August 2016

Valentino May be the Most Accessible Beach Ever

By | August 22nd, 2016|

Opening this past June, the Valentino Beach Club has what may be the most wheelchair accessible beach ever. The Calabria, Italy, resort installed private raised [...]

Wheelchair Boxing Strives to be a Paralympic Sport

By | August 19th, 2016|

Wheelchair boxing may one day become a Paralympic sport, but it still has a long way to go. Just ask Ian Cannon. The a 23-year-old [...]

Project Value Asserts Disability is Not Worse than Death

By | August 10th, 2016|

A group is out to testify that there's so much more to life with a disability than one of “suffering that could last decades”.

Nation Loses a Top Disability Rights Attorney

By | August 3rd, 2016|

Larry Paradis, cofounder and executive director of Disability Rights Advocates, has died.

July 2016

Adults with SMA Question Teen Jerika Bolen’s Decision to End Life

By | July 25th, 2016|

Jerika Bolen, who has spinal muscular atrophy type 2, plans to turn off her ventilator with the full support of her mother Jen.

DNC Changes Platform to Include Long Term Care

By | July 23rd, 2016|

After being left out initially, community integration, including a right to long term care services, was added to the platform of the Democrat National Convention [...]

More Accessible Taxis Coming to Chicago

By | July 13th, 2016|

Although Chicago is already a very accessible destination, it’s getting ready to ramp up that access a notch with the coming influx of even more [...]

Xbox Avatars May Soon Sport Wheelchairs

By | July 7th, 2016|

In a move cheered by gamers with disabilities, Xbox may soon include an option for avatars to use Xbox-themed wheelchairs. And how these images were [...]

“The Strength Coach” Greg Smith, 1964-2016

By | July 6th, 2016|

Greg Smith —“the wheelchair dude with attitude”— passed away on June 2 at age 52. He dedicated his life and career to increasing disability awareness [...]

June 2016

New 3-D Printed Wheelchair Promises “Perfect Fit” for Users

By | June 20th, 2016|

For many wheelchair users, finding a comfortable chair can feel like searching for Cinderella’s glass slipper. Enter  London based designer Benjamin Hubert, who hopes to [...]

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