September 2014

Stop Sending Disabled Kids to “Special Land”

By | September 3rd, 2014|

This tree house is wheelchair accessible and provides lots of summer fun for campers at Cradle Beach, outside Buffalo, N.Y. Kids head back [...]

August 2014

Where are the disabled in TV ads?

By | August 20th, 2014|

Nordstrom has long used models with disabilities, such as Jillian Mercado, who is shown in this photo from the Associated Press. A friend [...]

Trouble on the Streets of New York City

By | August 12th, 2014|

Good luck trying to negotiate this intersection in New York City. Last time I visited New York City, I was frustratingly reminded how [...]

July 2014

Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready for a Disaster?

By | July 29th, 2014|

If your neighborhood was flooded during a disaster, could you escape to a safe place? Do you know what you'd do if your [...]

Say ‘Sesame’ and Steps Disappear!

By | July 16th, 2014|

With the steps retracted, this wheelchair user rides the lift to the front door. Imagine pushing up to a building where you're face [...]

Bette Midler and Laughing at Disability

By | July 2nd, 2014|

Bette Midler - as Delores De Lago - cavorting on stage in an electric wheelchair. I grew when there was no ADA, no [...]

June 2014

Good News, Bad News About Travel

By | June 26th, 2014|

Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant on the Jersey Shore added a lift when it rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy. There's good news and bad news [...]

NPR’s Interview with Disabled Travel Expert

By | June 10th, 2014|

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, [...]

From the ER to the OR With Weeks in Between

By | June 5th, 2014|

A few weeks ago I wrote about a friend with osteogenesis imperfecta — or brittle bone disease — who went to the ER after breaking [...]

May 2014

Sex and the School Board Candidate

By | May 22nd, 2014|

Angela J. Bray campaigned for a seat on the Niagara Falls School Board in New York — but lost. I wouldn't be surprised if the [...]

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