July 2012 Table of Contents
Various programs around the country are trying to put the brakes on accessible-parking problems.
An electric, one-of-a-kind atmosphere awaits PVA convention attendees in New Orleans.
Election candidates are ready to "carry the torch" for PVA.
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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.
Despite some problems, virtual assistant Siri saves time and energy for people with mobility impairments.
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.
Our country's young people don't recognize the sacrifices that have been made for them. American patriotism has faded away.
Creating a tough, comprehensive work force is the main idea for October's National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Interacting well with coworkers and clients is an important skill to highlight during an employment interview and use on the job.
Alliance supports increased hiring of nurses with disabilities in the healthcare industry.
Clinical trials for ALS therapies are increasing in quality and number.
People with multiple sclerosis may have more trouble with the summer heat than just staying cool.
Study finds almost 40% increase in the rate of wheelchair breakdowns.
Electrical signals from the brain could allow people with SCI to perform daily tasks.
Through BraunTaxi, the Braun Corporation wants to increase the number of accessible vehicles in taxi fleets across the country.
Thousands of people with disabilities never leave home due to transportation difficulties, study says.
Family's research on van's safety pays off during accident.
A new device from a Turkish research and design firm may help wheelchair users stand with no outside help.
Keep on Pushing is a memoir about a near-fatal accident that changed lives.
After spinal cord injury, J Bryant Neville Jr focused on what he could accomplish with his mind.
Book looks at controversies surrounding medical technologies for survivors of strokes and spinal cord injuries.
National AgrAbility Project's database now offers info on horticulture, gardening, and forestry.
Series on spinal cord injury and stem cell research is available for download.
Survey discovers housing discrimination for people with disabilities is widespread.
White House recognizes disability leaders in education and employment as Champions of Change.
Assets can be converted into an ongoing stream of income via distribution funds.
Ken Nottle rallies to win the Virginia Mid-Atlantic PVA 9-Ball Classic wheelchair billiards tournament.
Carlos Moleda and the PVA Handcycling Team make a strong showing at the Clocktower Classic in Rome, Ga.
The new Invacare Top End Faorce CC handcycle was created for trail riding.
Marines create belt buckles for the Semper Fi Fund's annual Cutting Horses Classic Rodeo.
Fear is getting in the way of some employers hiring veterans with disabilities. Operation PAVE can connect injured vets and prospective employers.
Battery-powered vehicles enable tourists with disabilities to visit rock-cut caves in India.
SATH introduces home exchanges as travel alternative for its members.
A highly publicized case involving a quadriplegic passenger lands Frontier Airlines in trouble with DOT.
VA amendment clarifies regs regarding dental treatment.