Portlight Strategies and the National Council on Independent Living are considering severing ties with the American Red Cross after a series of missteps during the recent wildfires in California. “We just can’t in good conscience continue to be engaged with them and we have no hope they’re going to make the internal changes necessary to […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and before the month ends, I want to make a special request to women with disabilities. If you have not already done so, please get your regularly scheduled mammogram. I am a quadriplegic and a breast cancer survivor. During my regularly scheduled mammogram five years ago a small lump […]
Ashley Lyn Olson launches her Access to Parks Project by exploring three of the national parks that enrich America.
Just because you use a wheelchair doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy flying high in one of the oldest forms of air travel.
7 Family Friendly Things to Do on Mount Desert Island
I like movies, but a recent experience at a theater in New Jersey has left me upset.
Barbara McWilliams, a 72-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis from Anderson Springs, Calif., was the first fatality of five in the Sept. 12 Valley Fire in northern California, despite her attendant’s attempts to find a rescuer. “I really, really need some help/info,” pleaded McWilliams’ PCA, Jennifer Hittson, via a widely-shared Facebook status. “I have been trying […]
Wheelchair users in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will have an easier time getting around now that the city and U.S. Department of Justice reached a $15 million deal requiring the installation, repair or replacement of 4,000 to 8,000 curb cuts and sidewalk ramps. Approved by Cedar Rapids city council in July, the agreement was signed off […]
Going to college after an SCI is different, but not impossibly so.
Eleanor Smith’ 30-plus years of advocacy for Visitability in new homes is paying off as Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) introduced the Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act on July 28. Per Visitability guidelines, the bill would require every new home financed or funded by the federal government to include a zero-step entrance, wheelchair accessible doorways […]