In movies, TV shows, magazines, books and pornography we are shown what sex and relationships are “supposed” to look like: normative bodies strolling hand-in-hand down an inaccessible hiking path with the sun shining through the trees. It’s flawless skin brushing up against rock hard abs with meticulously groomed eyebrows and genitals, and no hemorrhoidal skin tags. Phooey.
Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin met in rehab 15 years ago and forged a bond over a commitment to improve support systems for people with SCI. With innovative programs and services, their nonprofit, Wheeling Forward, has done just that for thousands.
Two airlines broke Kenny Salvini’s wheelchair over the course of one year, and in doing so they set him on a mission to find out why accessible air travel is so difficult. What he found is a history of failed policy, an industry blinded by money – and a growing voice for change.
Adaptive products and adaptive lifestyles go hand in hand. Our annual Consumer Guide shows you the tech — and the techniques — for living fully on wheels.
There’s more to independence than simply being able to do everything for yourself. What are the components of independence as a quad, and how do you learn to balance them to live your life to the fullest?
Now that so many people have access to smart phones with decent cameras built in, the art of photography is approachable as never before. Seth McBride talks with four quadriplegic photographers about how they got started, what equipment they graduated to, and which adaptations and tricks of the trade work for them.
Breaking your neck or your back might not seem like something to celebrate, but every day people all across the world with spinal cord injuries do just that. Tim Gilmer talks with 10 wheelers to try to understand the motivation and what people get out of this seemingly odd tradition.
Our reporters share ways to make the accessible home of your dreams more of a reality.
Summer is finally here, and we’ve got great recreation ideas for everyone. Whether you’re looking to break a sweat, get back to nature, or simply chill and catch some rays, Bob Vogel has you covered with kayaking, sailing, hiking, camping, handcycling and more.
You may have never heard of Rory Cooper, but if you use a wheelchair or have a disability, there is a good chance you have used or benefitted from a product or invention he has been involved with.