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Top 30 Social Good Ideas in May

From Wheelchair-Sharing Networks to Aphasia-Aiding Emoji Apps

— May 28, 2017 — Social Good
From wheelchair-sharing networks to Aphasia-aiding emoji apps, the May 2017 social good trends reveal an ongoing push to make the world a more accessible place. This is largely the result of new technology, which is being used to help people with disabilities.

One of the ways that technology is improving life for those with disabilities is by helping them better communicate their needs. For example, Samsung Wemogee is a new app by Samsung Italia that gives people with aphasia a simple way to communicate.

Technology is also helping to breakdown barriers -- be they physical or societal -- for others. As featured in the May 2017 social good trends, this includes WHILL's WeDrive service, which connects people with mobility devices and Coding Autism, which teaches programming to adults on the autism spectrum.
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Low-Cost Women's Health Initiatives
Low-Cost Women's Health Initiatives
Zubaida Bai's Gives an Important Speech On Women's Health
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Patience-Encouraging Autism PSAs
Patience-Encouraging Autism PSAs
This Short Video Shows How Overwhelming Some Interactions Can Be
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28
Down Syndrome Awareness Ads
Down Syndrome Awareness Ads
'Not Special Needs' Aims to Break Barriers for Those with Disabilities
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Rapper-Led Career Workshops
Rapper-Led Career Workshops
Big Sean's 'Mogul Prep' Initiative Aims to Decrease Unemployment Rates
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Child-Mourning Communities
Child-Mourning Communities
'The Compassionate Friends' Emotionally Supports Families
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Lawmaker-Finding Social Media Services
Lawmaker-Finding Social Media Services
Facebook Town Hall Makes Contacting Elected Officials Easy
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Autistic Adult Coding Classes
Autistic Adult Coding Classes
'Coding Autism' Teaches Programming to Adults with Autism
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Syringe Vending Machines
Syringe Vending Machines
Las Vegas Aims to Make Clean Needles Easily Accessible for Drug Users
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Aphasia-Aiding Emoji Apps
Aphasia-Aiding Emoji Apps
Samsung Wemogee Translates Simple Phrases into Emoji Strings
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Violence-Exposing Photo Booths
Violence-Exposing Photo Booths
Terre Des Femmes Created the Shocking Bruise Automat Campaign
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Gaelic-Speaking Pop Ups
Gaelic-Speaking Pop Ups
Informal Irish Language-Encouraging Events are Occurring Internationally
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Charitable Wedding Dress Platforms
Charitable Wedding Dress Platforms
'Brides Do Good' Allows Women to Buy Pre-owned Wedding Gowns
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Earth Day-Honoring Beers
Earth Day-Honoring Beers
Sly Fox's New SRT ALE Celebrates Earth Day by Supporting a Good Cause
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Charitable Presidential Lollipops
Charitable Presidential Lollipops
Proceeds from the 'Trump Sucks' Treats Go to Planned Parenthood
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Conservation-Promoting Coffee Beans
Conservation-Promoting Coffee Beans
'Gorilla Conservation Coffee' Supports Conservation in Uganda
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LGBT Self-Defense Classes
LGBT Self-Defense Classes
This Brazilian Martial Arts School Helps Women and LGBT People
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Refugee-Friendly Digital Banking
Refugee-Friendly Digital Banking
Taqanu Banking Lets Refugees Without Documents Open Accounts
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Refugee Camp Production Centers
Refugee Camp Production Centers
IKEA Will Soon Be Offering Employment Opportunities for Refugees
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Progressive Female Representation Campaigns
Progressive Female Representation Campaigns
Dove and Mindshare Joined to Redefine Beauty Standards
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Wheelchair-Sharing Networks
Wheelchair-Sharing Networks
WHILL's WeDrive Service Connects People in Need of Personal Mobility
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Health Assessment Posters
Health Assessment Posters
These Cancer Research UK Posters Offer a Free Breathing Test
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9
Climate Change Coloring Books
Climate Change Coloring Books
Brian Foo's Climate Change Coloring Book Highlights the Environment
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Safe Consumption Wine Bottles
Safe Consumption Wine Bottles
The Don't Reach the Bottom Campaign Encourages Responsible Drinking
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Clever Animal Adoption Campaigns
Clever Animal Adoption Campaigns
This Pedigree Campaign Prompts Parents to Get a Shelter Dog
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Water-Filtering River Wheels
Water-Filtering River Wheels
The 'Waterwheel Filter' Water Filtering System is for Remote Villages
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Poignant Life Vest Igloos
Poignant Life Vest Igloos
Greek Artist Achilleas Souras Builds Igloos Out of Refugee Life Vests
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Rewarding Clothing Recycling Promotions
Rewarding Clothing Recycling Promotions
The 'Refashion the Future' Event Celebrates Earth Day 2017
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Lightweight Recycled Plastic Shirts
Lightweight Recycled Plastic Shirts
Last Bottle Clothing Sells Shirts Made from Recycled Bottles
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Empowering Female Athletic Apparel
Empowering Female Athletic Apparel
The Alana Athletica Women's Yoga Gear is Made by and for Women
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Pet Adoption Photography Campaigns
Pet Adoption Photography Campaigns
The World For All Series Sends a Message with Optical Illusions
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