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Back to School: Stories of Success on Campus

Back to School: Stories of Success on Campus

Going to college after an SCI is different, but not impossibly so.

The Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act is Introduced

The Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act is Introduced

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 […]

Bronx Medical Center Sued Under ADA

Bronx Medical Center Sued Under ADA

A Bronx medical center is facing legal troubles after a federal lawsuit was filed against it on July 29 over complaints that it fails to treat people with disabilities. The suit against Union Community Health Center cites numerous architectural barriers, inaccessible medical equipment, and problems with untrained staff that fail to adequately assist wheelchair users […]

Adaptive Outdoor Adventure Sports

Adaptive Outdoor Adventure Sports

Safe thrills from aerial gliding to ziplining.

Mojave Tales: Of Hearts and Hotels

Mojave Tales: Of Hearts and Hotels

Two different driving stories, two different eras, one scorching desert.

Michael Collins

Everyday Advocacy: Historic Properties

Historic properties are required to comply with the applicable accessibil­ity guidelines to the maximum extent possible.

Crip Buzz: August 2015

Crip Buzz: August 2015

Wheelchair-using entrepreneur and chef Aleem Syed owns and operates a fully accessible food truck

Driving a Robot, Alice Wong Meets the POTUS

Driving a Robot, Alice Wong Meets the POTUS

Disability scholar and advocate Alice Wong made history by becoming the first person ever greeted by a president of the United States while driving a telepresence robot. Wong, who has spinal muscular atrophy, received an invitation to the July 20 ADA reception hosted by President Obama, but regretfully turned it down since flying to Washington, […]

Inaccessible Food Truck Protested

Inaccessible Food Truck Protested

Austin, Texas’ Veracruz food trucks are known for their all-natural Tex-Mex offerings, and unfortunately also for being parked on lots of rocks and gravel, and having super-high windows that no wheelchair user could reach. In fact, Texas ADAPT activists complain that they couldn’t even be seen from the food truck windows. Fortunately, the Veracruz truck […]

ADA: A People's History

ADA: A People’s History

A comprehensive look back at the law that changed our lives for the better.

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