July 2016

Adults with SMA Question Teen Jerika Bolen’s Decision to End Life

By | July 25th, 2016|

Jerika Bolen, who has spinal muscular atrophy type 2, plans to turn off her ventilator with the full support of her mother Jen.

The Hands-Free Beauty of Podcasts

By | July 19th, 2016|

Just a few years ago, I discovered a thing that makes those little trips around town a whole lot better. That thing, my friends, is [...]

More Accessible Taxis Coming to Chicago

By | July 13th, 2016|

Although Chicago is already a very accessible destination, it’s getting ready to ramp up that access a notch with the coming influx of even more [...]

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 [...]

Look Up from Your Phones, Walkers

By | July 6th, 2016|

I’ve had it with people so engrossed with their phones that they almost bang into me!

Stiltz Home Elevator

By | July 5th, 2016|

A home elevator big enough for a wheelchair – a new type of wheelchair lift

Accessing 3 Uniquely American Travel Adventures

By | July 1st, 2016|

Three affordable, accessible travel stories about finding Americana.

My SCI Taught Me to say “Yes” to New Experiences

By | July 1st, 2016|

Since his T11 injury, Steve Dalton has learned to say "yes" to new experiences. Now, he says his life is better than it was before his accident.

South Carolina: A Whole New Feat … On Their Feet

By | July 1st, 2016|

Shouts of congratulations and waves of applause could be heard along the entire race route from runners and spectators alike. The unique reason for all of the support is that both of them have spinal cord injuries.

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