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Why Are Strangers Smiling at Us?

Why Are Strangers Smiling at Us?

I was out to brunch recently waiting with a crowd of other hungry customers for tables to open up. My friend and I, both wheelchair users, received the usual number of stares and glares when out in public, especially in pairs. But I also noticed people looking at us with strange, stiff smiles. Most were […]

New Access to Parks Project will Survey National Parks

New Access to Parks Project will Survey National Parks

Many national parks have wonderfully accessible features, but you wouldn’t know it from researching the parks online. To solve this problem, wheelchairtraveling.com is launching its Access to Parks Project, which kicks off in May with a two-week trek to document accessibility features of Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and […]

Disney Universe: Changing, But Still Magical

Disney Universe: Changing, But Still Magical

It’s the Happiest Place on Earth. Is it also the most accessible?

The Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park is noted for being accessible for all.

Accessible Public Spaces

Universal design in landscape architecture is redefining access in parks, memorials and other public spaces.

Kristi Hruzewicz: Sailing to Paradise — and Beyond

Kristi Hruzewicz: Sailing to Paradise — and Beyond

Para Kristi Hreuzewicz followed her sailing dream to a surprising life beyond her expectations.

Bunker Hill Monument

Exploring Boston’s Freedom Trail

A step-by-step guide to finding accessible landmarks of the Revolutionary War and other historic events.

SCI Life: March 2015

SCI Life: March 2015

“I’ve been able to make myself very vulnerable and really just be an open book,” says Kevin Brooks, a T1 para.

Books: So Far, So Good!

Books: So Far, So Good!

Lee Goldstein became a quad in the ’40s. “So Far, So Good,” says the 82-year-old author.

Models With Disabilities Take Over Fashion Week

Models With Disabilities Take Over Fashion Week

Fashionistas who use wheelchairs have been forever wishing to take over the runway during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York and it finally happened earlier this month — and we have the Italian designer FTL Moda to thank. In its “Loving You” show, FTL Moda and famed designer Antonio Urzi decided to pair some of […]

Shannon DeVido Cast in "Difficult People"

Shannon DeVido Cast in “Difficult People”

Comedian Shannon DeVido’s star has been on the rise since a February appearance on the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and landing a role on the upcoming Hulu original series Difficult People, produced by Amy Poehler. Joining the cast of Difficult People has been the biggest break in
 DeVido’s career. “It’s a really cool opportunity […]