability

Thousands of disability claims in limbo at the VA

Jul 10, 2014
Vets may think their claims have gone through, but they're hung up in the system.
Posted In: veterans affairs, disability

Could Google Glass help people with autism?

Aug 23, 2013
Paul Louden is a Google Glass Explorer. The Texan scored an early pair of the wired glasses by telling Google he was on a particular mission: to help people with autism.
Posted In: disability, autism, Google Glass

Wheel New York: Yelp for wheelchair access

Aug 22, 2013
A new app, Wheel New York, helps people map and review wheelchair accessibility around the big city.
Posted In: disability, wheelchair, New York City

Fighting dyslexia with shrinking screens

Aug 21, 2013
It turns out that reading on a computer screen -- even a tiny one -- might actually help people with dyslexia improve speed and focus.
Posted In: disability, Tech, screens, reading

Hi-tech glove turns words into touch

Aug 20, 2013
Design researcher Tom Bieling has made something called the Lorm Glove, which could soon help people who are deaf or blind communicate.
Posted In: disability, Tech, blind

One person's mobile coupon app is another's seeing eye dog

Aug 19, 2013
Technology can make us better, faster, stronger, and more productive. But it has another promise: accessibility.
Posted In: disability, disabled, Tech

Homeless vets face challenges in filing disability claims

Nov 12, 2012
The Veteran's Administration has made homeless vets a priority, but delays in getting benefits persist
Posted In: veterans, homeless, military, disability, Vietnam, Iraq, afghanistan

Arizona board grants emergency funds to needy vets

Nov 9, 2012
Vets often face long delays in resolving disability claims, and need assistance to tide them over.
Posted In: veterans, disability, Iran, afghanistan, Vietnam

Access Tech

Technology can make us better, faster, stronger, and more productive. But it has another promise: accessibility. Marketplace Tech takes a look at how the latest gadgets and apps are helping people with disabilities approach their life in new ways – from using iPhones for dyslexia to wearing Google Glass for autism.

Posted In: Tech, disability