May 2012 Table of Contents
Whether helping the body or lifting the spirit, therapy animals have few bounds to assisting people with disabilities.
The days of having to drive a bulky wheelchair-accessible van are long gone.
It may not keep the doctor completely away, but nutrition is key for people with spinal-cord injury.
What does customization really mean for today’s manual wheelchairs? All three types of customization are important, but they are far from the same and have very different consequences.
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More women of reproductive age are becoming pregnant after spinal-cord injury.
Physical appearance is not the only thing that is attractive to others.
Being a mother has been the biggest and most honorable blessing in my life.
Getting students to study subjects such as science, math, and engineering is always tough, and it can be even harder to get kids with disabilities to follow that path. A new program is helping encourage these students to take on that challenge.
How Safe Is Your Home? (Part II)
Staying safe at home can be as simple as picking up clutter lying around. Other times things require a bit more thought and planning.
The super-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner has new accessibility enhancements throughout.
Allegiant violates rules protecting air travelers with disabilities.
Washington, D.C., gets 400 more handicap-parking spaces in the central business district.
This Travel Wheelchair Package offers the freedom to move about without lugging around a heavy traditional wheelchair.
First annual National Mobility Awareness Month celebrates the mobile lifestyle of people with disabilities.
A new piece of equipment enables a total body workout at home—in your wheelchair.
Out-Front says its new wheelchair handrim provides outstanding gripping and maximum control.
The FlyGrip is a one-handed solution for holding electronic devices.
VA's first secretary passes away.
Dr. Rory Cooper receives Mentor Award.
Mobility pioneer Ralph Braun joins the NMEDA Hall of Fame.
Special Seating explains wheelchairs and seating.
Memoir explains that success after paralysis is possible.
"Lucky Break" tells the story of new life and new love after spinal-cord injury.
A pair of publications from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can help clarify the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).
Jobs for people with disabilities bring lawyers to Washington, D.C., this month.
An Indianapolis-based trucking company is facing charges of discrimination against qualified drivers because of their disabilities.
Alleged discrimination in lending requirements brings charges.
Businesses and individuals honored for commitment to the disability community.
Sam Schmidt Foundation honors race-car driver Johnny Rutherford.
Urology Health series is designed to help medical professionals and clinicians.
National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in October will showcase visual and performing arts.
Competitive bidding for durable medical equipment results in countless challenges for the complex rehab industry.
Help needed for developing wheelchair softball teams and programs for kids with disabilities.
To some, just the thought of trying to run a marathon is madness. But to others, like Carlos Leon, it’s a lifestyle.
Wheelchair bowler Al Uttecht is a new member of the USBC Hall of Fame.
A spot on Team USA and a trip to London will be on the line in Indianapolis during the 2012 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Trials.
The men's wheelchair basketball team ready to go to this summer's Paralympic Games in London.
Annual visits to VA SCI centers ensure the best patient care possible.
The increase in the number of veterans organizations and the use of the term "warrior" seem unusual and worth investigating.
Insurance plays an important role in the lives of veterans. Everyone should become familiar with the provisions, policies and changes that govern this benefit.