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The Wheelchair Accessible Option: Craigslist Finally Listens

The Wheelchair Accessible Option: Craigslist Finally Listens

In August, a petition on Change.org asked for Craigslist to add a wheelchair accessible option to its housing listings. A very cool woman by the name of Altaira Hatton from Portland, Ore.,  came up with the idea. The idea came to her last year while she was house hunting in the Bay Area of California, […]

The Wandering Mind at Night is a Dangerous Thing

The Wandering Mind at Night is a Dangerous Thing

Nighttime can be a dangerous time if you have a disability. Your mind definitely wanders more when you’re in bed alone. Even if you’re not in bed alone, the mind will still wander as you lie there, and it will sometimes wander to some not very pleasant places when you have a disability. I am […]

From Push Girl to Push Goddess

From Push Girl to Push Goddess

It’s always difficult to say how someone’s life will end up after sustaining a spinal cord injury. For Sharina Jones, shot by a neighborhood kid when she was just 5 years old, she holds no ill will towards the boy, or her injury. A self-described “Push Goddess,” Sharina, nearing 30, has transformed into a strong […]

Creating New Holiday Traditions After a Disability

Creating New Holiday Traditions After a Disability

I stopped believing in Santa Claus because I was too smart for my own good. I was 7 and thought, “If Santa Claus will really bring me anything I ask for, why not try for something my parents could never afford?” Since my parents hadn’t taken me to Disney World yet, I asked for four […]

MyVoice Offering a Digital Voice for the iPad and Beyond

MyVoice Offering a Digital Voice for the iPad and Beyond

Augmentive communication, the technology behind helping people who cannot physically speak do so, is seeing an amazing renaissance right now, and it’s all thanks to the iPad and iPhone. In the past, DynaVoxes were the go-to piece of equipment most people with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson’s and other disabilities turned to. […]

Meet Wheelchair Aerialist Paul Nunnari

Meet Wheelchair Aerialist Paul Nunnari

An ex-Paralympian turned wheelchair aerialist, Paul Nunnari is the world’s first person to attempt wheelchair aerialism. In fact, you could say he invented the notion of it, as it’s an incredibly difficult thing to do. Not only must you have a strong upper body, it must be a grotesquely strong upper body, and needs to […]

WHILL, the Sleek Lean-In-To-Go Wheelchair, Launching in the US

WHILL, the Sleek Lean-In-To-Go Wheelchair, Launching in the US

Many people have tried to reinvent the wheelchair in the last 20 years. You have the revolutionary stair climbing wheelchair, the iBot, then you have all-terrain wheelchairs like the Tank Chair, a crazy huge wheelchair with tracks, helping wheelchair-users explore the world unimpeded. But now there’s a new wheelchair available starting next year that’s changing […]

10 Great Holiday Gifts for People with Spinal Cord Injury

10 Great Holiday Gifts for People with Spinal Cord Injury

From the fun and quirky to the absolutely essential, here are 10 fabulous gift ideas for someone with a spinal cord injury.

Why Haven't They Made 'That' Yet?

Why Haven’t They Made ‘That’ Yet?

As I was browsing the invention site Quirky, I was delighted as usual. I always see some amazing things on here for wheelchair-users, like this invention that would help us open any door independently (brilliant!). The other day I also saw an amazing wheelchair umbrella, but that has since been taken down (boo). I just […]

Being the Person Everyone's Uncomfortable Around

Being the Person Everyone’s Uncomfortable Around

When you have a disability, you get really good at reading people — you kind of have to. Most of the world doesn’t like being around us. It sounds harsh, but it’s true. It’s the human condition. People just don’t feel comfortable being around other people that are different. You know it when you’re around […]