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 [...]

Apple Watch Will Soon Count Every Roll of a Wheel as Well as Step of a Foot

By | June 15th, 2016|

It can already count every step of a foot, and soon the Apple Watch will be able to track every roll of a wheel. At [...]

Gaylord Resort Apologizes for Employee Calling Amy Van Dyken a “Cripple”

By | June 10th, 2016|

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, has swiftly apologized to ex-Olympian Amy Van Dyken for its employee, a hotel security officer named [...]

All Wheels Up Wants You to be Able to Stay in Your Wheelchair While Flying

By | June 6th, 2016|

The advocacy group All Wheels Up thinks you should be able to stay in your wheelchair while you are flying, if that’s your preference. To [...]

Pathway SCI Stem Cell Trials Shut Down Abruptly

By | June 3rd, 2016|

Stem Cells, Inc. is shutting down its promising Pathway SCI stem cell trials as reported improvements from participants are "not big enough" for investors. [...]

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