November 2015

Economic Self-Sufficiency the “Bone in My Throat,” says Sen. Harkin

By | November 2nd, 2015|

Despite the increased accessibility the ADA has brought for millions, Iowa’s recently-retired Sen. Tom Harkin says it has also failed many.

Funding for Wheelchair Equipment in Serious Jeopardy

By | November 1st, 2015|

How can making wheelchairs more expensive and harder to obtain be good for anyone?

October 2015

Update: Medicare to Cut Wheelchair “Accessories”

By | October 19th, 2015|

What is CMS thinking? How can making wheelchairs more expensive and harder to obtain be good for anyone? A few weeks ago, I [...]

Oct. 19 Forum on Increasing Access to Golden Gate National Recreation Area

By | October 7th, 2015|

The National Park Services and wheelchairtraveling.com has teamed up to cosponsor a forum intended to increase the accessibility of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. [...]

Step Away From That Accessible Stall or Meet the Lioness

By | October 7th, 2015|

Nancy Xia says she's usually a lamb ... unless that accessible stall is taken by someone who doesn't need it. If I could [...]

Is the American Red Cross Unsafe for Disabled People?

By | October 1st, 2015|

Photo courtesy of Portlight Strategies Portlight Strategies and the National Council on Independent Living are considering severing ties with the American Red Cross [...]

What is United Spinal’s Advocacy Alliance?

By | October 1st, 2015|

A Conversation with Jenn Wolff, Manager, United Spinal’s Advocacy Alliance

Everyday Advocacy: Theater Seating Denied

By | October 1st, 2015|

I like movies, but a recent experience at a theater in New Jersey has left me upset.

September 2015

Cedar Rapids to Install, Repair or Replace Curb Cuts

By | September 22nd, 2015|

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 [...]

#Prep4PWDs Twitter Chat about Emergency Prep on Sept. 15

By | September 14th, 2015|

There will be a Twitter chat about emergency preparedness and disability tomorrow at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. This chat is being sponsored by the [...]

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