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Ms. Wheelchair NY Demands More Accessible Housing

Ms. Wheelchair NY Demands More Accessible Housing

Andrea Dalzell, 27, is the new Ms. Wheelchair New York 2015. Her platform is two-fold — promote activities for people with spinal cord injuries and improve the amount of accessible housing in New York. The latter is especially near and dear to her heart. “It deeply disturbs me that more and more young people with […]

“You’re still alive and the body is just a vehicle for the expression of your soul, no matter what form or shape it is in.”

SCI Life: October 2014

Yoga Teacher Mary-Jo Fetterly; Universal Design; Winter Clothing

Lynx Grills: The ADA Grill

Lynx Grills: The ADA Grill

Summer is almost over, and for many that also means the end of grilling season is nigh. There’s just something about grilling hot dogs and hamburgers in the cold that doesn’t seem quite right. But grill-enthusiasts who don’t mind chilly weather and who also have deep pockets will want to check out the new ADA […]

Where are the disabled in TV ads?

Where are the disabled in TV ads?

A friend tells me I go out of my way to make things harder for myself, so when I recently needed a new washing machine, I purchased a front-loader. Believe me, it makes doing laundry almost bearable. So, if it works for me, wouldn’t many others benefit — disabled and non-disabled alike (i.e., short and […]

New Mobility is Now on Pinterest

New Mobility is Now on Pinterest

New Mobility is now on Pinterest. Right now we have four boards:

A Moving Experience

A Moving Experience

When disability comes knocking at your door, you usually have to widen it.

Bob Vogel’s 12 Holiday Gifts for Wheelchair Users

Bob Vogel’s 12 Holiday Gifts for Wheelchair Users

‘Tis the season for holiday gift lists. For about eight years after my injury in 1985, I was bothered by annual variations of “gift ideas for wheelchair users,” and I couldn’t figure out why. I’d learned to live and thrive as an adventurous T10 para, and would have been thrilled with a gift of, say, […]

How Smart is the Smart Apartment?

How Smart is the Smart Apartment?

You are supposed to be able to control everything, from the thermostat to a lift that will get you out of bed, put you on the john, with a blink of an eye, a sip or a puff, a press of a button or your voice. That’s what they’re aiming for at the newly opened […]

My Perfect Kitchen

My Perfect Kitchen

When fate put me on wheels in 2000, it did nothing to change the appetites of my husband and son. We had just moved into a custom “forever” home on a ranch far from fast food and delivery. I cooked and cursed my unforgiving, existing kitchen for 10 years before implementing the “perfect wheelchair kitchen […]

The Accessible Home

The Accessible Home

The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages and Abilities started as a question: What does it take to make a home where a person with disabilities can live a normal life?