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Vote for the Best Cover of All Time!

BEST COVERS Above are your favorites from the sets you voted on over the past six months. On the bottom is the final set, which brings us up to the present. This time, you can vote for any of the previous winners or for one of these candidates from the last five years. This is […]

Jarrett Martin: Paralyzed Skydiver Base Jumps Again

Jarrett Martin: Paralyzed Skydiver Base Jumps Again

Skydiving is a family business in the Martin family. Jarrett Martin, now 24 years old, worked at his family’s Skydive business in Washington state as a kid — both his dad and grandfather were skydivers. When he was just 10 years old he went on his first skydive and when he was 14 years old […]

Lynx Grills: The ADA Grill

Lynx Grills: The ADA Grill

Summer is almost over, and for many that also means the end of grilling season is nigh. There’s just something about grilling hot dogs and hamburgers in the cold that doesn’t seem quite right. But grill-enthusiasts who don’t mind chilly weather and who also have deep pockets will want to check out the new ADA […]

Kayne West vs. His Disabled Fans

Kayne West vs. His Disabled Fans

I normally don’t pay an ounce of attention to Kayne West and his vapid wife, but when the news broke over the weekend about his bullish behavior at the concert in Sydney, Australia, there was no ignoring him. For those who missed it, here’s a recap: West ordered everyone in the audience to stand up […]

Crytico.com: Yelp for the Mobility Industry?

Crytico.com: Yelp for the Mobility Industry?

As the purveyors of all things “Gear,” this week’s post takes a roll away from the product previews we’ve been doing to preview a new web site that hopes to change the way you chose your gear. Crytico.com, which launched its pilot phase last week, aims to become the leading website dedicated to reviews of […]

Starla Hilliard-Barnes' Playground Project

Starla Hilliard-Barnes’ Playground Project

If you saw her perched atop a horse or in her four-by-four vehicle, you would never know Starla Hilliard-Barnes was paralyzed. A T4 paraplegic whose vertebrae from the T2 level to T8 was completely crushed in a hit and run motorcycle accident in 2009, Hilliard-Barnes has only been a wheelchair-user for five years. But if […]

Smiling-happy-wheelchair-battery

5 Ultimate Wheelchair Battery Care Tips

A power wheelchair is nothing without its batteries, as we know all too well. Most power chairs have two large batteries that require nightly charging while we’re sleeping, which by the way is the most practical way to go about getting our charge in for all of you noobs out there. There are a lot […]

SoftWheel-Acrobat

SoftWheel Acrobat: Reinventing the Wheel

Like many wheelchair users, I am a huge fan of anything that makes my wheelchair look cooler and ride better. So you can imagine my excitement upon seeing the SoftWheel Acrobat, a literal reinvention of the wheel that could help smooth out some of the inevitable bumps we all face. The Acrobat wheel replaces spokes […]

Stop Sending Disabled Kids to "Special Land"

Stop Sending Disabled Kids to “Special Land”

Kids head back to school this week bursting with stories about their summer fun — swimming, hiking, biking, roasting marshmallows around the fire, telling ghost stories during camping trips. You have to wonder, though — do disabled kids have as many stories to tell or did they spend most of their summer indoors, in front […]

6 Safety Products Every Wheeler Should Have

6 Safety Products Every Wheeler Should Have

When you use a wheelchair, you’re considered more vulnerable than the average person, and there are people who will take advantage of you. This is exactly why you must always think about safety — you never know who may view you as an easy mark. Here are some products to help you stay safe: 1. […]