(As seen on DMDoptions.com.) The Washington Post reports that stem cell research in the U.S. isn’t exactly booming, due primarily to the fact that only three colonies of embryo cells are readily available to researchers. Can we get moving here, Continue reading Stem cell research far from booming
Since some people with Dejerine-Sottas experience deafness or hearing loss to some degree, I thought this story from CNN was applicable: Talking gloves to break barriers for deaf. (They don’t actually talk, they just display what the sign-language user is Continue reading Talking with your hands
The BBC, The Independent, MSNBC, Slashdot, and Nature (subscription required) are all running stories about The Dasher Project. They’re touting it as an eye-operated computer system, which is not quite accurate: Dasher is a text-entry interface, driven by "natural continuous Continue reading Say it with just a glance
Interesting gallery of Genomic Art.
The US government quietly released a clarification of Bush’s restrictive policy on stem cell research – making it far less restrictive than feared. And a $5 million grant has been announced to the University of California, San Francisco, in order Continue reading Outlook for US stem cell research brightens
To kick off this site, I’d like to begin with one of my favorite articles on the subject of assistive technology, The Next Brainiacs by John Hockenberry, from Wired. (Hockenberry, by the way, is also the author of Moving Violations: Continue reading When you think disability, think zeitgeist