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The New York Times

Jane Margolies

5 January 2021

Mountain View, California, United States

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Across the U.S. an influx of new mental health facilities are being designed through a lens of "evidence-based" architecture that aims to use the design itself as a means of treatment. With studies indicating that acc...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

5 January 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

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The Street Moves initiative in Sweden is pushing local communities to become the designers of their own streets’ layouts and look at urban planning through the lens of the “one-minute city.” Through a public-private p...

Transitions Online

Tomas Nidr

3 November 2020

Chile

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To fight obesity concerns, a law in Chile is now requiring that foods high in sugar, have a high content of saturated fats, are high in sodium, or high in calories carry a label (or labels) to help inform consumers of...

NPR

Laine Kaplan-Levenson

30 July 2020

United States

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Congress' passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act 30 years ago made life-changing advances for millions of people with all manner of disabilities. Beyond removing physical barriers and opening education, employ...

Christian Science Monitor

Jingnan Peng

15 January 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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American sign language has long been used to help populations to communicate with one another, but it does not serve the DeafBlind community very well because it is meant to be seen. To address this shortcoming, a gro...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Megan Janetsky

17 October 2019

Medellín, Colombia

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A new wheelchair design is helping to eliminate mobility barriers for those with disabilities who are living in regions with rough terrains and underdeveloped streets. Working with three wheelchair users, researchers ...

Yes! Magazine

Megan Wildhood

21 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Crowdsourcing data allows developers to help those with limited mobility find accessible routes. The AccessMap Seattle project, in collaboration with the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the University of Wa...

The New York Times

Julie Weed

22 April 2019

United States

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As the number of people over 60 years old continues to rise, airports and hotels around the country are implementing features and senior-friendly design into their spaces. Some of the changes are simple – new benches,...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

4 March 2019

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Gallaudet University has interior design and architecture built with the needs and preferences of people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in mind. By analyzing the effects of lighting, color, space, and other design pr...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

17 August 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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New Orleans, Louisiana is infamously known as a place of cultural celebration and community, but it's also a city plagued by consistent flooding. To reduce the impacts of heavy rainfall, one city-backed initiative is ...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Dawn Kawamoto

6 July 2018

United States

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Governments and schools are investing in technology to better serve people of different abilities. Innovations include text-to-911 for deaf and hard-of-hearing citizens, robotic telepresence for remote students, and t...

5280 - The Denver Magazine

Natasha Gardner

1 July 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Disability activists have used nonviolent direct action for decades, including lying in the street to protest inaccessible public transit and crawling up the steps of the U.S. Capital to support the Americans with Dis...

BBC

William Kremer

17 December 2017

London, England

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When you step on an airplane, you might not be thinking about people who use wheelchairs, neither are airlines. People who need to use wheelchairs have faced a number of challenges on airplanes, like lost and damaged ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

5 December 2017

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Children with disabilities often feel excluded in amusement parks where they are prevented from going on rides, and they don't feel included with the other children. Morgan's Wonderland amusement park and Morgan's Ins...

Next City

Sandra Larson

7 November 2016

Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

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The Braille Trail is a $1.5 million riverfront park renovation project in a town outside of Boston that is completely accessible “for people of all ages and abilities.” Over ten years in the making, the project finall...

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