RSSArchive for April, 2014

Join United Spinal’s CRT Virtual Call-In

Join United Spinal’s CRT Virtual Call-In

This week is Complex Rehabilitation Technology Week. United Spinal along with other stakeholders at the NCART Conference are in Washington, D.C., promoting better access to customized wheelchairs. You can participate by contacting your members of Congress and telling them the right wheelchair matters here. Once you click the link, just follow the steps and an […]

ADA Legacy Project Bus Tour to Kick Off in July

ADA Legacy Project Bus Tour to Kick Off in July

It may be another year until the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25, but the ADA Legacy Project is launching a cross-country bus tour this summer to celebrate and raise awareness of the historic civil rights law. The yearlong tour begins July 25, 2014 in Houston, the home of President George H.W. Bush, who signed […]

Lex Frieden Speaks at Civil Rights Summit

Lex Frieden Speaks at Civil Rights Summit

Lex Frieden, a United Spinal Association board member who played an integral role in the development, passage and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, participated in a social justice panel discussion at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, as part of the Civil Rights Summit that took place April 8-10. Frieden […]

Q'Straint's New iQ Research Center

Q’Straint’s New iQ Research Center

Wheelchair users are especially vulnerable in high-impact motor vehicle crashes, but Q’Straint, one of the largest manufacturers of wheelchair securement devices is hoping to make such travel safer with the opening of its cutting–edge iQ Research Center of Excellence. “Our new crash simulation system allows us to now study, test, certify and bring new products […]

Taming Our Fear of Flying

Taming Our Fear of Flying

Flying can be scary for wheelchair users, but these tips can make for a smooth ride.

NMEDA to Give Away Four Adaptive Vans

NMEDA to Give Away Four Adaptive Vans

NMEDA will give away four adaptive vans in May as part of National Mobility Awareness Month.

NM Turns 25: A Look at the Seminal Years, 1989-1992

NM Turns 25: A Look at the Seminal Years, 1989-1992

Anger, hope, determination, optimism — New Mobility had it all.

Ashley Lauren Fisher: Full Force, Non-Stop

Ashley Lauren Fisher: Full Force, Non-Stop

Restaurateur Ashley Lauren Fisher — face of a model, brain of a businesswoman, heart of gold.

Blackout!

Blackout!

A polio survivor faces the truth about her body on the day the Big Apple goes black.

Colostomy: Pros and Cons

Colostomy: Pros and Cons

The word inspires fear, but the practical benefits may be worth it.