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Hi There, I'm Camile Araujo

Hi There, I’m Camile Araujo

Hi there, I’m Camile Araujo and this is my blog, Changing Gears. In order for you to have even the slightest interest in my blog, I guess it is only fair I tell you a bit about myself. I have been figuring things out since 1976. I am proud to say I have been around […]

At Work, Are You Just One of the Workers — or 'Special'?

At Work, Are You Just One of the Workers — or ‘Special’?

For most of us, work is the key to independence and self-worth. Our jobs get us out of bed every day allowing us to share our skills and talents. From 9 to 5, we’d like to believe we’re just one of many workers getting paid to be productive. Or, are we fooling ourselves? The syndicated […]

Lex Frieden Speaks at Civil Rights Summit

Lex Frieden Speaks at Civil Rights Summit

Lex Frieden, a United Spinal Association board member who played an integral role in the development, passage and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, participated in a social justice panel discussion at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, as part of the Civil Rights Summit that took place April 8-10. Frieden […]

Jesper Odelberg: On the Rise Swedish Comic with CP

Jesper Odelberg: On the Rise Swedish Comic with CP

We’ve profiled wheelchair-using comedians before — Megan Gallagher, Zach Anner and the adorable Amy Bruener to name a few — and now we can add Swedish comic Jesper Odelberg to our list. Odelberg hasn’t yet made his big debut in the United States. We’re not quite sure if that’s what he even wants international notoriety, […]

Behind the Wheel of a New Van

Behind the Wheel of a New Van

Wow, am I sitting up high now!  So high in fact, I can see over almost all the other vehicles on the road. What a feeling of power behind the wheel!  It’s also one of the benefits of ditching my much smaller and lower Honda Civic for a  newly equipped and very accessible van. I’ve […]

Taming Our Fear of Flying

Taming Our Fear of Flying

Flying can be scary for wheelchair users, but these tips can make for a smooth ride.

Ashley Lauren Fisher: Full Force, Non-Stop

Ashley Lauren Fisher: Full Force, Non-Stop

Restaurateur Ashley Lauren Fisher — face of a model, brain of a businesswoman, heart of gold.

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NSCIA Members in Action: Bill Fertig, Jennifer Wolff

Bill Fertig: Solving Problems in the Office and on the Beach;
UsersFirst: Changing of the Guard

Kary Wright was able to fish for sharks and more right from his campsite in Fiesta Key, Fla.

Outdoor Tracks: Surprise on the Line!

“My bobber went under!” I say, feeling a lump in my throat, not totally sure if fishing from this spot was a good idea or not.

Crip Buzz: April 2014

Crip Buzz: April 2014

Six Phrases You Hear Only at the Paralympics: “I wish I didn’t have legs” …