October 2007 Table of Contents


A Principle in Practice

Accessible design benefits everyone—and the Barrier-Free America Award honors an inspiring new facility.

A Call to Action

National Family Caregivers Month 2007 proclaims: Speak up for your rights!

Designs for Employment

When it comes to meeting the needs of veterans with SCI, PVA's new employment counseling center provides the missing link. Also: How do "employment supports" help build a strong, skilled work force?

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PVA President's Message

Newly re-elected PVA President Randy Pleva Sr. says that healthcare for the organization's members will remain the top priority.

Reasons & Remarks

Acting Editor Richard Hoover reflects on the life of long-time friend Cliff Crase.

Fasting & Regeneration

Evidence surfaces indicating that fasting may prove beneficial for people with SCI.

Mobility and More

Soft Touch system reportedly works like cruise control.

Living Well

Study underway to measure the level and quality of participation by people with SCI.

People in the News

Chicago's Alana Wallace is crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2008.

Computer Corner

Blogs are defined, and how you can find a blog of interest to you.

Research Update

Experimental medical device helps restore function and makes impact on quality of life.

Around the House

Tips for cooking up successful projects in the kitchen while enjoying the experience at the same time.

ALS Awareness

Partnership of baseball with the Walk to Defeat ALS is a natural.

Travel Tips

Driving and parking at your cruise port is gaining in popularity.

Veteran Advisor

PVA NSOs rewarded with pride in knowing they can help.

Sports and Recreation

PVA Trapshoot Circuit closing in on final events; 92 entrants participate in Wisconsin shoot.

Fish Tales

Anglers gather where Kentucky and Ohio rivers meet.


Development and commercialization rights granted for FES-based WalkAide System.


Fold-away shower shows versatility. Also: A drinking mug, a Mosaic cushion, an elevated toilet seat, and a tilting wheelchair are profiled.

And Finally...

TRICARE urged to stop blocking access to state-of-the-art mobility devices.

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