THE FUTURE’S SMARTCHAIRS ARE HERE
What if your wheelchair could tell you when it was going to need maintenance or when you needed a pressure release? Or what if it could drive you from point to point without you having to steer? Bob Vogel says the time is now. Also, Elizabeth Jameson and Catherine Monahon ask, why can’t we have wheelchairs that are both functional and beautiful?
Paralympian Seth McBride shares how and why wheelchair users should keep tabs on their metabolism.
CREATING A SAFE SPACE
Kate Matelan reports on how Van Brooks’ nonprofit, SAFE Alternative Foundation for Education, is transforming
his Baltimore community.
Technology is transforming work, and for wheelchair users willing to take advantage, REVECA TORRES finds there are more opportunities available than ever.
Spring is almost here and there’s no better time to start planning and planting your dream garden. Whether indoors, outdoors or upside down — flowers, foliage or food-focused — the options are plentiful. Paula Larson talks with all types of gardeners about best strategies and tools to guarantee your horticultural success, and Tim Gilmer adds his love of gardening into the mix.
HOLY ROLLING IN ISRAEL
Accessible travel expert Cory Lee has been all over the world. Find out how Israel rates on access and why it is his favorite destination.
WALKER TO WHEELER
Heidi Johnson-Wright chronicles her life in the odd limbo between being able to walk and using a wheelchair.
FAMILIES LIKE OURS
What happens when four families with high-level quad dads meet in person for the first time? Kristen Sachs and Kenny Salvini capture the special gathering.
SEX, WHEELS & RELATIONSHIPS
Regan Linton profiles four couples we love, who speak candidly about their relationships in and out of the bedroom. An excerpt from Ben Mattlin’s new book digs into the dynamics of “inter-abled” relationships, Veronica Skye shares an intimate look at how she hid her colostomy from people she dated for half her life before finally opening up about it, and Mitch Tepper has fun checking out the latest in adaptive sex toys.
The 2017 hurricane season upended hundreds of thousands of lives. Cindy Otis reports on United Spinal’s relief efforts for those with disabilities.
AN OTTER’S LIFE
Curious about Christiaan “Otter” Bailey’s nickname? The humanitarian work of the world-class adaptive surfer/skater may be an even better story. By Seth McBride.
If you’re looking to find your artistic inspiration in a peaceful setting, Mark Braunstein may have the answer for you (and its free!).
PEOPLE OF THE YEAR
Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin met in rehab 15 years ago and forged a bond over a commitment to improve support systems for people with SCI. With innovative programs and services, their nonprofit, Wheeling Forward, has done just that for thousands. Seth McBride shows how their distinct styles complement each other and how their selfless approach has built a tight-knit New York community.
A PASSION FOR ART
Richard Bell didn’t discover his passion for art until after his SCI, and Jenni Gold reports he is not wasting any time making the most of it.
THE OGO IS HERE
Fast, responsive, fun — and a little dangerous. Bob Vogel checks out the Ogo and other Segway modifications offering wheelers new mobility options.
THE ADOPTION OPTION
Brigham Fordham shares the highs and lows of going through the adoption process twice, and why you shouldn’t let a spinal cord injury stop you.