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Candace Cable Goodwill Ambassador to Georgia

Candace Cable Goodwill Ambassador to Georgia

Since the 1980s, Candace Cable has been a name in the disability sports world, winning nine Paralympic medals in wheelchair racing and snagging six Boston Marathon wins. She helped put wheelchair racing on the map, making it one of the first adapted sports the masses  care about. Since her wheelchair racing days and her subsequent […]

Check Out the AbilityOne Design Challenge

Check Out the AbilityOne Design Challenge

Have you heard about the AbilityOne design challenge? It’s an assistive technology competition for both high school and collegiate level participants sponsored by AbilityOne, a single source non-profit employment agency that’s helped over 50,000 people with disabilities find jobs. This agency particularly helps that those with visual impairments and significant disabilities. A very cool thing […]

Virtually Accessible Hiking Trails

Virtually Accessible Hiking Trails

I’ve always loved Nature Valley — those crunchy granola bars were the only healthy thing I liked as a kid. Well now I love Nature Valley a whole lot more. Why? Because the company’s given the “Google Map” streetview treatment to some of the prettiest trails in national parks across the US, and they’ve put […]

Chuck Close Snaps 20 Megastars for Vanity Fair

Chuck Close Snaps 20 Megastars for Vanity Fair

The editors at Vanity Fair made a brilliant decision when they chose Chuck Close as the lead photographer for the 20th anniversary of the mag’s “Hollywood Issue.” For the 20th anniversary of the issue that celebrates the biggest celebrities and their successes of the year, the editors want realism to be at the forefront. No […]

First Wheelchair User Model at New York Fashion Week

First Wheelchair User Model at New York Fashion Week

Break out the champagne and caviar, folks, a miracle has occurred — a wheelchair user model has graced the runway during New York Fashion Week. The model we have to thank is Ms. Wheelchair New York 2012 Danielle Sheypuk, a clinical psychologist specializing in the dating and sexuality of people with disabilities. She’s been using […]

Adapted Video Game Controller Finds Kickstarter Success

Adapted Video Game Controller Finds Kickstarter Success

Adapted video game controllers are nothing new. We’ve seen several offered by an array of companies since the 1980s — Broadened Horizon’s adapted controllers and Quasimoto’s adapted controllers just to name a few. But there’s a new video controller in town and it’s aiming to be the quickest, most precise controller yet for quads. Dubbed […]

Wheelchair Accessible Ghost Hunting

Wheelchair Accessible Ghost Hunting

Ghosts aren’t usually too concerned about hanging out in accessible areas. That is why wheelchair accessible ghost hunting groups are just the thing, enabling people with disabilities to finally do what we’ve always dreamed of: Hunt ghosts. Maybe your home is haunted — your very accessible home — which means that hunting ghosts is the […]

Blogs for Parents who use Wheelchairs

Blogs for Parents who use Wheelchairs

I’m constantly inspired by all of the amazing blogs for parents who use wheelchairs. They’ve given me real hope that maybe someday I can do the parenting thing, too. Take Kara Ayers for example. Kara has osteogenesis imperfecta, which makes her smaller than most people and her bones brittle as well. Her husband has this […]

Bring On the Disabled Disney Princesses

Bring On the Disabled Disney Princesses

Never has Disney put forth a princess with a disability. You think they would’ve by now, but nope, and this oversight spurred Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo to finally do something about it. An artist who become partially paralyzed after having cancer (and beating it!), he saw what it was like to be disabled — an […]

Disabled Fashionista Jillian Mercado's New Gig

Disabled Fashionista Jillian Mercado’s New Gig

Born to a mother who loved fashion and was an accomplished seamstress, Jillian Mercado, 26, the voice behind the fashion blog Manufactured 1987, almost had no choice but to love fashion. And it’s a good thing she does, since her disability, muscular dystrophy, makes her one of the most interesting fashion bloggers alive. Jillian is […]