#People with Disabilities

  • Article: All the Changes Coming to the Accessibility Section at the Global Citizen Festival in New York

    All the Changes Coming to the Accessibility Section at the Global Citizen Festival in New York

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 19, 2019|Coty

    From a new check-in center to wristbands. Read more

  • Article: Apple’s New Emoji Celebrate Diversity, Increase Representation for Disability Community

    Apple’s New Emoji Celebrate Diversity, Increase Representation for Disability Community

    By Erica SanchezGaëlle Langué  and  Gabrielle Deonath|July 17, 2019|Coty

    The new emoji include a service dog, prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs, and an ear with a hearing aid. Read more

  • Article: Zimbabwe Hides and Imprisons People With Disabilities Due to Superstition

    Zimbabwe Hides and Imprisons People With Disabilities Due to Superstition

    June 3, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "The disabled are treated as non-entities here." Read more

  • Article: Barbie Gets More Inclusive With the Help of a 13-Year-Old Disability Advocate

    Barbie Gets More Inclusive With the Help of a 13-Year-Old Disability Advocate

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 13, 2019

    The new Barbie line includes dolls who use wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs. Read more

  • Article: There's a Problem With Outright Banning Plastic Straws

    There's a Problem With Outright Banning Plastic Straws

    By Imogen Calderwood|July 31, 2018

    The world is cracking down on plastic straws — but there's a reason we should stop and think. Read more

  • Article: Women and Girls With Disabilities Are 'Doubly Vulnerable' in Conflict and Crisis

    Women and Girls With Disabilities Are 'Doubly Vulnerable' in Conflict and Crisis

    July 25, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Children with disabilities are up to four times more likely to experience violence. Read more

  • Article: Record-Breaking Temperatures Kill Dozens in Japan

    Record-Breaking Temperatures Kill Dozens in Japan

    By Daniele Selby|July 23, 2018

    The country will be using a colorblind-friendly heat map in the future to keep more citizens safe. Read more

  • Article: Microsoft Just Pledged $25 Million to AI Research for People With Disabilities

    Microsoft Just Pledged $25 Million to AI Research for People With Disabilities

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 9, 2018

    The funding will help create tools that can see, hear, speak, and understand people’s needs. Read more