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Have you ever dreamed of paragliding? Based in Leicester, the British company Flyability has a variety of paragliding buggies that allow those with disabilities to fly solo or tandem with an instructor.

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Handpose: Fully Articulated Hand Tracking Microsoft Research Introducing a new real-time articulated hand tracker which can enable new possibilities for human-computer interaction (HCI). Our system accurately reconstructs complex hand poses across a variety of subjects using only a single depth camera. It also allows for a high-degree of robustness, continually recovering from tracking failure...

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Meet Maayan Ziv, Canada’s Own Accessibility Detective This story is part of #🇨🇦 ❤, a new series celebrating people all across Canada. “Being an accessibility detective wasn’t a job I wanted to have,” says Maayan Ziv (@maayanziv_), a photographer who was born with muscular dystrophy. “But I got so frustrated with spending hours calling ahead and researching to find out if the ...

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All I’ve ever wanted was to be normal, but that was never in the cards for me. 12 years ago, I sprained both ankles in a two-week period. I didn’t know it yet, but this was due to weakened joints from a genetic disorder that had been in my body since birth. As a result of these injuries, I had to abandon my spot on the crew team and stop swimming. I would never walk the same again. 6 year...

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https://twitter.com/amaryah_sa/status/989220424285376512 “Access is about whether people have the time to study, the attention to study (uninterrupted by other shit), and the material support to study. That’s it. It’s not fucking magic that helps me understand Marx. Shit is hard to understand.”

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Exploring Maverick's Tide Pools with NOAA!

+Tu Lam and I set off on an adventure this Saturday! Checking...

*Exploring Maverick's Tide Pools with NOAA!* + Tu Lam and I set off on an adventure this Saturday! Checking out the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary....or the part of it exposed by the extreme low tide on Saturday. It was a great way to spend an afternoon learning a bit more about this place we call home! They do these events once a month and it's always different. January 21st w...

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I took my walker, Lucille, to the Ed Sheeran concert last night. It was my first time using her in public, but it went SHOCKINGLY well. Like… I honestly wasn’t excepting so much accessibility?? They put me through a special line at the metal detectors, and the security guard who searched me was incredibly kind and respectful. The staff member who scanned our tickets told us how to get t...

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