July 2016

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. [...]

Outrage Builds Against ‘Me Before You’

By | June 1st, 2016|

Outrage against the movie by people with disabilities is escalating as the movie gets set to open in theaters on June 3.

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