July 2016

Xbox Avatars May Soon Sport Wheelchairs

By | July 7th, 2016|

In a move cheered by gamers with disabilities, Xbox may soon include an option for avatars to use Xbox-themed wheelchairs. And how these images were [...]

“The Strength Coach” Greg Smith, 1964-2016

By | July 6th, 2016|

Greg Smith —“the wheelchair dude with attitude”— passed away on June 2 at age 52. He dedicated his life and career to increasing disability awareness [...]

June 2016

Some Positive Aspects of “Me Before You”

By | June 10th, 2016|

Given that I am approaching my 33rd year as a quadriplegic, I was immediately interested in Me Before You when I first saw a preview [...]

The Inaccurate and Dangerous Message of “Me Before You”

By | June 3rd, 2016|

Hollywood’s latest tearjerker, Me Before You, promotes the dangerous message that it is preferable, and somehow nobler, to choose euthanasia than it is to live [...]

April 2016

Global Perspectives: Wheelchair Users Fight for Visibility

By | April 1st, 2016|

What do Costa Rica, Croatia and Ukraine have in common? Wheelchair users fighting for visibility.

March 2016

Election Day: Show Up, Be Seen, Advocate and #RevUp! the Vote

By | March 2nd, 2016|

Lex Frieden, a chief architect of the Americans with Disabilities Act, director, Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) program at TIRR Memorial Hermann, addresses a [...]

Building a Life in Paradise

By | March 1st, 2016|

From remote Iceland to the island of Maui to a sailboat moored off Florida, wheelchair users live anywhere they want.

February 2016

Weddings and Wheels

By | February 1st, 2016|

Four weddings that include wheelchair users in unique ways.

January 2016

Wheel Mommies and ‘Selfie’-Acceptance

By | January 5th, 2016|

Showing your wheels in a selfie can be an act of self-love, says Stephanie Arrache. I recently became a member of a Facebook [...]

November 2015

bTizzy: Etsy for Artists with Disabilities

By | November 20th, 2015|

Cool new disability-related websites are popping up all the time, but one to definitely check out is bTizzy, a new online marketplace and community for [...]

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