July 2014

Playing Cards with Quad Hands is an Art

By | July 31st, 2014|

I like doing the unexpected from my wheelchair whenever possible — looking sexy (check), swearing like a sailor (check), being an accomplished writer (check), and [...]

Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready for a Disaster?

By | July 29th, 2014|

If your neighborhood was flooded during a disaster, could you escape to a safe place? Do you know what you'd do if your [...]

ADA Legacy Tour Kicks Off in Houston

By | July 28th, 2014|

The ADA Legacy Tour Freedom Bus may be coming to a city near you. The Americans with Disabilities Act silver anniversary celebration may [...]

Poor Seating May Cause Quad Gut

By | July 22nd, 2014|

When most of us become quadriplegics, we eventually see one thing happen — our paralyzed muscles begin to deteriorate, and that includes the muscles in [...]

Disability Treaty Passes Senate Committee

By | July 22nd, 2014|

"It is time to ratify the Disability Treaty," says U.S. International Council on Disabilities President Marca Bristo. Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 22 — [...]

Crime Novel “1222” Stars Paralyzed Detective

By | July 18th, 2014|

It's rare to find a book where the main protagonist has a disability. Usually if a book features a disable character at all they're usually [...]

Sam Schmidt and the Amazing Hands-Free Driving Controls

By | July 18th, 2014|

An amazing advancement has occurred in the driving world. A quadriplegic paralyzed from the shoulders down is driving a car completely on his own again, [...]

The Rifton TRAM

By | July 18th, 2014|

The Rifton TRAM fills the gap between gait trainer and exoskeleton. The days where standing frames were a paralyzed person’s only option for [...]

The Disability Symbol Finally Gets a Makeover

By | July 17th, 2014|

The classic blue wheelchair guy is the main disability symbol people use to refer to all things accessible. Sure it works, it's adequate ... but [...]

First Ever Accessible Tourism Film Contest

By | July 17th, 2014|

This December 4-7, Malaysia is hosting the 5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism (ICAT) and for the first time ever the conference is holding a [...]

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