The legendary festival of Pete Seeger — always a model of socially responsible music and accessibility — lives on.
There are accessibility guidelines available for virtually any feature to be found in a park, including parking, signage, walkways, playgrounds, parks programs and fishing piers.
“My bobber went under!” I say, feeling a lump in my throat, not totally sure if fishing from this spot was a good idea or not.
In the very cool department, Outrider USA, an ultralight adventure vehicle company, has created the Horizon Trike — a full-suspension on-road/off-road battery powered adaptive trike. The idea for the Horizon started a year ago when Christopher Wenner, an adventurer, Ph.D, and quadriplegic contacted the folks at Outrider and shared his vision of building an electric […]
Multiple sclerosis is a bitchy disease, something filmmaker Jason DaSilva and I both understand intimately. It hits like a tsunami, makes a devastating mess, takes what it wants and doesn’t usually give anything good in return. In my own experience, it feels like I am slowly being whittled down. A little off my eyes, my […]
After eight days at sea, British sip-and-puff sailor Hilary Lister, 42, is nearing the coast of Oman. Lister, 42, has undertaken an 800 nautical mile crossing of the Indian ocean from Mumbai, India to Muscat, Oman on a 28-foot trimaran sailboat controlled by a sip-and-puff system. Upon completion she will be the first quadriplegic to […]
“Live as if you die tomorrow, dream as if you’ll live forever” is the favorite quote of Chris Hrabik, a C5-6 quad from Sedgewickville, Mo., who surprisingly was not born with the need for speed. You’d think he was, since he’s the first quadriplegic performance stage rally racer in the U.S., but his desire to […]
I hardly ever mention what I’m about to disclose out of fear people will laugh at me. Looking back on my life, I have a hard time believing I did it. But the truth is, I once was a cheerleader. That’s right, a wheelchair cheerleader during my college years at the University of Illinois — […]
Good news for Broadway lovers: some theaters are going to be more accessible. The feds have brokered an agreement with the powerful Nederlander Organization to improve access at nine of its Broadway theaters after finding numerous ADA violations. It took years of negotiation, but the company has agreed to add wheelchair seating locations; provide more […]
Ghosts aren’t usually too concerned about hanging out in accessible areas. That is why wheelchair accessible ghost hunting groups are just the thing, enabling people with disabilities to finally do what we’ve always dreamed of: Hunt ghosts. Maybe your home is haunted — your very accessible home — which means that hunting ghosts is the […]