The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) helps increase the employment, retention, and advancement of people with disabilities with accessible technology. Recently, PEAT announced a new accessibility evaluation tool, “TechCheck”. TechCheck is a free, interactive tool that helps organizations evaluate their accessible technology efforts and find resources to develop them further.
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For people with disabilities, finding accessible restaurants and stores can be frustrating. Review sites like Yelp will tell you about menus and customer service, but not if they have a wheelchair ramp. Very often, there is no way to know if a business is accessible until you go check it out yourself. However, there are several websites that are trying to change this by giving people with disabilities a place to rate and review the accessibility of local restaurants, hotels, and other businesses, and find accessible spots reviewed by others.
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By Richard DeRemer as told to Doug Schmidt
Seven or eight years ago, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. I’ve always had some difficulty with social situations, but I spent most of my life not knowing why. I was just labeled as “odd”.
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Roughly one-fifth of the television viewing audience has a disability, but they almost never see actors with disabilities on TV. Even when the story includes main characters with disabilities, these actors are often passed over. Why are they so often excluded?
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