Programmer Creates Post That Shows What It’s Like to Have Dyslexia

As for helping dyslexic people read better, Dutch graphic designer Christian Boer (who’s dyslexic) developed a font, Dyslexie, with unique lettering to help prevent readers from confusing similar letters.

The world’s largest minority is speaking out. This is what they have to say.

1 in 5 people live with disabilities, but somehow the voices of disability advocacy still have yet to be heard around the world — mostly because folks aren’t aware the community exists!

For parents of kids with special needs, Target’s newest shopping cart is a game-changer.

It’s called Caroline’s Cart and it’s designed for children and adults with disabilities.

Fellow Friday: Putting all the puzzle pieces together

The Frank Karel Fellowship places undergraduate students who are first-generation college students and/or represent diverse racial, ethnic and social backgrounds in an 8-week summer internship within the communications team of a carefully selected nonprofit organization. Read about Nergis Lemus’s experience at Special Olympics.

My Special-Needs Son Hates Halloween

In our society, we put pressure on ourselves to live up to some ideal of a “typical” member of the community, which generally means conforming to expected behaviors. Disability refuses to conform.

Julia is the first ‘Sesame Street’ character with autism. See how she’s bringing kids together.

With this new character, “Sesame Street” hopes to create empathy, raise awareness, and put an end to bullying.

Affordable Virtual Reality Opens New Worlds For People With Disabilities

Though virtual reality has been around for decades, the advancements we’re seeing now are momentous. This new iPhone app can make a huge difference in the way we approach virtual reality, especially for those with disabilities.

How Oliver Sacks Helped Introduce The World To Autism

Autism and its many forms may be widely discussed today, but it wasn’t until the famed neurologist and writer told the story of identical twins George and Charles Fin in his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Sacks died Sunday from cancer. He was 82.

How A Law To Protect Disabled Americans Became Imitated Around The World

The Americans with Disabilities Act changed the way people with disabilities in this country wanted Americans to understand their problems — not as issues of health but as ones of civil rights. 25 years after the ADA was signed into law, the act has become one of America’s most successful exports.

Where’s the Outrage When Colleges Discriminate Against Students With Disabilities?

July 26th was the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Today, many colleges pride themselves on being accommodating to all students — but in fact, colleges have been instrumental in blocking those rights of Americans with disabilties.