Howdy Homemade Ice Cream continues to expand in DFW | Dallas Morning News
Disability Rights Activists Urge Apple to Allow Persian Speakers to Access VoiceOver Screen Reader | Iran Human Rights
VoiceOver Could be Crucial Tool for Blind and Low-Vision Persian Speakers More than 1,300 people had signed a petition as of August 9, 2019, by Persian-speaking disability rights activists calling on Apple to make its VoiceOver technology available to Persian-speaking users. “Excluding a number of people with disabilities from using new technologies is against the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990… which emphasize identifying and eliminating barriers to access to information, communications and electronic services,” said the petition.
Swelling numbers of Americans these days are working in retirement, taking part-time jobs and launching businesses. And retirees are increasingly staying in their homes rather than moving to retirement communities. They’re also, however, breaking the mold in a potentially worrisome direction: embracing debt.
With continued attention from policymakers on prescription drug costs, a 2019 KFF Health Tracking Poll took a deep dive into the views of Americans on a variety of topics related to prescription drugs with special attention paid to the experiences and attitudes of older adults, defined here as people ages 65 and older. Older adults’ experiences with prescription medications can vary significantly based on their health status, how many prescription drugs they are currently taking, and other demographic variables like household income. This data note explores the varied experiences of older adults across such different demographic groups. With most older adults (83%) reporting that they currently have insurance that helps them pay for prescription drugs1, this data note also explores how older adults chose their prescription drug plans and what they prioritize in their coverage. In addition, it explores older adults’ views on several prescription drug policy options currently being discussed by policymakers.
Prenatal care for women and their babies has advanced at a stunning rate in recent decades. We now routinely peek into the womb and see babies sucking their thumbs, smiling, hiccuping, and doing back flips. Tests have been developed which allow parents and their doctors to detect abnormalities and can prepare a couple with a potentially high-risk pregnancy for a baby with special needs. We even have miraculous prenatal surgery that can repair serious conditions like spina bifida and return the baby to the womb to continue developing.
During an extended period of travel last year, my husband and I lent our house in the Ozarks to an older couple who were having work done on their own house. We returned after a month away to a spotless house and two hostess gifts. But there was also a distinctive smell in the air: slightly stale and sweet, like the musty first whiff of strawberries in a cardboard box.
Mindset Matters: Capturing The Disability Narrative For The Next Wave Of Business Innovation | Forbes
Business is at an inflection point as it pertains to disability. Organizations can no longer simply relegate disability only under the supervision of human resources, diversity and inclusion or even that of a corporate employee resource group. The disability narrative must be expanded into the larger fabric of the value proposition of any company and needs to be understood as a critical component to business operations in areas ranging from marketing and advertising to the design of products and services and everywhere in between. It is time for the reinvention of disability to be of paramount importance for the business of the 21st century.
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