Technology Guide for People with Disabilities

Having disabilities is not an obstacle for students to enter a college. Various organizations work to help people with disabilities to overcome social, physical, attitudinal or other difficulties and avoid exclusion from many areas of life. Many employers nowadays offer opportunities for them to earn decent money. And there are multiple resources, software programs, and technological devices to help young …

A Guide to Smart Home Tech for the Elderly and Disabled

People who are disabled or advanced in age will benefit from smart home technology more than others. Smart home devices do more for people who might otherwise not be able to control things in their homes on their own. The options that people can find for their smart home needs cover a diverse array of functions. These smart home devices …

Housing for People with Disabilities

As someone living with a physical or emotional disability, you’re no stranger to overcoming obstacles. However, buying a home often presents an entirely unique set of challenges. For that reason, The Simple Dollar’s fully accessible guide to home loans for people with disabilities has vital information you need to know. This guide offers a comprehensive overview of resources and opportunities …

Guide to Home Ownership for People with Disabilities

Owning a home is a key part of the American dream. Unfortunately, if you have a disability, you may find it harder to afford to buy and retrofit a home to accommodate your needs. That’s because if you are unable to work or if you face significant medical expenses, you might not be able to qualify for a traditional mortgage or …

Students with disabilities: Your guide to landing a job

Many students think that finding a good well-paid job is the real challenge and it is indeed true considering a 37% unemployment rate among the civilian non-institutional population of 16 years and older. However, students with disabilities are the ones who face even more obstacles as barely 20% of them mentioned that they are employed, according to the 2018 annual …

Renters’ Rights and Housing Assistance for People with Disabilities

Living independently is a goal for many young adults with disabilities. It’s an important part of having a fulfilling life, and the drive for freedom exists regardless of ability.  Establishing a home outside the nest looks different for each adult child with special needs. This guide will cover situations related to host homes and self-reliant apartment living. Read more.

Everything you need to know about Disability Home Loan Grants

A disability shouldn’t prevent you from owning a home. Loan programs exist on a state and national level with low or no-down payment requirements and affordable interest rates. Several non-profit organizations build custom homes for people with disabilities. Luckily, there are numerous programs and grants for homebuyers with disabilities, limited resources, and low incomes. Moreover, most states provide mortgage assistance …

Ultimate Guide to Home Remodeling for People with Disabilities

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 40 million Americans living with a disability, which represents 12.7 percent of the total civilian non-institutionalized population. There are several resources available to help individuals living with a disability to not only have a comfortable home, but the ability to own a home that’s designed to allow them to live safely and happily. …

Home Modifications for Seniors and People with Disabilities

According to 2017 U.S. Census population estimates, there are nearly 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older, and by 2060, that number will surpass 98 million. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that older Americans experience 29 million falls a year, resulting in 7 million injuries – and states that falls …

Autism and Travel

Traveling with Autism Traveling is a bit more complicated when you have a child on the autism spectrum, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. With some advance planning and a good safety strategy, you can make transitions and time in transit a lot more manageable. Read more.