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November 2013

Breathing: CPAP for Sleep Apnea

By | November 1st, 2013|

Chris Locke was placed on CPAP for sleep apnea, and it was life-changing. “I’m able to think and hold a conversation. I have more patience to deal with BS. And I’ve lost weight.”

October 2013

Wheelchair Friendly Cities? … 7 Places Worth the Effort

By | October 1st, 2013|

All of these cities have merits that make them attractive for wheelchair users. They also have tricky weather or old architecture. It's often the intangibles — such as a spirit of acceptance — that make them worth the challenges.

August 2012

Sleep Tight: Pressure-Free and Adaptive Beds

By | August 1st, 2012|

On average, we spend close to one-third of our lives in bed. If you’re newly injured, just out of rehab, or recovering from a serious [...]

March 2012

Like Pulling Teeth: Finding Accessible Dental Care

By | March 1st, 2012|

Mike Collins prefers to stay in his wheelchair at the dentist. On the list of life’s unpleasant chores, going to the dentist has [...]

January 2012

Denied Boarding

By | January 1st, 2012|

Ironically, on the day Johnnie Tuitel got kicked off a plane, he was on his way to a conference on self-advocacy. Motivational speaker Johnnie [...]

January 2011

New Mobility’s Person of the Year: Judith Heumann

By | January 1st, 2011|

The life and career of Judith Heumann — teacher, scholar, activist, diplomat — closely parallel the rise and growth of the American disability-rights movement. [...]

November 2010

A Tale of Two Closets

By | November 1st, 2010|

Illustration by Liz McHugh My mirror-image and I don’t get along very well. I can be civil, so long as I don’t have [...]

September 2010

Gimp My Ride: Finding Fun with ‘Phil’

By | September 1st, 2010|

This ramp comes standard with the Fun Finder XT-205, so it doesn't cost extra to install. Joe Kirkpatrick of Manteo, N.C., has always [...]

July 2010

The ADA at 20: Half-Empty, Half-Full or Both?

By | July 1st, 2010|

Illustration by Doug Davis I don't remember where I was when the ADA was signed, but I do remember the first time I [...]

June 2010

Gimp My Ride: ‘The Coolest Van Around’

By | June 1st, 2010|

Most of us who drive adapted vans haven’t thought of taking them out on the racetrack. But that’s probably just because we haven’t met Chris [...]

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