A website that models what we mean about universal design

I'm addicted to the website TED Talks. These folks offer such a comprehensive array of informative discussions on topics across technology, entertainment and design. But, I love them even more as I appreciate their design and functionality...offering the clickable ease to turn on/off subtitles in a range of languages.
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Why we need to keep understanding that brain research

This weekend, the Wall Street Journal had a great article about a researcher's study of Albert Einstein's brain, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124293408731044311.html. As this author noted, Einstein's brain was overly developed in certain areas--possibly accounting for his genius and/or unique perspectives. Einstein also had difficulty in traditional school settings and excelled when he had the opportunity to attend to his intuition and senses.  Understanding this research and much of the same...
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Impact of injury to the brain

Recently I was discussing with a book club the amazing message written by brain scientist, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor as she recounted the effects of a stroke she experienced. In her book, Stroke of Insight, she describes with detail the impact of such a brain injury to the left hemisphere of her brain. How she was able to "redirect" her right brain to find functions in her left brain....necessary for her ability to seek help during this amazing ordeal. As we shared our collective perspectives of th...
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