Architect, businesswoman and policy-shaper Karen Braitmayer has excelled at making accessibility cool since before the ADA even existed. Braitmayer’s commitment to elevating the discussion around architecture and access transcends professional boundaries: For her, it’s personal.
As the deputy editor for io9, one of the web’s leading geek culture sites, Jill Pantozzi is uniquely positioned to influence the mainstream discourse about comics, sci-fi, fantasy and more.
Adaptive products and adaptive lifestyles go hand in hand. Our annual Consumer Guide shows you the tech — and the techniques — for living fully on wheels.
No one wants to worry about the possibility of losing more function or suffering from increased pain, but scar tissue and cysts in and on the spinal cord can cause just that for a small percentage of people with SCI. Tim Gilmer talks with wheelers dealing with these unfortunate circumstances to learn how to handle spinal cord complications.
Will wheelchairs always have wheels? If we can’t hail an Uber driver, will the company send an autonomous vehicle instead? And what about research?Where's our cure? Read on for answers in this, our first Big Ideas issue.
Living life with a disability almost inevitably involves a delicate, and often frustrating, dance with the rest of society’s (mis)conceptions of inspiration.
Twenty years after Dean Kamen revealed his stair-climbing wonder chair, the iBOT is poised to take center stage again with a new and improved model. Bob Vogel tested the new model and talked with the team members behind it to see that they learned from the original’s struggles and how they are working to make iBOT 2.0 a success.
What started as a simple inquiry about a potential profile developed into a beautiful correspondence between two longtime wheelchair users about life on the ranch.
As the head of Airbnb’s push for accessibility and inclusion, Srin Madipalli is overseeing the $35 billion peer-to-peer rental giant’s efforts to make travel more accessible. With rentals in almost 200 countries and over 150 million users, the company could be a game changer.
Despite facing many of the same barriers that wheelchair-using doctors encounter, a growing army of nurses on wheels is fighting the system and advocating for changes that will benefit everyone, with and without disabilities