Thursday, June 24, 2010
Americans have long been enamored of the amazing feats of strength, speed, cunning, and agility of comic book superheroes. But, just like humans, not all superheroes are "typical" in their abilities. Both DC and Marvel comics have developed superheroes with disabilities.
Now, the folks at Furious Fanboys have put together a list of ten superheroes with disabilities. Among them are Daredevil and his opposite, Echo. Also listed is Professor X. To see the full list of superheroes with disabilities, go to http://furiousfanboys.com/2010/06/10-superheroes-with-a-handicap/
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
On Saturday, June 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Braille Institute’s headquarters in Los Angeles, the best of the best students in the country will compete in an academic challenge requiring them to transcribe, type and read braille. According to an article in LISNEWS, "Most [of the students in the competition] were born blind, others lost their sight due to cancer or viral infections, but they all share a tenacity that drives them to succeed in spite of their disability."
To read the full article, go to http://lisnews.org/putting_their_braille_skills_test
For more about the Braille Institute, go to http://www.brailleinstitute.org/