Living Universal Design

We’re Excited For… The 2018 Disability Pride Parade & Festival!

July 26-30 is an exciting weekend for supporters of people with disabilities. The annual Buffalo Disability Pride Festival will take place at several locations downtown that weekend, and it’s jam packed with events, activities and...READ MORE of this article

Accessibility in the Workplace: Is What’s “Legal” Enough?

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed. Part of this legislation mandates that employers cannot discriminate on the basis of disability. In 2015, there were 26,968 charges of disability discrimination filed through the...READ MORE of this article

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Hurray for Inclusive Clothing Design!

It seems we may be entering a new era of clothing design for people whose bodies don't fit comfortably into traditional clothing designs.READ MORE of this article

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Advocating Isn’t Easy

It takes persistence and determination, things that may be in short supply during stressful events, to stand up for yourself and your rights. Advocacy isn't easy.
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Starlight Studio – Inclusivity in Art

Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, located next to People Inc. on Delaware Rd. and West Tupper St. in Buffalo, is an inclusive art gallery and day program that supports adults with disabilities through art. Participants...READ MORE of this article

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Yoga Practice Without Using Your Arms

I walked into class and the first thing someone said to me was, " how are you going to do yoga without an arm?" It's funny, but that one statement felt very... unwelcoming. READ MORE of this article

Book Recommendation: “Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure”

“Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure,” by Eli Clare, is not the quick read I thought it would be. Instead, it was a book that challenged me, inspired me, and offered a painfully personal, unique view...READ MORE of this article

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Ableism? What is that?

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UD Enterprises USA Sled Hockey Workshop 2017

Sled hockey players rely on their upper body strength and core strength, so sometimes their backs, shoulders, abdominal muscles and hip flexors are tight or sore from heavy use and strain. This yoga routine focuses...READ MORE of this article

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How Many Joints Can You Replace and Still Be Human?

Shoulder replacement surgery didn't really feel like a choice to me due to increasing pain and loss of function. READ MORE of this article