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Finn Bullers (far right) and friends sport T-shirts saying, “Don’t ‘dis’ my ability!”

United Spinal Chapter Check-In: Kansas City

Pushing for a new international symbol, better state legislation and adaptive local activities is all in a day’s work.

ACS helped improve access at the San Diego Zoo.

Accessibility Services: A Tradition of Access

United Spinal helps major builders meet — or exceed — accessibility laws and codes.

Mayor’s Challenge a Chance to Improve Access

Mayor’s Challenge a Chance to Improve Access

United Spinal has joined the effort to make sidewalks, crosswalks and bus stops more accessible.

Products: March 2015

Products: March 2015

KD Smart Chair, Quokka Bag, Freedom Trax, and two products to help you be more productive in bed.

Be Productive While Stuck in Bed

Be Productive While Stuck in Bed

Bedrest sucks. There’s no way around it. But thankfully there are more and more options to increase your productivity and happiness should you get stuck in bed for a long time (or if you simply spend a lot of time in bed). The Super Gorone Desk caught my eye as one of the better options […]

Wheel Comfort for Your Feet

Wheel Comfort for Your Feet

The new Wheel Comfort padded foot rest strikes me as the intersection of two of my favorite innovation-related maxims: “necessity is the mother of invention” and “Keep It Simple Stupid.” There’s a reason everyone says those two things and it’s because they ring true. The Wheel Comfort is a simple solution to the problem of […]

The KD Smart Chair Lives Up to its Name

The KD Smart Chair Lives Up to its Name

What if I told you there is a power wheelchair that weighs only 50 pounds, folds for easy transport and offers many of the seating conveniences most power chair users expect at a fraction of the cost? That’s the pitch for the KD Smart Chair, a new, exciting offering from KD Healthcare Company, and if […]

Quokka Bag: A snappy wheelchair bag

Quokka Bag: A snappy wheelchair bag

Finding a functional wheelchair bag that has adequate storage space, is easy to open and manage AND doesn’t make you look like an out of place high school student can be a chore. Every so often I get press releases for products claiming to meet that bar, and usually I find myself disappointed in the […]

Reinventing the Whill

Reinventing the Whill

Unless you’ve been living off the grid for the last few years, at some point or another, you’ve probably seen a social media post or read something about the Whill. It’s a mobility device designed by a team of former auto-industry engineers that aims to change the way people think about wheelchairs by offering a […]

News From United Spinal Association: February 2015

News From United Spinal Association: February 2015

Film Looks at Future of Disability; ‘New Beginnings’ Backpack; Join ADA Celebration