December 2015

Medicare Coverage for Wheelchair Components is Safe for a Year

By | December 18th, 2015|

Sen. Corker, R-Tenn., meets with Teal Sherer and Robbin Sinatra at a Roll on Capitol Hill. Legislative visits like this are crucial for elected [...]

Penalized for Working: Teacher Loses Appeal, Personal Assistance

By | December 17th, 2015|

Jenny Weast fears her 29-year-long teaching career may be over. On Nov. 27, Jenny Weast, a teacher from Oakmont High School in Roseville, [...]

Wheelchair-using Pedestrians More Likely to be Struck

By | December 10th, 2015|

Traveling on the road in your wheelchair may be even more dangerous than you think. Wheelchair-using pedestrians are over a third more likely to be [...]

Jay Ruckelshaus Named as Rhodes Scholar

By | December 9th, 2015|

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and among the most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world, and Jay Ruckelshaus, a senior at Duke University [...]

Is Suicide an Option? Depends if You’re Disabled, says Study

By | December 8th, 2015|

The results of this study aren't surprising, says lead researcher Emily Lund. A joint Utah State University and Mississippi State University study finds [...]

Wheelchair Users Push Back Against Red Rocks Ticket Resellers

By | December 2nd, 2015|

Colorado advocates are pushing back against ticket reselling websites like StubHub and SeatGeek that they say are snapping up accessible seats at the Red Rocks [...]

Over 500 Amtrak Stations Still Inaccessible

By | December 2nd, 2015|

The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed 25 years ago, gave Amtrak 20 years to make its stations accessible. Now it’s five years past that deadline, [...]

November 2015

Seattle Sued Over Broken, Missing Curb Cuts

By | November 3rd, 2015|

Cuquis Robledo demonstrates one of Seattle's many "crappy curbs." Disability Rights Washington has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Seattle over [...]

Economic Self-Sufficiency the “Bone in My Throat,” says Sen. Harkin

By | November 2nd, 2015|

Despite the increased accessibility the ADA has brought for millions, Iowa’s recently-retired Sen. Tom Harkin says it has also failed many.

October 2015

Carlos Moleda Wins Fifth Ironman Championship

By | October 15th, 2015|

Ironmen Jason Gradyan and Carlos Moleda On Saturday, Oct. 10, in Kona, Hawaii, Carlos Moleda, cinched his fifth Ironman World Championship in the [...]

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