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The ADA and the High Expectations of a New Generation

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The ADA and the High Expectations of a New Generation

Millions of young people grew up knowing the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act as a birthright. They now demand its guarantees — and even more.

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What Disability Means Today, and Could Mean Tomorrow

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What Disability Means Today, and Could Mean Tomorrow

Disability is something that affects just about all of us at some point. If you aren’t born with a disability, you may temporarily become disabled through an injury or an illness. Many people also age into disability, or see a loved one, friend or co-worker live with it.

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Accessibility and inclusive design create opportunities for two very important building blocks of life, education and employment. Education can lead to employment, employment can lead to financial stability, which can lead to independence, which can lead to the ability to make important life choices and vastly elevate an individual's quality of life.

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What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power

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What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power

Tracking a Haitian cholera outbreak, she describes how a lack of street addresses can be a matter of life or death. She points out that “about 70 percent of the world is insufficiently mapped, including many cities with more than a million people.” Adding that these are usually the planet’s poorest places, she quotes a Brazilian scientist who studied snake venom and observed, “Where there are snakes, there are no statistics; and where there are statistics, there are no snakes.”

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Truncated Domes Made From Living Concrete?

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Truncated Domes Made From Living Concrete?

For centuries, builders have been making concrete roughly the same way: by mixing hard materials like sand with various binders, and hoping it stays fixed and rigid for a long time to come.

Now, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has created a rather different kind of concrete — one that is alive and can even reproduce.

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