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Regenerating renouncement

Chronic wounds can be healed without pain thanks to new plasters. Now a research team from Imperial College, London, has discovered that nerve damage could be repaired through intermittent fasting rather than surgical procedures. The team’s research showed that fasting led to the gut bacteria producing more of a certain metabolite, which helped the ends of nerve cells to...

Extraordinary talent

Video games programmed by women or based on stories written by diverse creatives make our world more colourful. Now an organisation is campaigning to allow people with disabilities the chance to forge a Hollywood career. Disabled screenwriters with initial experience can apply for a grant to cover living costs and become part of a spiritually akin writing community. Included...

Unlimiting access

A new website promises support for people with limited mobility when travelling. Independent travel means freedom. Thanks to a German company, this could now become a sustainable reality for people with disabilities. Using a startup’s electric vehicle, the company converts and adapts it in 20 different ways. Revolving and suspended seats make it easy to get inside. When alighting,...

Inclusive Holidays

At birthday parties it’s candles, at Christmas time it’s lights. This December, the city of Madrid is giving people with visual and intellectual disabilities the chance to enjoy the magic of Christmas. A research team from Carlos University has developed an app which stores 31 yuletide visiting points. Once the tracking system is activated, users can choose one of...

Assured assistance

For a beach holiday we search for a hotel overlooking the sea. People with limited mobility, however, don’t always know what awaits them on site. Now a startup from Italy is aiming to change that with its tailored search engine. So far, users can carry out an Italy-wide search for accommodation, offices or cuisine that meet specific requirements regarding...

Access all areas

Sometimes all you need is the right support. In the field of eSports, for example. Now, a startup from Missouri has developed a keyboard which gives children with intellectual or physical disabilities the means to operate a computer. The board has 11 keys, which, when used in combination, can create letters, or be used as a mouse. The device...

Comforting time-out

When things get on top of us, we look for peace and serenity. A designer from France has created a chair specially aimed at preventing people within the Autism spectrum from experiencing sensory-overload. The cocoon-like chair is equipped with noise-absorbing, plain cushions which can be inflated at the touch of a button. The resulting pressure on the torso and...

Extraordinary appearance

Children grow up knowing what they want to be. Many end up realizing their dreams. Take this young man from Leeds, for example. Born with an extra chromosome, his parents encouraged him that anything was possible from an early age. Now 20, he is about to embark on a career for a major UK children’s TV channel - becoming...

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