January 2014

Empower Yourself with 3D Printable, Portable Wheelchair Ramps

By | January 23rd, 2014|

Raul Krauthausen, a 30-year-old German inventor who has osteogenesis imperfecta, has created one of the most empowering products for any wheelchair user — a portable [...]

Old Seven Mile Bridge Access Approved

By | January 22nd, 2014|

The iconic Old Seven Mile Bridge that connects Marathon to the lower Florida Keys will soon be more accessible to wheelchair users. In December, the [...]

Pushing for American Girl Doll in Wheelchair

By | January 21st, 2014|

When my family was growing up a decade or so ago, American Girl dolls were big. The girls loved reading the books that told the [...]

The Night I Was Called a Fire Hazard

By | January 21st, 2014|

Way on the other side of the world, a group of 11 friends made reservations and paid for a table at a posh Mumbai nightclub. [...]

7 Very Screwy Curb Cuts That Won’t Help at All

By | January 18th, 2014|

The concept of a curb cut is elegant in its simplicity — it's just a small ramp inserted at street corners or other logical places [...]

Chicago Fights Fraud with New Disability Placards

By | January 15th, 2014|

To prevent revenue loss due to disability placard fraud, Chicago has instituted a new system that only waives parking fees for drivers who use wheelchairs, [...]

Artist Chuck Close Wheelchair Bound? Cut Him Loose!

By | January 14th, 2014|

New York Times’ Linda Yablonsky recently wrote this about the artist Chuck Close: “Close, who is 73, has been bound to a motorized wheelchair since [...]

Person of Year’s Belize Adventure

By | January 13th, 2014|

Deborah Davis ziplining in Belize. Photo from Travability.com When I interviewed Deborah Davis for New Mobility's Person of the Year profile, she was [...]

SCI Tips: How to Survive Frigid Temperatures

By | January 13th, 2014|

While the environmentalists and climate change deniers battle it out over why last week’s polar vortex happened, we folks with SCI or similar disabilities need [...]

Criptaedo: The Self-Defense Revolution

By | January 10th, 2014|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juStLKA9KcU&feature=share&list=PLqGRzPf-VaFpb1HoIwu0SicdAYhn19WNa&index=1 Have you heard of Criptaedo? It’s a style of karate created by Paul Brailer as a way to teach self-defense to others with disabilities. [...]

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