The Steve Gleason Act of 2015 unanimously passed the U.S. Senate on April 22 and is expected to have a good chance at passing the House. The Act will make it easier with people who have ALS and other speech-impacting disabilities to obtain Medicare funding for speech-generating devices and eye-gazing technology. “Living with ALS is […]
Advocates were infuriated to discover San Francisco’s new luxury bus service, Leap, disabled all of the wheelchair lifts in its entire fleet. Some are discussing filing a lawsuit and Chris Pangilinan, a former San Francisco transportation engineer, filed a complaint with the Department of Justice in late March. In response to this backlash, the company […]
In March, Josh Smith, a recently paralyzed engineer, launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for the Sixth Digit, one of the smartest products I’ve ever seen for quads. It is essentially an artificial steel finger you wear like a ring, and it’s available for a $20 donation to Josh’s Kickstarter page. For years of living with […]
Medicare will not pay for bathroom equipment because they say it is not medically necessary. What options do we have?
If it ain’t right, you gotta fix it. Stories of adaptation.
New to disability or interested in re-learning or getting certified to drive? Here are basics to get you started.
Have you noticed that getting the right parts and fixing a small equipment glitch can become a problematic, spendy marathon?
“I couldn’t believe that guys with similar injuries as mine were bodybuilding. It was a life-changing moment.”
The Alivia Bag by Wildflower NYC is one of the classiest, most well-designed bags yet to be made for a wheelchair user, and after being given a sample to try out, I’m sold. The contemporary design of the bag shows Wildflower NYC knows we want to look good, and the company is catering to our […]
Emptying your leg bag as a quad can be one of the most vexing personal care tasks out there. If you have a leg bag, you probably don’t have the dexterity or ability to easily flip or screw the drain open. For a long time, that has meant having a friend or attendant available to […]