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Kary Wright

Outdoor Tracks: Quadriplegia and Crossbows

Think quads and crossbows don’t mix? Think again.

Good News, Bad News About Travel

Good News, Bad News About Travel

There’s good news and bad news this summer if you’re planning to travel. First the good news: On the East Coast, the Jersey Shore is more accessible: Hundreds of business owners whose buildings were demolished during Hurricane Sandy’s vicious attack are finding out that it’s good business to make their establishments accessible as they rebuild. […]

Skye Parker and the Quad-Friendly Kite Buggy

Skye Parker and the Quad-Friendly Kite Buggy

Have you heard of kite buggying? It’s a hybrid of kite boarding and land sailing and it looks like a blast! Kite Buggies provide a speed rush on surfaces like wide open dry lake beds, hard packed sand beaches, big and small grassy areas, and even parking lots. However, controlling the kite buggy rig requires […]

Sam Schmidt Drove a Race Car With His Head

Sam Schmidt Drove a Race Car With His Head

Sam Schmidt’s promising IndyCar career ended 14 years ago when his race car crashed into a wall, but he retook the wheel during preparations for this year’s Indianapolis 500 to demonstrate the latest in automotive wizardry. Schmidt, a quadriplegic and longtime IndyCar team owner, cruised several times around the hallowed track at speeds exceeding 100 […]

Sean Rose: Kite-Skiing Across Europe’s Largest Ice-Cap

Sean Rose: Kite-Skiing Across Europe’s Largest Ice-Cap

On March 29, Sean Rose, a paraplegic kite skier, attempted to become the first paraplegic to kite-ski across the Vatnajökull icecap in Iceland — at several hundred kilometers wide it is the largest ice cap in Europe. For the first three days the journey went perfectly, but then he was struck with a serious urinary […]

7 Gotta-Try Summertime Adaptive Sports

7 Gotta-Try Summertime Adaptive Sports

When you’re in rehab, therapists inundate you with dozens of recreational ideas, and chances are you were dealing with depression at the time and didn’t try any of them. But maybe now, if many years have passed, you’re finally ready to try one of these adaptive sports. But the big question remains — which one […]

7 Music Festival Survival Rules for Wheelchair Users

7 Music Festival Survival Rules for Wheelchair Users

Music festivals are without question one of the biggest things I look forward to every summer. After all, as a quadriplegic confirmed as a Presbyterian, raised by a Catholic mother and heavily influenced by New Agers as a little girl, I’m one odd duck. The people at these festivals are my people. They’re just as […]

6 Unforgettable Disabled Video Game Characters

6 Unforgettable Disabled Video Game Characters

From all-ages games like Sly Cooper to testosterone-fueled adventures such as Grand Theft Auto, here are six of the most unforgettable disabled video game characters. 6. Lester Crest — Grand Theft Auto V Grand Theft Auto is a longstanding video game series glamorizing felonies that you either love or hate. Definitely a game geared toward […]

My Love/Hate Relationship With Hotels

My Love/Hate Relationship With Hotels

I love hotels. I hate hotels. Know the feeling? While adventure travel is big business these days, for wheelers “adventure” often implies something different: access problems. What’s most frustrating about hotels is how inconsistent they are. Case in point: over the winter I took a break from the cold and snow and headed to the […]

Accessible Gaming:  Evolution of Equality

Accessible Gaming: Evolution of Equality

The newest video game controllers have opened the world of first-person action to those with very little mobility.