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Tammy Duckworth: Our Champion in Congress

U.S. Congresswoman and wheelchair user Tammy Duckworth, a wounded combat vet, is running for the U.S. Senate. She's our champion on Capitol Hill.

October 2016

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Chill Mitchell Wins Hollywood

It’s famously rare for wheelchair-using characters to be played by wheelchair-using actors on screens big and small, yet Darryl “Chill” Mitchell has no problem getting roles. What’s his secret?

September 2016

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Wheeling in Cuba: 90 Miles Away and a World Apart

Cuba is only 90 miles from the tip of Florida, but Josh Basile and his friends found visiting Havana is like wheeling into a 1950s time warp.

August 2016

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Medical Marijuana More Acceptable — and Refined — Than Ever

Innovation in the safe, legal use of medical marijuana heralds a new age with refined strains and delivery methods, and possibly more relief than ever before.

July 2016

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Adventure on the Open Seas

Oceans cover 71 percent of the planet, so why not get out and explore them?

June 2016

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All About Uber

Transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft are revolutionizing the way we get around, but are they leaving riders with disabilities at the curb?

May 2016


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Wall-Mounted TV: The Giant Monitor that Saved my Posture

Using a laptop as a powerchair user can be a pain in your neck and shoulders. Read how one man got around this by plugging his PC into his wall-mounted TV using a standard HDMI cord.

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Redliner Activity Monitor May Save Shoulders

The Redliner activity monitor may prevent shoulder injuries by alerting manual wheelchair users when they are pushing too hard.

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Four Height Adjustable Wheelchair Accessible Kitchens

Here are four height-adjustable wheelchair accessible kitchens, featuring cabinets that lift or lower with the push of a button.


Diabetes and SCI: Control Your Carbs and Exercise!

People with SCI are more likely to acquire diabetes. If you’re one of them, don’t despair — with effort, the disease is manageable.

Rock ‘n Roll Adaptive Cycling Camp in Yosemite

What's best about the week-long adaptive cycling camp? It's a toss-up between the people, food, and accessibility.

Adventures in Paris and Rome

After smashing their piggy banks, Nancy Xia and her parents toured Paris and Rome, where the natives were always ready to give a hand.


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Uber Sued by Access Living for Lack of Wheelchair Access

Saying it has run out of patience waiting for Uber to serve wheelchair users, Chicago-based Access Living filed a lawsuit against the ride-share giant on Oct. 13.

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Paraplegic Lenin Moreno Garcés May Become President of Ecuador

Ecuador's next president may be Lenin Moreno Garces, a paraplegic. He served as vice president from 2007 to 2013.

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Superfest International Disability Film Festival Celebrates 30 Years

The longest running disability film festival shows no sign of slowing down. It's more inclusive than ever.


Mobility Technology: Thinking Globally

When scouring the new wheelchair technologies from abroad, what are the hottest of the hot?

Crip Buzz: October 2016

Reveca Torres takes on BP; Tony the Tiger encourages chairskater; NM photog posts to Facebook on flight home from Rio

SCI Life: October 2016

Motivational speaker Brent Poppen; IndieGo power add-on; Most accessible beach?

Other Recent Articles

Wheeling into Politics

It's not easy to run for office, but these three wheelchair users have done so successfully. Here are their experiences, tips and strategies.

United Spinal Celebrates 70 Years

What began in 1946 as a small, determined group of World War II veterans advocating for greater civil rights and independence in New York City has grown into the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders across the country.

Ian Mackay’s 300-Mile Sip-and-Puff Ride for Accessible Trails

Mackay, a C2-3 quad, set out from his home in Port Angeles, Washington, determined to raise awareness of the need for more accessible bike and multi-use trails. Dubbed Ian’s Ride, Mackay’s plan was to roll almost the entire length of the state over a mere 10 days.

How to Find a Qualified Surgeon and/or Seek a Second Opinion

Q. I’m 44 and a T8 paraplegic. I recently found out I have Charcot’s spine and was referred to a surgeon who wants to extend my rods down to L3. He says he has done lots of this type of surgery, but hasn’t done it on someone with a spinal cord injury...

Micah Fowler of New Sitcom Speechless Speaks

After countless years of watching nondisabled actors play characters with disabilities in movies and on television, a bright spot is on the horizon.