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Paralympics: Rio 2016

Fear of Zika, budget woes and safety concerns didn’t keep the world’s top disabled athletes from rocking out at the 2016 Paralympics.

December 2016

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2016-2017 Consumer Guide

Adaptive products and adaptive lifestyles go hand in hand. Our annual Consumer Guide shows you the tech — and the techniques — for living fully on wheels.

November 2016

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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

Blogs

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In Search of a Better Backrest

I rolled by my local wheelchair shop to make a small chair adjustment. I’ve been working to rebuild my backrest in a way that would give me better posture.

Why More Wheelchair Users Are Choosing a Stiltz Wheelchair Lift Instead of a Stair Lift

A stair lift may seem like the obvious choice but it is not the most stylish, safe or practical.

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Donald Trump’s Ableism is Downright Scary

Trump’s mocking insults have aggressive undertones for people with disabilities — and that’s a frightening [...]

Features

Wheelchair Accessible Tips and Tricks I Learned as a First-Time Parent

Being a first-time parent can be overwhelming — especially if you use a wheelchair. These tips and tricks will make it easier.

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Located in Florida, Homasossa Springs lets you get up close and personal with manatees, beautiful waterbirds and even a gator or two.

How My Siblings Helped Me Adapt to Becoming Paralyzed

When their sister became paralyzed, her five siblings rallied to her side with support, wisecracks and unconditional love.

News

NYC Police Stations Sued Over Accessibility

More than half of New York City's 77 police stations are not accessible, according to [...]

Paralyzed Monkeys Walk Again in Brain-Spine Interface Study

Scientists have successfully connected brain implants in the lumbar spine of paralyzed monkeys via wireless technology.

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Sisters’ Blog Documents ‘Jerks and Perks’ on “The Disabled Life”

Who says using a wheelchair can't be funny? Not the Oddi girls, or their popular Tumblr blog, “The Disabled Life.”

Columns

SCI Life: December 2016

Beauty vlogger Steph Aiello; Wheel Love; Autopilot wheelchair

The Banff Sulfur Mountain Gondola

It’s not very often that we quads get to the top of a mountain, but here I go.

Crip Buzz: December 2016

Boy with CP ejected from Trump rally meets Obama; Online dating for a woman in a wheelchair

Other Recent Articles

Paralympic Moments

The highs and lows of the Rio Paralymics captured behind the lens of a camera.

The (Lasting?) Legacy of Rio 2016

Attractions are open and welcoming to disabled visitors, hotels ensure that accessible vehicles are available and tour operators now realize they'll get more business if they have an awareness of additional needs.

Spotlight: Rochester, NY

Rochester has a lot to offer for those living with a disability. Winter weather aside, there are many aspects of this region that helped me get the most out of life’s adventures.

Chapter Check-In: Rochester: Perseverance, Inspiration, Teamwork

The Rochester Spinal Association is truly a portrait in perseverance. Founding members Cathy Flanagan, Sue Shepard and Amy Scaramuzzino were on hand 25 years ago to cheer on Dave Resseguie and Bruce Holiday as they wheeled from Albany to Rochester to promote ADA awareness for people with disabilities.

VetsFirst: Friends to Help with Your Benefits

Dealing with the VA and making sure you get the benefits and services you need can be tricky. Luckily you have a friend at VetsFirst.