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Disability buzz, travel, fashion and dating — Tiffiny Carlson writes about these fun things that amp up everyday wheeling life. Carlson is a freelance writer and pens both the “SCI Life” column and "Spin 2.0" blog for New Mobility. She's also a C6 quad from a diving accident that occurred when she was 14 years old. A lifelong resident of Minneapolis, Tiffiny has been a writer in the disability community for over 10 years and writes for several publications and blogs, as well as her personal blog BeautyAbility. Her work has also appeared in mainstream publications such as Nerve.com and Playgirl.

SCI Life: August 2014

SCI Life: August 2014

Priscilla Hedlin, Mommy Blogger; the Mountain Trike; Anywhere Charger Mat

Playing Cards with Quad Hands is an Art

Playing Cards with Quad Hands is an Art

I like doing the unexpected from my wheelchair whenever possible — looking sexy (check), swearing like a sailor (check), being an accomplished writer (check), and after my injury I made sure to get good at playing cards. You see, there’s nothing more satisfying than the look in a nondisabled person’s eyes when they realize they’ve […]

Poor Seating May Cause Quad Gut

Poor Seating May Cause Quad Gut

When most of us become quadriplegics, we eventually see one thing happen — our paralyzed muscles begin to deteriorate, and that includes the muscles in our abdomen. This is when the “quad gut” rears its ugly head — one of the most unattractive aspects of having a cervical spine injury. What our bodies are doing […]

Crime Novel "1222" Stars Paralyzed Detective

Crime Novel “1222” Stars Paralyzed Detective

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 a colorful side character — memorable, perhaps, but not the main voice you  hear throughout a book. However this is completely not the case in a thriller crime novel written […]

Sam Schmidt and the Amazing Hands-Free Driving Controls

Sam Schmidt and the Amazing Hands-Free Driving Controls

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, and this revolutionary quadriplegic is Sam Schmidt. Maybe you’ve heard of him. He was a rising Indy car racer was paralyzed 14 years ago while racing in the Walt Disney […]

The Disability Symbol Finally Gets a Makeover

The Disability Symbol Finally Gets a Makeover

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 it has its drawbacks — namely, it was created in 1968. The disability community has changed by leaps and bounds since the ’60s, and advocates have been salivating at the […]

First Ever Accessible Tourism Film Contest

First Ever Accessible Tourism Film Contest

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 short film competition. Yes, that’s right, ICAT’s putting on an international short film competition searching for films that encapsulate what accessible tourism truly means. Accessible beaches and hotels, easy flying […]

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Wendy Crawford Gives ‘Beauty’ TEDx Talk

Depending on who you ask and which country you ask it in, “beauty” is as fluid as the tide in the ocean. And when you add disability to the mix, it gets a lot more complicated. Some people just can’t see someone with a disability as beautiful, even if it’s Cindy Crawford or Brad Pitt […]

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CinemAbility: A Fantastic Disability Media Documentary

Bravo Jenni Gold! The well known Hollywood director with muscular dystrophy’s documentary CinemAbility has captured the imagination of some of Hollywood’s brightest luminaries, and it’s continuing to do so with every premiere held. CinemAbility officially premiered last fall on the anniversary of signing of the ADA. Many of the most well-known actors with disabilities in […]

Bryan King

SCI Life: July 2014

Bryan King and his custom trike; the Scrubber for cleaning your chair; adpative paddling