• 7 Great Apps for People with Disabilities

    We all have our challenges, some big, some small, and some that require assistance. As a blind man, I know firsthand the importance of reliable technology, not just for the use of completing chores, but also for mingling with everyone else. Here are seven apps for people with disabilities that enhance anything from socializing to buying groceries.

  • A PTSD Diary: Thoughts on Being Physically Disabled

    For the past three weeks I've been physically disabled, unable to leave my apartment by myself. I've been using a walker for mobility — I'm hoping that my doctor will allow me to switch to a cane sometime next week. A physical therapist comes over three times a week to help me get my bad leg back into shape. I have an orthopedic chair in my shower stall as I can only stand on my own for a few seconds at a time. Stairs are particularly dangerous for me.

  • Discussing Depression and Disability in the LGBT and Black Communities

    Depression is common. But more common is the fact that, as a society, we don’t openly talk about depression and its impact on our communities. And while depression is very debilitating, and is recognized as a disability by the Americans with Disability Act (A.D.A.), its constant misunderstanding causes people who suffer from it to be misjudged.

  • International Film Festival Superfest Celebrates Disability

    People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the United States, according to the Current Population Survey. Still, despite the considerable size of this community, people with disabilities have had minimal representation in film. For three decades, the international disability film festival Superfest, which this year is being co-presented by the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University and the Lighthouse for the Blind San Francisco, has given both emerging and established filmmakers a place to present edgy and new perspectives on disability on the silver screen.

  • New Accessibility App Makes Enjoying a Trip to the Movies Inclusive for All


    For most young people, adolescence is a time filled with fashion and romantic concerns. For Alex Koren, his teen years were the beginning of a quest for equal access for the hearing impaired.

  • Seeing in the Dark: Sex and Disability

    While sex and disability are two topics rarely discussed together in popular culture, thanks to dating and hookup websites, people with disabilities are finding communities where they can not only chat about sex, but also enjoy the occasional booty call.

  • Seeing in the Dark: Why Posing Your Pet as a Service Animal is Problematic

    To put it simply, dogs are amazing. Whether they are begging for food with those piercing eyes, or smothering you with wet kisses, they make it impossible not to smile.

  • Wilton Station Resident May Sue Over Pool Lift

    The Americans with Disabilities Act doesn’t require a pool lift be installed at Wilton Station, but David Ferebee thinks principle should have compelled the condo association to provide one.