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The Disability Symbol Finally Gets a Makeover

The Disability Symbol Finally Gets a Makeover

The classic blue wheelchair guy is the main disability symbol people use to refer to all things accessible. Sure it works, it’s adequate … but it has its drawbacks — namely, it was created in 1968. The disability community has changed by leaps and bounds since the ’60s, and advocates have been salivating at the […]

First Ever Accessible Tourism Film Contest

First Ever Accessible Tourism Film Contest

This December 4-7, Malaysia is hosting the 5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism (ICAT) and for the first time ever the conference is holding a short film competition. Yes, that’s right, ICAT’s putting on an international short film competition searching for films that encapsulate what accessible tourism truly means. Accessible beaches and hotels, easy flying […]

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Wendy Crawford Gives ‘Beauty’ TEDx Talk

Depending on who you ask and which country you ask it in, “beauty” is as fluid as the tide in the ocean. And when you add disability to the mix, it gets a lot more complicated. Some people just can’t see someone with a disability as beautiful, even if it’s Cindy Crawford or Brad Pitt […]

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CinemAbility: A Fantastic Disability Media Documentary

Bravo Jenni Gold! The well known Hollywood director with muscular dystrophy’s documentary CinemAbility has captured the imagination of some of Hollywood’s brightest luminaries, and it’s continuing to do so with every premiere held. CinemAbility officially premiered last fall on the anniversary of signing of the ADA. Many of the most well-known actors with disabilities in […]

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 […]

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 […]