October 2016

Uber Sued by Access Living for Lack of Wheelchair Access

By | October 18th, 2016|

Saying it has run out of patience waiting for Uber to serve wheelchair users, Chicago-based Access Living filed a lawsuit against the ride-share giant on Oct. 13.

Tammy Duckworth: Our Champion in Congress

By | October 3rd, 2016|

U.S. Congresswoman and wheelchair user Tammy Duckworth, a wounded combat vet, is running for the U.S. Senate. She's our champion on Capitol Hill.

Wheeling into Politics

By | October 3rd, 2016|

It's not easy to run for office, but these three wheelchair users have done so successfully. Here are their experiences, tips and strategies.

United Spinal Celebrates 70 Years

By | October 3rd, 2016|

What began in 1946 as a small, determined group of World War II veterans advocating for greater civil rights and independence in New York City has grown into the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders across the country.

September 2016

Details from Hillary Clinton’s Disability Employment Policy Speech

By | September 27th, 2016|

On Sept. 21 Hillary Clinton became the first presidential candidate to give a major speech on a disability issue.

Did We Only Take from the Civil Rights Movement?

By | September 23rd, 2016|

Theo Braddy's challenge to disability rights leaders: Fight discrimination and oppression in all its forms, and pursue civil rights for everyone.

Disaster Response During Louisiana Flood Significantly Improved

By | September 15th, 2016|

The response to those with disabilities improved from the response during Katrina, according to the Red Cross.

What Happened to Van Parking Spaces?

By | September 1st, 2016|

Q. I am confused about what has happened to parking spaces for those of us who drive vans and must unload from side ramps or wheelchair lifts.

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”.

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