Google Self Driving Car

This technology could really benefit people with disabilities, especially blindness. … [Read more...]

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"Disabled Writers Speak Out About Voters Rights" Lydia M. Crabtree and Erick DuPree are writers in the upcoming anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction and Illness. This week they wrote about the DOMA decision and Voter Rights changes."What is it like to raise a child who's different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon … [Read more...]

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Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter.Interviewed by Pagan Families BlogI was recently interviewed by Sarah Whedon, PhD of the Pagan Families blog about my experience as a disabled Pagan … [Read more...]

EnableTalk Gloves Worn on the Wrong Hand?

In the post "High Tech Gloves Translate Sign Language into Text and Voice" there is a video about EnableTalk gloves. This technology is being developed to translate sign language into speech. I wondered how it would effect the Deaf Community and those who are speech impaired. Would they welcome the technology? Ocean, from the Deaf Pagan Crossroads, provided a very insightful comment which I wanted to share with readers.As a Deaf person myself who has been signing for over 30 years, while … [Read more...]

High Tech Gloves Translate Sign Language into Text and Voice

SlateNewsChannel video about the new sensor-heavy gloves that translate sign language users' gestures into text and voice.How will this effect the Deaf Community and those who are speech impaired? Will they welcome the technology or will there be similar controversy as there is surrounding cochlear implants? EnableTalk doesn't involve surgery but it will effect Deaf Culture.Video transcription provided by Slate.com:Could modern technology provide a huge leap forward for sign … [Read more...]

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Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter."Community for the 21st Century" The New Existentialists This article explains that community is Being-with others. Taking in the presence of others and … [Read more...]

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At the Staff of Asclepius, technology is often showcased because it is used to advance the physical well being of many different people. TED videos are most commonly posted since they are cutting edge and also include humanitarian and environmental topics. If you come across other YouTube videos that you think are fascinating send a link to me tara.miller21 (@) gmail.comVIDEO: How annoying CAPTCHA meant to catch spam software was redesigned to harness human potential.After re-purposing … [Read more...]

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VIDEO: Surgeon and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system -- improving motion, control and even feeling. Onstage, patient Amanda Kitts helps demonstrate this next-gen robotic arm.VIDEO: Uploaded by JvMLimmat "Pro Infirmis conducts an experiment: there are only a few people who don`t have empathy with disabled people. Nevertheless, the passenger seat in the public bus next to Fabian often stays empty. Handicapped people are a regular part … [Read more...]

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VIDEO: TED Talks: Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline. … [Read more...]


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