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He defies laws of gravity to brew beer

He defies laws of gravity to brew beer Like most other daily activities for anyone who uses a wheelchair, gravity is only a helpful tool if items are within arm’s reach. For Dave Luskey, who damaged his T12 vertebrae in a fall seven years ago, using a wheelchair meant a huge life change. It also changed his award-winning home brewing hobby. The accident and ...

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Providing digital access – Accessible360 helps make websites, apps accessible

Providing digital access – Accessible360 helps make websites, apps accessible Since 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has ensured equal opportunity for Americans who live with physical and mental conditions that limit their means. While wheelchair ramps, closed captioning and wider doorways have become commonplace, the digital realm still lags behind. Accessible360, founded by entrepreneur Mark Lacek, seeks to fix that oversight. The company’s purpose ...

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Suicide concerns: St. Paul High Bridge neighbors want to make changes

Suicide concerns: St. Paul High Bridge neighbors want to make changes [caption id="attachment_20452" align="alignleft" width="409"] Changing perceptions may be one way to address concernsabout suicide. Photo from Yahoo Images.[/caption] St. Paul’s iconic High Bridge spans 160 feet above the majestic Mississippi River. Those traveling across the bridge recently may have noticed painted phone numbers there. It’s part of an effort to deter suicides at the bridge. Ideas implemented at the High ...

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