Meet Wheelchair Man, the brainchild of Afghanistan-born Boston resident Mohammad Sayed who is bringing his story of “wheel life” heroism to the pages of a brand new comic series.
Broadway’s new production of The Glass Menagerie stars wheelchair user Madison Ferris as Laura. Opening night is March 9.
If I could drive, I could work; and, if I could work, I could probably support a family. It was just enough to give me a vision for change.
The Ruderman Foundation is taking the lead in advocating for people with disabilities on the national stage.
Edna Serrano, aspiring actress and dancer; Access Earth app; Accessible water park
A fictional quad acts on his pre-planned suicide even after finding the love of his life. Two real-life disabled girls — one 5 and the other 14 — choose to die with the blessing of family members. Responding bravely, disability advocates battled widespread ignorance, melodrama and misinformation, telling the truth about living with a disability in an attempt to save lives. For their dedication, courage and persistence, NM is proud to honor them as People of the Year.
Unable to move his fingers and with limited hand use, Dave Kott knew he needed adaptive shop tools to create his ideas. He and a friend developed simple adaptations to allow him to work more on his own.
“I was still me – a filmmaker. I knew that if I could still express myself, I could continue my life as an artist.”
Here’s an unpopular opinion: Anderson Cooper’s coverage of “drive-by lawsuits” on 60 Minutes wasn’t nearly as egregious as many disabled people seem to believe.