On Dec. 6, 2013 a historic settlement agreement was announced at a press conference in Lower Manhattan between the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, United Spinal Association, and other disability organizations that would make 50 percent of yellow taxis in Manhattan wheelchair accessible no later than 2020. “This will open incredible new opportunities […]
Linda Mastandrea, a Paralympian who won 15 gold medals and five silver medals over the course of her athletic career, is running for Circuit Court judge in Cook County, Ill. “I believe the office of Circuit Court Judge is incredibly important,” says Mastandrea, a lawyer for 18 years. “A judge must be even-handed, fair and […]
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.
Avoiding spinal cord injury health complications requires staying healthy in the first place — and the key to that is prudent maintenance: 1. Take Care of the Skin You’re In: Ignore any skin puncture or abrasion at your peril and know you are flirting with disaster. Unattended problems, pressure points or wounds — especially on […]
According to the authors, Eat Well, Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury is the first nutrition book to address the unique needs of people with SCI. Happily, Joanne Smith and Kylie James have accomplished what they set out to do …
What’s the secret to staying fit in a wheelchair? Making it fun. Here are three activities — bowling, ping pong and Zumba — that are more fun than work.
From interactive features to Facebook pages to YouTube channels, this past year has delivered wheelchair manufacturer websites with more consumer resources than ever. Many of these sites offer a consumer-controlled multimedia experience, where from your computer, smart phone or tablet, you can access an astounding array of comparison shopping information on the latest wheelchairs. 1. […]
During our daily lives we wheelchair users sit on a variety of surfaces that we may not think of in terms of cushioning, but should. Here are some “skin danger culprits” and options to cushion them and protect your skin.
For info and tips about cooking with a disability, check out this blog, a place to share tips and ideas of how to cook with limited dexterity, reach and energy.