The art world has a long history of people with disabilities excelling in extraordinary ways, such as Beethoven (hearing impaired), Leonardo da Vinci (dyslexic), Van Gogh (mentally ill), and Matisse (visually impaired). Their accomplishments have earned them a permanent place in our history books. Their disabilities presented them with certain challenges in their daily experience and
by Shruthi Srinivas
Costume Woes to Wins
Halloween is almost here and everyone wants to be part of the spooky fun. But the toughest part is finding the perfect costume for a reasonable price. As a person with a disability, this can be doubly difficult as some of the cheaper costumes on the market may not be the best for your body type or may end up causing sensory distress. So how do you get around the costs this Halloween? Make your own costume!
Imagine a World Without Stairs
Think about all the things in this world that you would no longer be able to access. Your favorite restaurant? Doctor’s office? Your own home? How would this make you feel?
If you were a person with a disability living in the U.S. before the 1990’s, this feeling was (and may still be) a familiar one. The very architecture of society was structured in such a way that ignored the rights of Americans with disabilities.
Everyone Deserves a Vacation
by Elise Giacobbe
Summer is here and the thought crossing everyone’s mind is, “I need a vacation.” We’re all ready to get away and enjoy some well-deserved relaxation. However, before you pack your bags, you may need to make some preparations if you are taking a trip with someone who may have special needs. Many important questions need to be answered: will medical needs be available? Is the area accessible? Will we have fun?