January 2014

So Wheelchair Truthers are a Thing Now

By | January 31st, 2014|

My colleague Bob Vogel sent me a disturbing article about how some opponents to Texas attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott are questioning whether [...]

New Book: 10 Fundraiser Ideas

By | January 30th, 2014|

People with disabilities have long faced financial barriers when seeking the greatest amount of independence, but Wheel:Life founder Lisa Wells’ new book, 10 Fundraiser Ideas [...]

Bring On the Disabled Disney Princesses

By | January 29th, 2014|

Never has Disney put forth a princess with a disability. You think they would've by now, but nope, and this oversight spurred Italian artist Alexsandro [...]

Help Improve Airline Access with 15 Simple Questions

By | January 29th, 2014|

We’ve seen the stories about wheelchair users being mistreated by TSA agents or forced to crawl across the tarmac. Is this typical, or are these [...]

Disabled Fashionista Jillian Mercado’s New Gig

By | January 28th, 2014|

Born to a mother who loved fashion and was an accomplished seamstress, Jillian Mercado, 26, the voice behind the fashion blog Manufactured 1987, almost had [...]

Stuck Inside this Winter? Here are Some Ideas

By | January 28th, 2014|

Avoid this by staying warm and cozy inside and planning your summer getaway. As I write this, the winds are blowing fiercely and [...]

Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey to Air on PBS

By | January 27th, 2014|

Photo by Meredith Nierman/WGBH The excitement of the Paralympics is rarely seen on American television but in February, PBS will show Ice Warriors: [...]

New Mexico Judge Rules for Assisted Suicide

By | January 24th, 2014|

DREDF Senior Policy Analyst Marilyn Golden A New Mexico judge has ruled competent terminally ill adults have a right to physician-assisted suicide under [...]

Too Hot or Too Cold … Why Won’t SCI Let Me Sleep!?

By | January 23rd, 2014|

I don't think I've had a solid eight hours sleep in nine years. Sleep, that elusive minx, has evaded my life since my spinal cord [...]

Go Anywhere with Pony Access, the Accessible Chariot

By | January 23rd, 2014|

Forget saving up for that several thousand dollar all-terrain wheelchair and instead take a look at Pony Access, the world's first and only wheelchair accessible [...]

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