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ADA Legacy Tour Kicks Off in Houston

ADA Legacy Tour Kicks Off in Houston

The Americans with Disabilities Act silver anniversary celebration may be a year away, but the ADA Legacy Tour got an early start by kicking off last Friday at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas, during the Abilities Expo. The ADA Legacy Project says one reason it chose to kick the tour off in Houston is […]

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Disability Treaty Passes Senate Committee

Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 22 — This morning the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities passed out of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee with a vote of 12-6. Next it must be ratified by two-thirds of the U.S. Senate. The CRPD, or, Disability Treaty, is designed to promote the rights and dignity […]

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ReWalk Now Approved for Home Use

Paraplegics can now purchase their own robotic exoskeleton system after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Argo Medical Technologies ReWalk device for home use. “For the first time individuals with paraplegia will be able to take home this exoskeleton technology, use it every day and maximize on the physiological and psychological benefits we have […]

Adaptive Surfing Comes to Rockaway Beach

Adaptive Surfing Comes to Rockaway Beach

California’s premiere adaptive surfing organization, Life Rolls On, is holding an adaptive surfing clinic on Rockaway Beach in Queens, N.Y., for adults and children with all types of disabilities. The event will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and over 200 participants are expected to attend. Many remember that […]

Grand Canyon Accessibility Focus of New Book

Grand Canyon Accessibility Focus of New Book

Wheelchair users who are planning to visit the majestic panoramas of the Grand Canyon may be surprised to learn they can reach the bottom of the canyon by vehicle. This is one of the many surprises in a new book by accessible travel guru, Candy Harrington. The book, Barrier-Free Travel: The Grand Canyon for Wheelers […]

Joanne Smith and Kylie James

Eat Well, Live Well: Eating for a Healthy Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for people with SCI.

4 Wheel City: Rapping Rehab

4 Wheel City: Rapping Rehab

Two hip-hop performers are bringing “rap therapy” to young people in hopes of guiding them down the right road.

Mike Donohue on his Stannah 260 stair lift rounding the curve.

In-Home Lifts: Getting from Floor to Floor

Here’s how wheelchair users can travel vertically.

CinemAbility hopes to change Hollywood.

CinemAbility: Jenni Takes on Hollywood

This documentary on disability in the media could be a mainstream hit.

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