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Gift Guide for Disabled People
Selecting thoughtful and considerate gifts for disabled individuals involves recognizing their unique needs, preferences, and interests. Keep in mind that disabilities can vary widely, so it's essential to consider the individual's specific circumstances and abilities. Here are some general ideas that may be suitable for various situations:
Navigating the Holidays with Chronic Illness
The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, for those living with chronic illness, the holidays can bring a unique set of challenges. Navigating through the festive season with health limitations requires a thoughtful approach to balance enjoyment and self-care. In this blog post, we'll explore some strategies for individuals with chronic illnesses to make the most of the holidays while prioritizing their well-being.
Dateability: The Dating Revolution We Know We Needed
In a world that values convenience and instant connection, dating apps have changed the landscape of romance and relationships. But not for everyone. There exists a significant portion of the population for whom these platforms are a reminder of their marginalized status: people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Enter Dateability—a dating app that is shattering stereotypes, challenging norms, and revolutionizing the way we perceive love.
Life with a Feeding Tube
Throughout my years as a disabled woman, I have had to make important decisions about my body and healthcare. By far the most daunting decision I had to make was back in 2021, when my medical team advised me it was time to get a feeding tube due to a severe case of gastroparesis. Today, I celebrate two years of living with a feeding tube. It hasn't always been a breeze, but I'm healthier and …
The Lived Disabled Experience of Matthew Shapiro
People often wonder what it's like to date as a disabled person. Who better to hear from than a disabled person themself? Meet Matthew Shapiro, a Virginia man whose experience with Cerebral Palsy has shaped much of his life. In our first video blog post, you'll learn about Matthew's dating life and what he has learned throughout his adult years.
Why Disability Employment Month is So Important
Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in October is an annual celebration of the valuable contributions and achievements of individuals with disabilities in the workforce. It serves as a reminder to prioritize inclusivity, diversity, and equality in the workplace.
An Accessible Night Out in Denver
On October 14, Dateability, Roll Mobility, and Denver Pub Crawl hosted Denver's first accessible bar crawl! It was a night full of community, inclusion, and great drinks!
Celebrating One Year of Dateability
Today, we are celebrating Dateability's first birthday! On October 21, 2022, Dateability launched across North America. We are so proud of our accomplishments, and we could not have done it without our wonderful community and supporters.
Cleanlogic: Accessibility in Body Care
With October being Disability Employment Month and Blindness Awareness Month, we want to highlight CleanLogic, a body care brand whose mission is to help those with visual impairments. CleanLogic was founded by Isaac Shapiro, whose mom had lost her vision as child. He knew that creating accessible products would be life changing for his mother and the other 25 million Americans living with visual impairments. By including Braille on product packing and donating a portion …
Moving on From Heartbreak
Heartbreak is a universal feeling. Most people experience it multiple times and it's natural to feel like your world is crashing down. While it's ok to give yourself some time to mourn the relationship, here are some tips to speed the process along and let yourself heal as best as possible!
Dating in a Pandemic: Ideas for Safe Dates
While many people have declared the pandemic over, much of the disabled and chronically ill population are still taking safety precautions. This can be especially hard in the dating space, but luckily, with Dateability, we have COVID-cautious users (you can event select "COVID-cautious" as a Dateability Deet)!
How Dateable is Your Dateability Profile?
Not all dating app profiles are created equally! Follow these tips to ensure you have the best chance at finding your match.
Disability Rights & The Continued Fight
Disability Rights & The Continued Fight In July 2023, the United States of America celebrated the 33rd Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law after decades of advocacy by disability rights activists and supporters. Under the ADA, schools and workplaces are now required to have ramps, elevators, designated parking spots and curb cuts, and to provide accommodations for …
Dating With a Stutter
Embarking on the path of dating is an adventure filled with a whirlwind of emotions—excitement, nervousness, and anticipation. For those of us who stutter, this journey can come with a few extra twists and turns. It's important to remember, however, that these additional layers do not diminish the beauty or worth of the journey—quite the contrary. They merely call for some additional navigation and a generous dose of empathy.
Pride Month: Including Disabled People in the Celebration
During Pride Month, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community's achievements and progress towards equality. It's important to recognize and amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ individuals with disabilities, highlighting their unique experiences. By understanding their challenges and contributions, we can foster a more inclusive society.
From Shame to Change: My Dating Journey as a Disabled Woman
As a millennial, it is not uncommon for my generation to meet partners on dating apps, so when I graduated college and moved to Denver, I gave the apps a good shot. I set up my profile using my favorite photos of myself, crafted a cheeky bio, and began swiping! The matches rolled in and I felt excited…but the excitement didn’t last long.
Love Without Boundaries: Navigating the Challenges of Romance for People with Disabilities, Chronic Illness, and Neurodivergence
Love is a universal language that transcends boundaries, yet for many individuals with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and neurodivergence, the journey to find love and experience romance can be filled with unique challenges. In a society that often places limitations on who is deemed deserving of love, it is crucial to shed light on the barriers faced by these individuals and advocate for a more inclusive and empathetic approach to relationships.
All Things Dizziness
Dizziness and vertigo are among the most common, and most debilitating, complaints in doctors offices and Emergency Departments; about 20-30% of the population is affected by dizziness annually (1). Despite it being one of the most common complaints, it is not a symptom that many physicians and other providers know a lot about. So, if you are a person who lives with dizziness, let’s dive into what that could look like for you, and what …
Tips for Your Dateability Profile
Tips for Your Dateability Profile Online dating can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! What should you include in your bio? Which pictures should you use? Here are some tips to make your dating app experience the most fun and successful: 1. Photos: When choosing photos, use ones that are the best representation of yourself! Don’t use photoshopped pictures—you are beautiful the way you are. Use high quality photos (and ditch the sunglasses!). …
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