March 2014

Jason DaSilva: When I Walk, AXS Map

By | March 25th, 2014|

Multiple sclerosis is a bitchy disease, something filmmaker Jason DaSilva and I both understand intimately. It hits like a tsunami, makes a devastating mess, takes [...]

“Plain Jane” Shocumentary Torrid, Mind-Opening

By | March 7th, 2014|

When one of the first scenes of Jane Hash's documentary, Plain Jane, begins, you know you're in for wild ride. She shows all the crazy [...]

Jason Becker: In Rare Company

By | March 1st, 2014|

Jason Becker was a world-class guitar player when ALS struck. 25 years later, he's still making music.

February 2014

Chuck Close Snaps 20 Megastars for Vanity Fair

By | February 19th, 2014|

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 [...]

First Wheelchair User Model at New York Fashion Week

By | February 14th, 2014|

Break out the champagne and caviar, folks, a miracle has occurred — a wheelchair user model has graced the runway during New York Fashion Week. [...]

Broadway to be More Accommodating

By | February 12th, 2014|

John Hockenberry wrote about his experience in an inaccessible New York theater. Good news for Broadway lovers: some theaters are going to be [...]

Broadway to get Much Needed Accessibility Upgrade

By | February 12th, 2014|

Photo courtesy of Broadway Tour/ Broadway’s about to get a much needed accessibility upgrade after a settlement was reached in January between the [...]

January 2014

Disabled Fashionista Jillian Mercado’s New Gig

By | January 28th, 2014|

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 [...]

Artist Chuck Close Wheelchair Bound? Cut Him Loose!

By | January 14th, 2014|

New York Times’ Linda Yablonsky recently wrote this about the artist Chuck Close: “Close, who is 73, has been bound to a motorized wheelchair since [...]

7 Awesome Roles Played by an Actor with a Disability

By | January 8th, 2014|

It's no secret producers and casting agents remain hesitant to hire real disabled actors. They could have a dozen roles portraying someone with a disability [...]

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