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Della, center, is seen with Scrooge, Louie, Dewy and Huey.

How empowered ‘DuckTales’ character inspires young girls, children with disabilities

"DuckTales" executive producer Matt Youngberg was recently told a story that he said was life changing. When the accomplished showrunner and his co-producer, Francisco Angones, decided to bring the famed Disney show back to TV, they knew they wanted to not only ...continue.
Porter Ellett, middle, senior assistant to head coach Andy Reid, watches over a training camp session at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.

Losing an arm helped make this Chiefs assistant coach who he is

As senior assistant to the head coach for the Chiefs, Porter Ellett might as well be Andy Reid’s shadow. Maybe you’ve seen him nearby during practice or games and wondered about the guy Reid is apt to call his “left-hand man.” ...continue.
Crystal Chigbu, founder of The IREDE Foundation (Photo: CNN)

This woman is helping disabled children walk for the first time

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) Crystal Chigbu cried herself to sleep for many nights after giving birth to her daughter, Beulah, in 2009. Doctors in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial center, had informed her that Beulah had been born with tibial hemimelia, a rare medical condition characterized ...continue.
First-ever noninvasive mind-controlled robotic arm

First-ever noninvasive mind-controlled robotic arm

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device control. Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), researchers have developed the first-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm ...continue.
Drawing of person with a pencil erasing the leg

TLI and Mayo Clinic Participate in Amputee Coalition Conference

As part of its partnership with Mayo Clinic in the development of a Limb Loss and Preservation Registry (Registry) for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation (TLI) supported the Mayo Clinic participation at the Amputee ...continue.
Inclusive Mobility / Volkswagen

Volkswagen developing mobility solutions for people with disabilities

Volkswagen Newsroom | July 30, 2019 | Photo: Inclusive Mobility / Volkswagen Volkswagen Group of America has a big mission: offering mobility solutions for people with disabilities. The Inclusive Mobility initiative is more than just a name; it’s a program that directly engages with ...continue.