Speech-language pathologists Jill Tullman (left) and Mendi Carroll (right) work with Bryce Vernon at Talking with Technology Camp in Empire, Colo., on July 25. Kristen Kidd/KCFR News hide caption

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Margaret Battin's husband, Brooke Hopkins, was left quadriplegic after he collided with an oncoming bicycle while cycling down a hill in Salt Lake City. Courtesy of The New York Times hide caption

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Sound World Solution's hearing device lets a user customize its settings using a Bluetooth connection and a smartphone. Courtesy of Sound World Solutions hide caption

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"These thing that were a part of me before the crash, are still present in me" - Joshua Prager James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Mary Theresa Archbold (left), Anita Hollander and Tiffan Borelli star in Bekah Brunstetter's Gorgeous, part of Theater Breaking Through Barriers' initial Some of Our Parts Festival in 2011. A third round of new short plays runs through June 28 at New York City's Clurman Theatre. Carol Rosegg/Theater Breaking Through Barriers hide caption

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Dylan Murphy, 3, plays with a swan at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. It was his first trip to a museum that didn't overwhelm him. Courtesy of Noelle Murphy hide caption

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Instructional assistant Jessica Reeder touches her nose to get Jacob Day, 3, who has autism, to focus his attention on her during a therapy session in April 2007. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Vending machines at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Ark., were stocked with more healthful snacks in 2006. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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For decades, Hill County Farms, also known as Henry's Turkey Service, housed a group of mentally disabled men in squalor in this former schoolhouse in Atalissa, Iowa. The EEOC won a judgment against the company for exploiting the men. John Schultz/Quad-City Times/ZUMAPRESS.com hide caption

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