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How AI helps some people with disabilities communicate

Jan 2, 2024
Deep learning, voice cloning and image tech are helping people with nonstandard speech express themselves and be better understood.
A close-up of "Always Watching" by Amie Thornburg. After losing movement in her limbs because of ALS, Thornburg turned to the art tool Fotor to create images.
Courtesy Thornburg

How much of our labor force has been lost to COVID-19?

Jan 24, 2022
According to one expert, COVID deaths and workers left on the sidelines from long COVID account for 18% of unfilled jobs.
New data show that hourly wages are up by 5.6 percent on average as of March, but employees are demanding more from employers in a strong labor market.
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Got questions about disability in America? Here's your resource guide

Jun 22, 2018
A reading list from the informational to the literary.
[Image Description: A young woman lays on her back, holding up a book to read in the sunshine. She is wearing a light-colored shirt, blue jeans and a pair of sunglasses. In the foreground is a blurred out individual propped up on her elbows. They are sitting in a field of green grass, with small flowers growing around the area.]
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Navigating the job market as an American with a disability

Jun 22, 2018
One look at the challenges people with disabilities face.
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Let's do the numbers on the Paralympic Games

Mar 9, 2018
They're hard to find on cable or streaming, but worth watching.
Joe Howard of the United States celebrates a gold-medal win against Norway in sledge hockey during the Salt Lake City Winter Paralympic Games in Utah in 2002.
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More brands are making clothing for people with disabilities

Feb 22, 2018
Target, Tommy Hilfiger and Zappos are taking on adaptive fashion.
Xian Horn in one of her many pairs of  Mary Janes. 
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Even dogs need to have experience to get a job

Feb 19, 2018
There's a lot of training that goes into becoming a working dog.
Patch, a service dog, picks up an arm strap with a stylus for his owner Annette Ramirez.
Courtesy Annette Ramirez

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Elders don't need an app for a Lyft

Mar 30, 2017
The Phoenix area has become a testing ground of sorts for ride-sharing companies in a relatively untapped market.
Lyft and other ride-sharing companies are testing out partnerships with assisted living communities around the Phoenix area, like Park Wood Assisted Living.
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Some people are paid less than minimum wage, legally

Dec 28, 2015
There’s talk of raising the minimum wage, but did you know there’s a subminimum?

Problems grow as caregivers age

Sep 4, 2015
People with cognitive disabilities are living longer, straining their caregivers.