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New Medicare Beneficiary Wheelchair Repair Survey

New Medicare Beneficiary Wheelchair Repair Survey

All wheelchair users know that wheelchair repair is essential to mobility, independence, and the ability to contribute to, and participate in society. However, some Medicare policies may restrict access to wheelchair repair services. It is critical that wheelchair users on Medicare have access to a supplier with trained and experienced service technicians and the infrastructure […]

Join United Spinal’s CRT Virtual Call-In

Join United Spinal’s CRT Virtual Call-In

This week is Complex Rehabilitation Technology Week. United Spinal along with other stakeholders at the NCART Conference are in Washington, D.C., promoting better access to customized wheelchairs. You can participate by contacting your members of Congress and telling them the right wheelchair matters here. Once you click the link, just follow the steps and an […]

ADA Legacy Project Bus Tour to Kick Off in July

ADA Legacy Project Bus Tour to Kick Off in July

It may be another year until the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25, but the ADA Legacy Project is launching a cross-country bus tour this summer to celebrate and raise awareness of the historic civil rights law. The yearlong tour begins July 25, 2014 in Houston, the home of President George H.W. Bush, who signed […]

Lex Frieden Speaks at Civil Rights Summit

Lex Frieden Speaks at Civil Rights Summit

Lex Frieden, a United Spinal Association board member who played an integral role in the development, passage and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, participated in a social justice panel discussion at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, as part of the Civil Rights Summit that took place April 8-10. Frieden […]

Q'Straint's New iQ Research Center

Q’Straint’s New iQ Research Center

Wheelchair users are especially vulnerable in high-impact motor vehicle crashes, but Q’Straint, one of the largest manufacturers of wheelchair securement devices is hoping to make such travel safer with the opening of its cutting–edge iQ Research Center of Excellence. “Our new crash simulation system allows us to now study, test, certify and bring new products […]

NMEDA to Give Away Four Adaptive Vans

NMEDA to Give Away Four Adaptive Vans

NMEDA will give away four adaptive vans in May as part of National Mobility Awareness Month.

Are Popular Rideshare Companies Excluding Disabled?

Are Popular Rideshare Companies Excluding Disabled?

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have soared in popularity but they have largely excluded people with disabilities. The California Public Utilities Commission may take action if it finds these companies are leaving the disabled in the lurch. “The commission will step in once we have information, verifiable information, that there’s a divide between the […]

Khaled Alsafadi: Make UGA Arch Accessible

Khaled Alsafadi: Make UGA Arch Accessible

Khaled Alsafadi is excited to graduate from the University of Georgia this spring with a bachelor’s in psychology, but his excitement is bittersweet because he’s going to miss out on a century old tradition. Upon receiving their degrees, the brand new alumni celebrate by passing under the school’s wrought iron arch, but several concrete steps […]

Golden Gate Park to Become More Accessible

Golden Gate Park to Become More Accessible

A landmark settlement has been reached between the National Park Service and Disability Rights Advocates that will significantly improve wheelchair access at the Golden Gate National Recreational Area, which is the country’s largest urban national park. “People with disabilities for too long have been excluded from many of the experiences offered by national parks,” Larry Paradis, […]

Ongoing ADAPT Sit-In Over Nurse Practices Act

Ongoing ADAPT Sit-In Over Nurse Practices Act

Seventeen ADAPT activists began a sit-in at the headquarters of the New York State Nurses Association this past Wednesday and haven’t left yet. ADAPT says it will not leave the NYSNA headquarters until the nurse’s union supports allowing specially-trained personal assistants to take on some tasks currently performed by nurses. The protest was sparked after […]