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Good News, Bad News About Travel

Good News, Bad News About Travel

There’s good news and bad news this summer if you’re planning to travel. First the good news: On the East Coast, the Jersey Shore is more accessible: Hundreds of business owners whose buildings were demolished during Hurricane Sandy’s vicious attack are finding out that it’s good business to make their establishments accessible as they rebuild. […]

Skye Parker and the Quad-Friendly Kite Buggy

Skye Parker and the Quad-Friendly Kite Buggy

Have you heard of kite buggying? It’s a hybrid of kite boarding and land sailing and it looks like a blast! Kite Buggies provide a speed rush on surfaces like wide open dry lake beds, hard packed sand beaches, big and small grassy areas, and even parking lots. However, controlling the kite buggy rig requires […]

FantomWorks' Wheelchair Accessible Muscle Car

FantomWorks’ Wheelchair Accessible Muscle Car

FantomWorks, a TV show on Velocity dedicated to restoring and modifying custom classic cars, has outdone themselves. No muscle car had ever been made powerchair accessible before, until FantomWorks. They’ve partnered with the Wounded Wheels Project to create a completely powerchair accessible SS Chevy Chevelle, and it’s guaranteed to make you drool. For a car […]

From Traumatic Experience to Deep Connection

From Traumatic Experience to Deep Connection

Eve Hampton, 27, became paralyzed at age 13 of traverse myelitis and, like so many people with spinal cord injuries, she still carries a part of that young girl with her. Undergoing such a traumatic experience is why Robert Pratt felt a kindred connection to Eve, as he had a severe leg injury while serving […]

NPR's Interview with Disabled Travel Expert

NPR’s Interview with Disabled Travel Expert

Carole Zoom has the perfect name for a person who loves to travel and write about it. She’s been all over the world — Spain, China, Argentina, Ireland,  Denmark — and has become an expert at traveling with a disability. In fact, she was featured in a segment on NPR recently, which opened thusly: “Planning […]

Summer Fashion Time

Summer Fashion Time

If you read my last enthusiastic post about Permobil’s new black tires, you can probably guess that my fashion preference trends toward the minimalist, less-is-more approach. But 17 years in a chair have shown me that I am probably in the minority, as I am constantly meeting folks who love making a statement with their […]

Adaptive Yoga: No More Wheelchair Floating

Adaptive Yoga: No More Wheelchair Floating

The wheelchair can be one of the most helpful things in the world, getting you from Point A to Point B if you can’t walk, but it can also act as a barrier between you and the rest of the world and the energy most people feel while walking. This energy is some invigorating, buzzing […]

Dancing at Wedding Receptions

Dancing at Wedding Receptions

With wedding season about to begin, the fears of having to dance at wedding receptions is once again rearing its ugly head in the psyches of wheelchair-users across the country. It’s funny how much a spinal cord injury can change the way we view things. Before my injury, I was obsessed with wedding receptions and […]

Disabled Russians Face Major Access Barriers

Disabled Russians Face Major Access Barriers

“There are no invalids in the USSR.” This was the laughable, official statement from the Russian government when asked if they were planning to send any disabled athletes to the first Paralympic games back in 1980. A cheeky response; just what you’d expect from a Communist government obsessed with molding the perfect society. And sadly,  […]

Kerry Coe: Will Skydive for New Wheelchair

Kerry Coe: Will Skydive for New Wheelchair

When your bank account is empty and your health insurance won’t cough up the dough, how do you get a new wheelchair? Why, through fundraising of course, and British mum Kerry Coe, who has a little girl and a little boy both under the age of 3, has come up with an ingenious way to […]