July 2012 Table of Contents


Parking Pains

Various programs around the country are trying to put the brakes on accessible-parking problems.

The Vets Come Rolling In

An electric, one-of-a-kind atmosphere awaits PVA convention attendees in New Orleans.

Aspiring Leaders

Election candidates are ready to "carry the torch" for PVA.

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Wheelchair Seating

It's important to get the right match between the seating support system and the user's body, but standard terms and measures are needed.

Need an Electronic Personal Assistant?

Despite some problems, virtual assistant Siri saves time and energy for people with mobility impairments.

Who to Hire?

Designing a truly universal designed or fully accessible home or remodel requires special skills.


Maintaining a strong image of self is vital for people with disabilities.

Bring Back Patriotism

Our country's young people don't recognize the sacrifices that have been made for them. American patriotism has faded away.

What Can YOU Do?

Creating a tough, comprehensive work force is the main idea for October's National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Soft Skills

Interacting well with coworkers and clients is an important skill to highlight during an employment interview and use on the job.

Help for Nurses

Alliance supports increased hiring of nurses with disabilities in the healthcare industry.

ALS Revolution

Clinical trials for ALS therapies are increasing in quality and number.

MS & Heat

People with multiple sclerosis may have more trouble with the summer heat than just staying cool.

Breakdowns Rise

Study finds almost 40% increase in the rate of wheelchair breakdowns.

Brain Machine

Electrical signals from the brain could allow people with SCI to perform daily tasks.

New Taxi Brand

Through BraunTaxi, the Braun Corporation wants to increase the number of accessible vehicles in taxi fleets across the country.

Still Left Behind

Thousands of people with disabilities never leave home due to transportation difficulties, study says.

Safety in Action

Family's research on van's safety pays off during accident.

Stand at Ease

A new device from a Turkish research and design firm may help wheelchair users stand with no outside help.

A Journey to Life

Keep on Pushing is a memoir about a near-fatal accident that changed lives.

Proven Wrong

After spinal cord injury, J Bryant Neville Jr focused on what he could accomplish with his mind.

A Bionic Brain

Book looks at controversies surrounding medical technologies for survivors of strokes and spinal cord injuries.

A Green Thumb

National AgrAbility Project's database now offers info on horticulture, gardening, and forestry.

Free Research Lectures

Series on spinal cord injury and stem cell research is available for download.

Housing Discrimination

Survey discovers housing discrimination for people with disabilities is widespread.

White House STEM Honors

White House recognizes disability leaders in education and employment as Champions of Change.

Distribution Funds

Assets can be converted into an ongoing stream of income via distribution funds.

Comeback Ken

Ken Nottle rallies to win the Virginia Mid-Atlantic PVA 9-Ball Classic wheelchair billiards tournament.

Rolling in Rome

Carlos Moleda and the PVA Handcycling Team make a strong showing at the Clocktower Classic in Rome, Ga.

Hit the Trail

The new Invacare Top End Faorce CC handcycle was created for trail riding.

Belt Buckles Boost Marines

Marines create belt buckles for the Semper Fi Fund's annual Cutting Horses Classic Rodeo.

Unfounded Fear

Fear is getting in the way of some employers hiring veterans with disabilities. Operation PAVE can connect injured vets and prospective employers.

Accessible Caves

Battery-powered vehicles enable tourists with disabilities to visit rock-cut caves in India.

Vacation Home Exchange

SATH introduces home exchanges as travel alternative for its members.

Frontier Airlines Fined

A highly publicized case involving a quadriplegic passenger lands Frontier Airlines in trouble with DOT.

The Dentist Will See You Now

VA amendment clarifies regs regarding dental treatment.

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