Disaboom.com, a site that’s chock-full of disability news and information, has just relaunched its website — and it’s a beauty. The Denver-based company worked with hundreds of people with disabilities — termed “power users” — to come up with the revamp.
For starters, Disaboom stripped out its user-generated content and blogs that tended to overshadow the site, and replaced them with clear and compelling sections like Disability Rights and Advocacy; Assistive Technology; and Health and Wellness. There are also speciality sections for veterans and parents of children with disabilities. And now there’s a wealth of photos, videos, and an expanded search bar.
With its disability roots, Disaboom makes it easy for people with disabilities to navigate, access, and interact with various types of content, resources and services. The company was founded by Dr. J. Glen House, a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation who is also a quadriplegic.
Disaboom is also building out its DisaboomJobs.com site, which it launched in August 2009 and has more than 600,000 postings. They also moved user-generated content, including blogs and chat rooms, to a new site called DisaboomLive.com, which will likely better serve a community looking to connect. And those looking for love might try out LoveByrd.com, a site that offers “first class dating service and social networking website to individuals living with a condition that makes it difficult to meet and connect with other people.”