RSSArchive for February, 2014

US Airways Fined $1.2 Million

US Airways Fined $1.2 Million

US Airways has been fined $1.2 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation after the DOT reviewed approximately 300 complaints filed by passengers who use wheelchairs. This is the largest fine ever assessed by the DOT in a disability case. Airlines must promptly assist wheelchair users, but federal officials found US Airways passengers at airports […]

Tammy Duckworth to Lead Paralympics Delegation

Tammy Duckworth to Lead Paralympics Delegation

President Obama has tapped U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth to lead the U.S. delegation to the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The games are scheduled to run from March 7th to March 16th. “It is a tremendous honor to be part of the Paralympic games with such heroic athletes,” said Duckworth, a combat veteran who […]

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Valentine’s Dream

This Valentine’s Day, when so many couples celebrate their new or ongoing relationships, my wife Sam and I are marking the 40th anniversary of our love.

Broadway to get Much Needed Accessibility Upgrade

Broadway to get Much Needed Accessibility Upgrade

Broadway’s about to get a much needed accessibility upgrade after a settlement was reached in January between the historic Nederlander theater chain and the U.S. Department of Justice. “Today’s resolution marks the culmination of years of work to ensure that one of New York City’s leading cultural and entertainment treasures — Broadway theater — is […]

Wheelchair User Refused Service, Blocks Bus

Wheelchair User Refused Service, Blocks Bus

Tensions ran high recently at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in San Leandro, Calif., when a wheelchair user blocked a bus operated by AC Transit after being refused service by the driver. The Jan. 10 incident, which was posted on YouTube, shows an unidentified man being turned away when the bus’ wheelchair securement area […]

Kaitlyn & Greg: Spirited, Sexy & Sweet

Kaitlyn & Greg: Spirited, Sexy & Sweet

With infectious joy and spontaneity, this high-energy couple creates sparks wherever they go.

Super Wonder Cripster Woman

Super Wonder Cripster Woman

When the world seems like an unfriendly place for people with disabilities, Super Wonder Cripster Woman dons her cape.

Healing the Crooked Spine: Solving Posture Problems

Healing the Crooked Spine: Solving Posture Problems

Our bodies may be bent, but changing habits and getting the right aids and equipment can make a difference.

The Brazilian dance troupe, Corpo em Movimento, led a workshop in Chicago.

Brazilian and American Disabled Athletes Exchange Ideas

Paralympic athletes from two different hemispheres exchange visits and learn about advocacy and friendship.

A Scene From Jeff's Final Act

A Scene From Jeff’s Final Act

An obituary is factual and brief, but a sister’s memory of her brother’s passing will live in the hearts of all who were touched by him.