October 2012 Table of Contents


Your Vote Counts

Programs and technology are working to make sure disabled voters' voices are heard.

Tell 'em About Yourself

Like National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a great cover letter highlights what you CAN do.

Flying the "Friendly" Skies?

Knowing your rights and what to expect makes going through airport security a little less troublesome.

Ease on Down the Road

New technology is making traveling better, easier, and more comfortable for people with disabilities.

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No Place Like Home

Universal Design in housing can allow everyone the opportunity to achieve activities of daily living at home with more self-reliance and independence. This allows them to stay in their own homes longer.

No Breast Cancer Pity Party

Story of disabled woman with breast cancer should inspire others to become proactive about their health education.

Shopping Online

Tips and ideas to help make shopping online a safe and rewarding experience.

How Much Physical Activity Do You Do?

Researchers are developing a physical activity monitor system for wheelchair users.

Hypnosis for Pain

People with chronic pain can learn to use self hypnosis to feel more comfortable.

Take Time To Play

You may think your life has changed for the worse. But in the midst of all that is going on, take time to play every day, even if it's just for a little while.

Salt of the Earth?

Reducing the intake of table salt is important for everyone, but especially for the good health of people with spinal-cord injury.

Miami Project Human Trials

Clinical trials to evaluate safety of transplanting human Schwann cells to treat patients with recent spinal-cord injuries.

Extra Pounds OK?

Northwestern University study finds strange correlation between survival and normal-weight people with type 2 diabetes.

A Car Built for You

A low-speed electric vehicle is built from the ground up for wheechair users.

Sail Away

PVA member Scott Goetchius spins inspiring story in Salt.

Elder & Special Needs Law

Video explains how attorneys can help your assets, avoid institutional care, and discuss long-term care.

MS & Potty Mouth

Book details coping with MS, battling suicide and depression, and surviving divorce.

A Grown Miracle

Memoir by man with spinal muscular atrophy describes living with a disability in the United States.

Navigating Your Power Chair

Video provides practical tips and guidelines for learning power-wheelchair skills.

Get Fit

Weightlifting exercise video is designed for people with disabilities.

San Diego Access

Information in brochure or online will help wheelchair users visiting San Diego.

Bus Ramp Study

The University of Louisville is studying factors that contribute to ramp-related incidents.

DC Cabs

MV1 vehicles join MetroAccess service.

TSA Card

Notification cards inform screeners about disabilities, medical devices, and medical conditions.

North of the Border

Guide offers information about travel by air, rail, and ferries and buses that cross Canada's provincial borders.

Hiring Strides

a federal report shows increases in new hires of people with disabilities.

Credit for Military Work

Veterans Skills Jobs Act will help veterans compete for jobs.

JAN Website

West Virginia University will continue to host the Job Accommodation Network.

More Business for Vets Business

VA is giving more work to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses.

Barrier-free Healthcare

Initiative ensures people with disabilities have access to medical information in a manner they understand.

New Courtyard

VA medical center in Augusta, Ga., offers new courtyard for patients to relax in.

Cuts and Consequences

Cuts to portions of funding for VA would have severe consequences.

Hotel Boycott

The hotel industry is fighting against accessible swimming pool access.

Wheelchair Study

Internet-based training and group sessions will hone the skills of wheelchair users and prevent chair failures.

Know Your Rights

Learn all you can about your entitlement to medical care as a paralyzed veteran.

A Call to Share

PVA needs to share its many success stories.

On Target

PVA trapshoot in the Pacific Northwest features pistols as well as shotguns.

Military Paralympians

Current or retired military members represented the U.S. at the London Games.

Take Aim

PVA Trap Circuit schedule announced.

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