Hamill: Visionaries working to change disabled lives serve as reminder of Dad’s wooden cross

A quarter-century after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, modern technology is bringing startling new improvements to the future of the handicapped.

Maybe because I was raised the son of an amputee, I was intrigued by the AT&T/NYU Connect Ability Challenge, a $100,000 contest to get technology developers to come up with ways for the disabled to live easier and more fulfilling lives.

“We received 63 submissions from 15 countries and 15 states,” says Kerri Lyon, an AT&T spokeswoman. 

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