03 Feb

What Causes Vision Loss?


Vision loss or impairment can be caused by a number of injuries, illnesses, and more. Some cases happen gradually while others occur suddenly. In some situations, vision loss can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. But for most, vision loss is a frustrating experience for many as it dramatically changes their way of life.

Age may also play a part in vision loss, usually changes become apparent after 40 years of age.

Here are some common causes of vision loss.

30 Nov

Disability Safety Standards in Amusement Parks


Amusement parks are meant to be fun for everyone, but that can be difficult to ensure for individuals with disabilities. Due to the public nature of amusement and theme parks, they fall under the jurisdiction of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), meaning that they must meet certain accessibility guidelines. The ADA provides standards for the creation and use of amusement rides, water rides, swimming pools, and so much more.

31 Oct

Bicycle Etiquette: Staying Safe on Your Commute


Believe it or not, practicing good bicycle etiquette is not only polite, but it can keep you safe as well. Road rules provide important standards that, when practiced by everyone, offer a default expectation for how other vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles will respond in specific situations. If everyone follows these common guidelines, all commuters have a higher chance of safety.

22 Sep

Pedestrian Etiquette: How to Navigate a City Sidewalk


The basics of walking on city sidewalks may seem like common knowledge, but in reality, many people are unfamiliar with proper pedestrian etiquette. In fact, knowing how to navigate a sidewalk properly in a city setting can be overwhelming, especially with so many variables from transportation options and billboards to many shops and noises. Big cities can be very difficult to navigate, especially if you are from out of town.

02 Sep

How Does Climate Change Influence People with Disabilities?


Scientists have long been warning of climate change and its corresponding challenges for the earth and its inhabitants. But the conversation has rarely focused on what it will mean for people with disabilities, until now.

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) changed that with a resolution calling governments to adopt a disability-inclusive approach for climate change solutions and responses.

30 Aug

11 Tips for Your Bike Commute


As cities and universities seek ways to lessen their negative impact on the environment, more and more people are turning to biking. Not only is biking a good form of exercise, it is also a cost-efficient solution for many nearby commutes while also not adding any more exhaust fumes to the environment.

For some, biking can be a scary or uncertain option because it often includes biking on the road or some dangerous intersections. To help make biking safer, check out these tips for your bike commute.

12 Aug

Climate Change Impact on Individuals with Disabilities


Individuals with disabilities often are overlooked in the conversation about climate change, extreme disasters, and emergency solutions. Since disabilities can differ, individuals with disabilities can be hard to serve, but as climate change becomes an increasing problem, societies and government bodies need to consider these individuals as well.
 

01 Aug

Public Transportation Etiquette: Coronavirus Edition


Public transportation etiquette has always been important, but since the onset of the coronavirus, public transportation etiquette has transitioned from simple politeness to a practice in safety. These days, polite society means wearing a mask and using lots of hand sanitizer. So what does that mean for public transportation, especially as more places go back to work in the office?