August 2016

7 Hard-Core Parking Abuse Strategies

By | August 18th, 2016|

What will it take to get nondisabled drivers to stop parking in accessible spots? Here are seven hard-core parking abuse strategies wheelchair users have employed [...]

Project Value Asserts Disability is Not Worse than Death

By | August 10th, 2016|

A group is out to testify that there's so much more to life with a disability than one of “suffering that could last decades”.

‘Roll on Capitol Hill’ Wrap-Up

By | August 1st, 2016|

85 wheelchair users stormed Washington, D.C., to advocate for legislation that improves the quality of life for people with SCI/D. The event was a huge success, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Here is one member’s experience.

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.

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