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December 2013

Online shopping: what a gift!

By |December 2nd, 2013|

It feels like a cyber assault these last couple of days every time I signed into my email account and find countless, screaming offers for [...]

November 2013

The dreaded, but necessary, annual X-ray

By |November 23rd, 2013|

A recent study has found that "women with disabilities are significantly less likely to be screened for cancer than their able-bodied counterparts." My [...]

Gettin’ from here to there

By |November 20th, 2013|

Door-to-door paratransit service is scheduled in advance. I blogged recently about making the decision to switch from car to wheelchair van, and since [...]

He wanted to dance; I didn’t

By |November 15th, 2013|

How do you handle the embarrassing situation when a stranger pushes your wheelchair out on the dance floor with your permission?

Even old hotels can be accessible

By |November 11th, 2013|

Old photo of Hotel Lafayette in Buffalo, NY, which has been renovated to be completely accessible. We celebrated a big family wedding over [...]

Just let me vote!

By |November 3rd, 2013|

Once inside the voting booth, the curtain would close, I would lift my then-toddler onto my lap and direct her to the levers she [...]

October 2013

Media still ignoring us

By |October 28th, 2013|

I may be retired from journalism, but the topic of how media covers issues important to the disability community still ranks high on my list [...]

Women with Something to Say

By |October 23rd, 2013|

American artist Riva Lehrer was born with Spina bifida. There's an interesting "People in the News" item in the current issue of New [...]

Car to wheelchair van? Help me decide

By |October 18th, 2013|

edmunds.com offers advice on selecting a ramp for a wheelchair van; shown here is VMI Toyota Sienna with ramp that stows under the floor. [...]

Good meals in crammed restaurants

By |October 14th, 2013|

In my book, there's no better way to hang out with friends than at a restaurant over a meal where the focus is on talking, [...]

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