July 2016

DNC Changes Platform to Include Long Term Care

By | July 23rd, 2016|

After being left out initially, community integration, including a right to long term care services, was added to the platform of the Democrat National Convention [...]

More Accessible Taxis Coming to Chicago

By | July 13th, 2016|

Although Chicago is already a very accessible destination, it’s getting ready to ramp up that access a notch with the coming influx of even more [...]

Xbox Avatars May Soon Sport Wheelchairs

By | July 7th, 2016|

In a move cheered by gamers with disabilities, Xbox may soon include an option for avatars to use Xbox-themed wheelchairs. And how these images were [...]

Perfume in my Workplace

By | July 1st, 2016|

Q. I work for a company that made an accommodation for me and my wheelchair, which allows me to work on the first floor of our two-story building. Others in my department work upstairs, but our office building lacks an elevator. I now have a larger problem.

June 2016

Gaylord Resort Apologizes for Employee Calling Amy Van Dyken a “Cripple”

By | June 10th, 2016|

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, has swiftly apologized to ex-Olympian Amy Van Dyken for its employee, a hotel security officer named [...]

All Wheels Up Wants You to be Able to Stay in Your Wheelchair While Flying

By | June 6th, 2016|

The advocacy group All Wheels Up thinks you should be able to stay in your wheelchair while you are flying, if that’s your preference. To [...]

Outrage Builds Against ‘Me Before You’

By | June 1st, 2016|

Outrage against the movie by people with disabilities is escalating as the movie gets set to open in theaters on June 3.

Meet the Attendees of the 2016 Roll on Capitol Hill

By | June 1st, 2016|

Meet four advocates who will be attending Roll On Capitol Hill to tell their stories and make their needs known to our legislators.

May 2016

Frustrated About Trying to Get Your Broken Wheelchair Fixed? You Are Not Alone.

By | May 19th, 2016|

When Gina Schuh couldn't get her broken wheelchair fixed, she wrote about it. And possibly set off a revolution.

Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Gifts American Vet with Mobility Chair and Mission

By | May 11th, 2016|

Striving to remove barriers and advance equal rights and opportunity, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities is on a mission to improve the lives of those [...]

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