Video still. Dr. Arshia Khan interacts with a small white robot
Assistive Technology and AI on Individuals with Dementia

A team of computer scientists at the University of Minnesota Duluth are exploring how artificial intelligence and robots may be able to assist people with dementia.

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Social Security Proposes Update To SSI Calculation

The Social Security administration is proposing new rules to fix inconsistencies in how benefits are determined across states.

The mascots of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games pose next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris
One year before Paralympics, Paris trying to make city more accessible to those with disabilities

France has earmarked about 1.5 billion euros to fund improvements in the city to make it more accessible before it hosts the Paralympics in 2024.

Elizabeth Schoen with her black Labrador service dog, Eva, at Gravelly Point Park near Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia
Airlines tried to stop fake service animals. It kept blind people off flights.

New DOT regulations intended to prohibit untrained pets from airplanes require paperwork that is often inaccessible to screen readers, creating barriers for blind travelers.

Seal of the Department of Veterans Affairs cast in bronze
Thousands of veterans’ disability claims delayed, some for years

A technical issue has failed to appropriately route about 32,000 disability claims since 2018.