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Art Wanted: Re-Imagining of Wheelchairs

Art Wanted: Re-Imagining of Wheelchairs

For the artists of the world itching to work on a wheelchair project that may get noticed by big names in the art world, a juried gallery show at the Bell Arts Factory in Ventura, CA may be just the opportunity you were looking for, or at the very least, a cool opportunity to showcase […]

5 Amazing Wheelchair Sculptures

5 Amazing Wheelchair Sculptures

Go to your local art museum; chances are you’re not going to see a sculpture of someone in a wheelchair. You have to travel far and wide – to a subway in NYC, to the FDR monument in Washington DC. A wheelchair sculpture isn’t just going to turn up at your local art gallery. And […]

SCI Life February 2013

SCI Life February 2013

Hints of Frida Kahlo exude from Reveca Torres, a fashion designer turned nonprofit founder. Torres, 31, is an artistic soul who thrives on experiencing new things, including traveling. It was while traveling …

Wheelchair rap song and more video finds

Wheelchair rap song and more video finds

Part of my job is to scour the Internet for information that piques the interest of wheelchair-users. One of the best ways to do this is? Going on YouTube every couple of days and seeing what’s new (thousands of videos are uploaded daily to the site) of course. And it’s popularity is a great thing […]

Photo by Christopher Michel

The Magic of Burning Man

This trip of a lifetime began inauspiciously, as many of my trips do. I had never been to Burning Man and had no idea that my partner and I were in the lottery to get tickets (the event has become so popular that a lottery system was created to distribute tickets). Turns out that we […]

Meet Team Hotwheelz, hip-hop dancers

Meet Team Hotwheelz, hip-hop dancers

While wheelchair dancing has been a sport for over 20 years, wheelchair hip-hop dancing has never really gotten it’s spotlight – until now. Chelsie Hill, one of the youngest stars from the reality show Push Girls, has founded her very own integrated (able-bodied and disabled) dance team, which she’s dubbed Team Hotwheelz. If you’ve been […]

Custom adapted wind instruments

Custom adapted wind instruments

Don’t give up on playing your flute, clarinet or trumpet just yet. Do you have missing fingers or limited muscle movement? Maarten Visser, an instrument maker from Amsterdam, has made it his life’s work to adapt wind instruments for people with disabilities. His business is called Flute Lab (love the name) and what he‘s doing […]

Jamboxx: Making Music Just a Breath Away

Jamboxx: Making Music Just a Breath Away

Tobias Koslowski lost the ability to play music five years ago, due to muscular dystrophy, but today he’s writing and performing saxophone with the help of the Jamboxx, a breath-driven musical instrument. The device and accompanying software allows novices and professional musicians alike to play 200-plus sounds — from electric guitar to oboe — right […]

Time profiles wheelchair bodybuilding

Time profiles wheelchair bodybuilding

Maybe you heard about wheelchair bodybuilding after becoming disabled, and meh… never thought about it again. Or maybe you’ve never heard about it and could care less, because hey…wheelchair bodybuilding isn’t your thing. But when Time magazine does a photo essay on it, you know you’re gonna like it. In this photo essay by Lauren […]

Porgy and Bess

Porgy’s Long Journey

The story of Porgy and Bess is back on Broadway, and Porgy’s disability is almost lost in the revisions.