September 2011 Table of Contents
While the National Veterans Golden Age Games strive to offer competition for every level of ability, it is the camaraderie that makes this event so important.
Electronics enhance accessible home design.
E-learning is helping PVA deliver better service.
A California company brings hot-air ballooning to people in wheelchairs.
A pair of entrepreneurs are providing much more than beautiful products.
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The Hawaiian canoe is the perfect vehicle for rehabilitation.
There’s a myth that self-employment is meant for certain personality types.
Changes must be made to airline and TSA regs for passengers with disabilities.
A new VA program allows vets to use a hospital of their choice.
You Said It...
Letters from PN readers praise Editor Richard Hoover's strong words (June column) about Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) annual exams for people with SCI, as well as service dogs as pets.
Two dozen people participate in double-blind study.
PVA assists in obtaining home modifications, accessible vehicle, and access to information.
How does MS affect people with the disease and their family members and friends?
Meticulous skin care with daily bathing and avoidance of excessive moisture on skin surfaces is mandatory.
Around the House
Charles Schwab, Architect, AIA
Innovative cook tops and ovens make the kitchen experience fun, creative—and more accessible.
Women with disabilities often find it a challenge to find accessible breast-health services.
VA solicits ideas on how to enhance healthcare services for women.
Airline Fined for ACAA Violation
Carrier denies assistance to wheelchair users.
Plan seeks to eliminate problems with employment service for veterans.
Improvements planned to speed up the more than 800,000 disability claims jamming the system.
Legislation may reduce unemployment figures.
Program lacks avenue of support and excludes certain veterans.
Database link gives first responders details about people with special needs.
Resource aids countries implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
A list of interesting facts that could impact you!
“Not-so-hot tips” can throw a kink in your long-term investment approach.
Tennessee angler wins Lone Star PVA Texas Roundup Bass Tournament Open Competition.
South Dakota tournament offers plenty of fish.
Handcycler has eyes on the Paralympics.
Hands-free device enables the entire experience.
Trapshooters find a new venue on the PVA Trap Circuit.
Train travel has challenges for a PVA trapshooter.
Company adapts clients’ own clothes.
Employment awards recognize Lex Frieden’s contributions.
Mobility-training system comes to the United States.
Designed to create greater independence, how much are they, and how do veterans apply for them?
Why does it take so long, and how does the process work?
Vietnam veterans and their survivors, who alleged VA had improperly denied their claims for service-connected compensation for disabilities allegedly caused by exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange (AO)
Plan now for accessible trips in 2012.
Website will offer real-time availability of accessible rooms.
Resource explores topics important after spinal-cord injury.
Check out how VA medical centers measure up to quality goals.
Buyers guide aids van purchases.
Wheelchair for Kids
Pediatric wheelchair offers several new features.
Compact personal transfer system aids moving to various locations.
Products may resolve costly bathroom remodels.
A listing of events for people with disabilities.
Lack of access to facilities is more than an inconvenience for people with disabilities.