March 2010 Table of Contents
Choosing a Chair and Using It
The most influential architect of his time, Frank Lloyd Wright designed about 1,000 structures, including a totally accessible residence for a PVA member.
How the current backlog affects PVA members and clients who have claims pending.
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Also in this issue:
Advice for New Chair-Users
Even such a simple mobility aid as a manual wheelchair needs suggestions for best use.
PVA’s legislative priorities require advocates at home as well as on The Hill.
Accessing Vets’ Services
VA has continued to explore new ways to make access to services more convenient and easier, especially for more isolated and rural parts of our country.
The benefits of exercise therapy; Honor via COLA.
The Gas-Pumping Issue: Part 2
PN Readers Respond to the Gas-Pumping Issue
Priorities of VSOs
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs conducted a roundtable to review the priorities of the major veterans’ service organizations (VSOs).
Air Carrier Discrimination
Courts Rule on Individual Rights Under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA)
PVA Explores Green Jobs
New OPM Deputy Director
Christine M. Griffin has been confirmed and appointed as U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) deputy director.
Pain After SCI
Whether acute or chronic, pain can be difficult to treat—especially after spinal-cord injury.
Travels by Air, Sea, and Land
Regenerative rehabilitation will reshape healthcare over the next two decades.
A Classy Camaro Allows for Easy Access
Q & A on Vehicle Selection
Things to consider prior to purchasing an accessible vehicle
Retrieving your chair just got easier.
A weight activated safety switch helps keep you safe.
Learning from VA
From the government’s point of view there is a risk in putting people in charge of their own destiny.
Effectively manage your digital-photo files and innovative ways to share them with others.
Caring for Each Other
Service dogs take care of people, and free eye exams help take care of the animals.
Strategies for Meeting Financial Goals
Planning tips to meet your financial goals; How to relieve credit-card debt.
Pins Fall in Las Vegas
The 2009 Vegas Invitational bowling tournament
Mount Kilimanjaro or Bust
Para Plans History-making Climb
Conoco Phillips U.S. Adaptive Cross Country Championships
Two Shots, Two Kills
A chin operated shooting system enables quad hunter to bag two bucks.
VA Ratings of Incompetence
VA rating of incompetence: What is it, how does it affect you, and what can you do about it?
A Home That Works!
New series of articles will focus on accessible, energy-efficient homes.
Alamo Mobility’s “Warrior Wagon” for injured military personnel
10th Annual Augusta Toy Ride
Tools and Gadgets
The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices
2010 catalog of EasyStand standing frames
Better wheelchair living
Products for better wheelchair living
A look back at the March PN in three decades shows what was new in the world and in the magazine.