September 2016

Paralyzed Teen Jerika Bolen Dies, as Planned

By | September 23rd, 2016|

Jerika Bolen, the teen at the center of a controversy over whether people with nonterminal disabilities should be allowed to end their lives, has died.

Bezgraniz Couture Inclusive Clothing Coming to LA Fashion Week

By | September 22nd, 2016|

Bezgraniz Couture is coming to America! The inclusive clothing line will debut at Los Angeles Fashion Week on Oct. 2.

Finally — Hands-Free Pokémon GO is Possible (for a Price)

By | September 16th, 2016|

Soon those willing to pay $349 can wander into traffic or fall off cliffs chasing the elusive Pikachu just like everyone else.

Disaster Response During Louisiana Flood Significantly Improved

By | September 15th, 2016|

The response to those with disabilities improved from the response during Katrina, according to the Red Cross.

August 2016

Major Budget Cuts Impact Rio 2016 Paralympics

By | August 29th, 2016|

This year's fencing event will be held at Olympic Park, as the site where it was originally to take place will be dismantled as [...]

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 23-year-old Glastonbury, [...]

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.

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