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Museums Saying No? Something Isn't Right

Museums Saying No? Something Isn’t Right

Recently the Haas family was on vacation, and brought their daughter Lexi, who has Kernicterus, a condition that affects motor control, causing her to use a powerchair. And while on vacation, they had one heck of a rude wake-up call while visiting the Ships of the Sea Museum in Savannah, Georgia. The family had just […]

Crip Buzz: Ten Things to Never Say to a Person in a Wheelchair

Crip Buzz: Ten Things to Never Say to a Person in a Wheelchair

Ten Things to Never Say to a Person in a Wheelchair 1. Slow down there. You might get a speeding ticket. When you see a wheelchair user and have the urge to blurt the speeding ticket line, remember two things: It’s not funny and it’s not original. 2. What happened to you? It’s really not any […]

Letters July 2013

Letters July 2013

The “Wheeling Beyond Limits “ article was especially helpful. I’ve had nothing but problems with the power chair I keep trying to use. It only works about 50 percent of the time, and no-one, including the manufacturer, can figure out what the problems are …

Kickstarter Campaign for 'My Gimpy Life'

Kickstarter Campaign for ‘My Gimpy Life’

Teal Sherer, creator and star of the award-winning web series, My Gimpy Life, has launched a $50,000 Kickstarter campaign to help fund the show’s second season. The comedy is based on Sherer’s life and the awkward adventures she experiences as a wheelchair-using actress trying to make it in Hollywood. My Gimpy Life won two International […]

New Products

New Products

ConvertaStep is a platform lift that raises the wheelchair user from sidewalk level to deck or porch level quickly and easily, and without taking up as much space as a ramp. A video of the product in action is viewable at the company’s website. Contact Convertastep, 260/969-8645; www.convertastep.com. Troy Technologies’ Wheelchair Travel Bags are built […]

Crip Buzz

Crip Buzz

The Best of Disability Blogs and Banter “Thou Shalt Never Again …” — A Journey From Futility Into Fertility “Hey, I just wanted to see if it worked.” This was the don’t-blame-me response I would say to my wife each time our young son would do something she found maddeningly irritating. The “it” I’m referring […]

Letters: Guns for Self-Protection

Letters: Guns for Self-Protection

In New Mobility’s April 2013 issue, Mike Collins’ Everyday Advocacy column on gun ownership for wheelers stirred up a great many responses …

A Day in the Life of a Working Quad

A Day in the Life of a Working Quad

I wake up early, before my personal care assistant gets here to get me up, but that’s not unusual — due to sleep apnea, back or hip pain or other reasons. If I remember …

Letters: May 2013

Boot Camp Needed Thank you for the article about current clinical trials for SCI! This really is an exciting time for all of us. Having an SCI myself for the last 24 years, I’ve experienced the highs and lows and have seen the promises come and go. But being in the thick of research as […]

Crip Buzz

Crip Buzz

In 2003, three months after I started culinary school, someone threw a fork into my plans (who uses wrenches in cooking?). I broke my neck in a diving accident leaving me a C5-6 quadriplegic and …