August 2006 Table of Contents


Blending Form & Function

Architects go "above and beyond" when implementing a San Francisco museum's accessible features—and earn the prestigious Barrier-Free America Award.

India: Making
Mobility Real

For most people in India with disabilities, mobility is just a dream. A U.S. research lab and a local manufacturing group are tackling the challenge of making that dream a reality.

Testing Their Mettle

Athletes with disabilities compete at the 20th National Veterans Golden Age Games.

Paralyzed Veterans of America:
Working for You

In pursuit of better lives for members and other people with disabilities, PVA carries a lot of weight and influence—largely because of its Government Relations programs.

Support for Better SCI Care

Nine new grants will enhance quality of life and increase knowledge about spinal-cord injury/dysfunction.

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Caregiver Connection

Maureen Blair Lurvey gives us a candid look at her career as a caregiver.

People in the News

Chris Devlin-Young's rise from novice skier to Paralympic medalist.

Living Well

Music can be as powerful as a drug to help calm individuals who are very stressed.

Travel Tips

PN columnist Carol Randall writes about how Wisconsin is opening doors for people with disabilities. Also: Travel to the south of France and the Greek Isles.

Mobility and More

James Inkster gives some tips on choosing the most appropriate vehicle and adaptations given your particular situation.

And Finally...

Bart Brophy and friends fight for access to beaches for people with disabilities.


Disabled biker Sid Wallick helps raise funds for the Arizona Heart Institute.

Veteran Advisor

Clyde Reed, PVA NSO, explains how income from part-time employment affects veterans' benefits or ratings.

Healing Options

Columnist S. Laurance Johnston, PhD, continues his discussion of curanderismo and its spiritual roots.

Sexuality and SCI

Dr. Stanley Ducharme further explains reasons behind sexual dysfunction and recent advancements in understanding women's health.

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