November 2013

CRPD Good for Economy Says IBM, Kerry

By | November 26th, 2013|

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is good for business, testified tech giant IBM at the second hearing on the Convention on [...]

10 Great Holiday Gifts for People with Spinal Cord Injury

By | November 26th, 2013|

From the fun and quirky to the absolutely essential, here are 10 fabulous gift ideas for someone with a spinal cord injury.

Effortless City: Mapping Accessible Sidewalks and More

By | November 26th, 2013|

What would it take to effortlessly navigate a major city you’ve never visited, to confidently cruise down the most accessible sidewalks and patronize welcoming, accessible [...]

The dreaded, but necessary, annual X-ray

By | November 23rd, 2013|

A recent study has found that "women with disabilities are significantly less likely to be screened for cancer than their able-bodied counterparts." My [...]

Why Haven’t They Made ‘That’ Yet?

By | November 22nd, 2013|

As I was browsing the invention site Quirky, I was delighted as usual. I always see some amazing things on here for wheelchair-users, like this [...]

Gettin’ from here to there

By | November 20th, 2013|

Door-to-door paratransit service is scheduled in advance. I blogged recently about making the decision to switch from car to wheelchair van, and since [...]

Being the Person Everyone’s Uncomfortable Around

By | November 19th, 2013|

When you have a disability, you get really good at reading people — you kind of have to. Most of the world doesn't like being [...]

NYC Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Medallions Auctioned for Millions

By | November 19th, 2013|

New York City’s fleet of wheelchair accessible cabs is about to grow by 200 after 200 wheelchair accessible taxi medallions were auctioned off for over [...]

He wanted to dance; I didn’t

By | November 15th, 2013|

How do you handle the embarrassing situation when a stranger pushes your wheelchair out on the dance floor with your permission?

Bronx-Based Team ReWalk to Walk 1 Mile for SCI Research

By | November 14th, 2013|

This Sunday a very exciting thing is happening - three paraplegics from the NYC-area will be using the amazing ReWalk, a revolutionary bionic exoskeleton from [...]

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