Disability Support & Advice from Peer Experts

Check out our latest articles with disability coping tips, support, and life hacks from peer experts. Here at The Ability Toolbox, you can learn from disabled people like you who understand what you’re going through.


 

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An Introduction to Different Types of Prosthetics for Amputees

If you're an amputee, understanding the types of prosthetics can help you choose a device that matches your life, personality, and needs. In this guide, we ...

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Social Inclusion and Disability: Breaking Down Barriers

In the quest for a society that values every individual, we must confront the challenges faced by people with disabilities in achieving true social inclusion. ...

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What Is Ableism? Understanding Disability Discrimination & Prejudice

If you or someone you care about has a disability, you've probably experienced or witnessed ableism. Here's what you need to know about it, and what you can do ...

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How Systemic Ableism Is Built Into Society, and What We Can Do About It

If you or someone you care about has a disability, you've probably quickly figured out that the world wasn't built with disabled people in mind. In fact, it ...

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What Is Internalized Ableism? Tips for Overcoming Self-Stigma

If you're a disabled person who feels shame about your condition and struggles to ask for help or advocate for your rights, you may be battling one of the ...

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Let’s Bust These 6 Disability Myths That Are at the Root of Ableism

Ableism -- prejudice against people with disabilities -- is rooted in disability myths and historical stigmas, some of which date back hundreds or thousands of ...

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Am I Disabled? How to Know If You Have a Disability

If you've ever asked yourself, "Am I disabled?" this guide will help you determine if you have a disability and what it means for your life. If you were ...

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Why Peer Experts Are the Key Leaders in the Disability Community

In the disability community, peer experts draw on their lived experiences to provide support and advocate for civil rights and equality. We have a saying in ...

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Seeking a Support Network: How People with Physical Disabilities Can Empower Their Healthcare Journeys

Navigating the healthcare system can be an odyssey, especially for people with physical disabilities. Between juggling medical appointments, family, work, and ...

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How to Stay Warm in the Winter as a Wheelchair User

If you have a disability and use a wheelchair, scooter, walker, or other mobility aid, these tips can help you stay warm in the winter and cope with cold ...

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How to Use Public Transit Alone in a New Place as a Physically Disabled Traveler

These tips can help you use public transit alone as a traveler with a physical disability, even in a new and unfamiliar city. Public transit can be an ...

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How Google Algorithms Silence Disabled Voices

"Just Google it." Chances are you’ve used that phrase this week. Google has become a verb, the act of looking up something via search engine. Yet we often take ...

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