January 2010 Table of Contents
Historic buildings must be made accessible. The 2009 Barrier-Free America Award winner proves it can be done!
Veterans Day is more than a time to attend a parade or remember those who fought for our freedom—it’s when we can honor and celebrate all generations.
Choosing the right wheelchair seat cushion involves more than picking a pretty color!
A dancing quintet’s power-chair performance wows the audience at this year’s National Veterans Creative Arts Festival.
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Thanks to loyal supporters, hard-working staff, and a well-focused mission, PVA continues to make a positive impact in veterans' lives.
Compassion and concern for veterans who have served their country form basis of General Eric Shinseki's actions as new Department of Veterans Affairs secretary.
PN contributor Kurt Larsen discusses common computer technologies for the home and the combination that works best for him.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards launched a program that will help people with ALS and their families each time he leads his team to a touchdown
The Lakeshore Foundation and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) join forces in rehabilitative science research program.
Alcohol plus SCI can be a risky combination; aging only adds to the problem.
Disabled Explorers and Sportsmobile West have built a custom recreational vehicle specially equipped for backcountry adventuring by people with mobility challenges.
Dynamic Controls’ iChair connects users’ iPhones or iPod touch to a wheelchair system via Bluetooth® in order to display information in real time.
Further OPTIONS, a developer of vehicle-entry systems for wheelchair users, helps people with physical challenges get back behind the wheel.
People with disabilities face many challenges when attempting to pump their own gas.
The Handicapped Travel Club encourages people with disabilities and their families to travel, meet, and share information on making recreational vehicles accessible.
To make it easier for its wheelchair-using patients to readjust to air travel, Shepherd Center (Atlanta) has partnered with Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways
Freedom Shores in southeast Mexico is working hard to make the beach resort a universal-designed vacation destination
A workshop offers presentations from experts with extensive experience in developing technologies and providing services to impoverished regions.
Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance provides coverage on the home mortgage of certain severely disabled veterans and servicemembers.
Winds and rain the night before clear the way for cool temperatures, sunny skies, and great racing at the 34th Marine Corps Marathon, in Arlington, Va.
Anglers with limited or no use of their hands or arms can operate the Fishing Doc™ rod and reel by sip-n-puff or joystick.
USOC and its Paralympic Division, along with USOC member organizations, will expand rehabilitative support at the community level in collaboration with VA, to injured veterans.
After Hurricane Katrina, the Department of Veterans Affairs will construct a new medical center in New Orleans.
Henry Claypool is named U.S. Department of Health and Human Services director of the Office on Disability.
Past, present, and future veterans and their families and friends attended the 3rd Annual Military Day & Veterans’ Resource Fair in Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark agrees to serve on the Department of Veterans Affairs(VA).
VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki unveiled the department’s comprehensive plan to end homelessness among veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is adding four new veterans’ law judges to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
The Plexidor Electronic Pet Door allows pets to go outside when they have to, not when someone can let them out.
The Enjoy the Fight™ brace works well for anglers who have trouble holding a fishing pole.
The ROHO Hybrid Elite™ cushion reportedly combines the skin-protection and shape-matching ability of ROHO DRY FLOATATION® with the stability of a Jay® contoured-foam base.
Being vocal is important, since ADA laws are already in place.