May 2011 Table of Contents
Caregivers need care and attention as much as anyone else.
It takes more than removing architectural barriers. It's also a matter of changing attitudes.
Have we lost respect for the significance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day?
With careful planning, people with disabilities can better perform daily-living tasks and activities in well-lighted living environments.
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VA is expanding support nationally to caregivers of veterans with Alzheimer’s disease.
More Ways to Help Stretch Your Savings
About 12 years ago, VA promised 180 new beds for SCI long-term care and VA has not yet reached that number.
PVA's largest program is the Veterans Benefits Department. For VBD's staff, it's not just a job—it's a mission.
You Said It...
The story of the guy with the harp (George Flores) brings back memories, DAV distributes handicap-parking flyer, Invacare still makes titanium wheelchairs.
Wheelchair users must perform regular pressure reliefs or the result can be a serious medical problem.
Research projects will test if it's possible to control external devices with thoughts.
VMI releases safety information for its wheelchair-accessible vans.
Driving a scooter is a two-way street.
Braun prez is optimistic about the mobility industry's growth.
Figuring out an appropriate initial withdrawal rate is a key issue in retirement planning.
U.S. Supreme Court rules that the First Amendment protects protesters at funerals of deceased military servicemembers.
Formulating a strategic plan for enhancing and improving collaboration and partnership between VA and DOD.
Initiative—Add Us In—to identify and develop strategies to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities within the small-business community.
The Northwest Women Wheelers' Network (NWWWN) could be a model for women to begin similar groups in other areas of the United States.
VA Wheelchairs: How To Get Them
What are the eligibility criteria for obtaining wheelchairs from the VA?
- Escape into the past by discovering the covered bridges of Vermont.
- Walking or wheeling will allow you to become a "covered-bridge hunter."
- Delta Airlines is penalized $2 million for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities.
- A new online booking tool helps travel agents booking cruises for people with special needs.
- Rollx Vans collaborates to offer its rental vehicles at several airports around the U.S.
- Passengers check out Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas.
Travel agents booking cruises can now easily, quickly, and safely reserve with Special Needs Group, Inc.’s new online booking tool.
RollxVans available at rental agencies at certain airports around the U.S.
You cannot beat Royal Caribbean for accessibility.
We need to stay in touch with the people we care about, especially those with SCI.
From the Floor Up
Nurturing the temperature of your feet via in-floor radiant heating may comfortably manage your body heat.
Since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), many people have claimed their pets are service animals.
Quantum Leap Farm offers therapeutic and recreational horseback-riding programs.
“Breaking” News on the Trap Trail
Arizona and Nevada PVA host the second and third events on the 15th PVA National Trapshoot circuit.
Virginia Mid-Atlantic PVA sponsors the 9-Ball Classic billiards tournament.
Women's sport is growing faster than men's and becoming more competitive, according to a Paralympic gold medalist.
The PVA Racing Team kicks off the season at the Melbourne Marathon.
US Sailing announces members of the new 2011 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics.
PVA launches new PSA, "Building Brighter Futures for Injured Veterans."
In today’s fast-paced world, much information is generated about accessibility and the growing field of Universal Design.
A Priceless Gift is a tribute to service-dog puppy raisers.
A streaming video and written report on chronic pain are available from the University of Washington SCI Forum.
The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) has launched a new educational website.
The EZRock is a state-of-the-art shifter that eases transfers between bed and chair.
Sporting events, expos, meetings, and conferences related to disability.
The rentable Vertical Pool provides a convenient means for daily exercise privately at home.
The Surge is a lightweight, all-in-one oval handrim with a Gription™ strip.
There's more to loving America than turning our eyes to the flag at baseball games and waving flags at parades.