physically disabled http://iowapublicradio.org en Revisiting the Best and Worst Jobs of 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/revisiting-best-and-worst-jobs-2013 <p>For 25 years <a href="http://www.careercast.com/">CareerCast.com </a>has <a href="http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-worst-jobs-2013">ranked the best and worst jobs.</a> Their rating is based on physical&nbsp;demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook.&nbsp;</p><p>Host Ben&nbsp;Kieffer revisits conversations with a biomedical engineer and an audiologist, two jobs that made the best list.&nbsp; He also speaks to an oil rig worker and a newspaper reporter, two jobs on the worst list.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:39:24 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 34052 at http://iowapublicradio.org Revisiting the Best and Worst Jobs of 2013 Being Physically Disabled in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/being-physically-disabled-iowa-0 <p>All this week we've been hearing what it's like being physically disabled in Iowa. Reports from Iowa Public Radio's Rob Dillard have highlighted many facets from the lives of people who are blind, deaf, and who have trouble with mobility. Today we wrap up the series with several different perspectives on the topic, including that of a blind twenty-two year old college student and a disabled man from Ankeny, who recently grabbed headlines for climbing to the top of Chicago's tallest building.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 18:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard & Ben Kieffer 28291 at http://iowapublicradio.org Being Physically Disabled in Iowa: Sports http://iowapublicradio.org/post/being-physically-disabled-iowa-sports-0 <p>Today, Iowa Public Radio concludes its week-long series “Being Physically Disabled in Iowa.” It’s estimated that 96-thousand Iowans between the ages of 16-and-64 have some type of physical disability. Many of them are keeping their competitive fires burning by joining adaptive sports programs. Reporter Rob Dillard takes us to a gym and a ball field to meet a group of disabled athletes.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 28280 at http://iowapublicradio.org Being Physically Disabled in Iowa: Farmer http://iowapublicradio.org/post/being-physically-disabled-iowa-farmer <p>Today Iowa Public Radio has the third segment in a five-part series titled “Being Physically Disabled in Iowa.” It’s estimated that some 20 percent of the nation’s farmers are working the land with some type of physical disability. That compares with six percent of the overall workforce who are disabled. Reporter Rob Dillard takes us to a farm in Central Iowa, where a long-time farmer is adjusting to a missing limb.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 28279 at http://iowapublicradio.org Being Physically Disabled in Iowa: Special Schools http://iowapublicradio.org/post/being-physically-disabled-iowa-special-schools-1 <p>Today we continue with our five-part series about what it means to be physically disabled in Iowa. There are two special schools for disabled students in the state – The Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton and the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs. They both fall under the auspices of the Iowa Board of Regents. But as reporter Rob Dillard tells us, they are taking different approaches to providing an education for the young people they serve.</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 28278 at http://iowapublicradio.org Being Physically Disabled in Iowa: Accessibility http://iowapublicradio.org/post/being-physically-disabled-iowa-accessibility <p>Today, Iowa Public Radio continues its week-long series “Being Physically Disabled in Iowa.” Over the past 20 years, access to public buildings for people in wheelchairs has vastly improved. The 1992 Americans with Disabilities Act gets much of the credit. This federal law requires facilities to take reasonable, achievable steps to remove barriers for people with disabilities. Reporter Rob Dillard spent a recent afternoon with a wheelchair-bound woman, checking out various public buildings in Des Moines. They found a few roadblocks still in place.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 28276 at http://iowapublicradio.org