July 2013 Table of Contents


Time for Tampa

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are coming to Tampa, Fla.


There is much more to a good night's sleep than getting some rest.

Crowd Sourcing Access

Kevin McGuire has spent most of his life working with rights and access for people with disabilities and he's not done yet.

Leading by Doing

Who will lead PVA in the coming year?

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Joy in the Doing

Aging offers many challenges, and our true purpose is expressed in how we travel, the routes we take, and what we learn along the way.

Smooth Road Ahead

HERL researchers are working to better define standards for ground surfaces.

The Videophone Age

A great way for people with spinal cord injury to keep in touch with family and friends is to combine voice and video in one place.

Fitness Training

After spinal cord injury, fitness training help promote good physical and mental health.

Wheeling Through Williamsburg

Just because Williamsburg is 400 years old doesn't mean it's not accessible.

Feeling Proud

Nationwide tour is opportunity to let the country know who we are and what we do.

Lipstick on a Pig?

VA fails badly when it comes to timely adjudication of benefits claims.

Jobs for Vets

Programs are in place to help veterans with disabilities find employment.

Grant Money

Nearly $18 million in grants will help educate and train people with disabilities.

Higher Ed Jobs

Alliance will promote employment of people with disabilities throughout the higher education community.

Translate Skills

Tool helps vets tell potential employers what they did during military service.


Sen. Susan Collins receives a disability community champion award.

Speedier Claims?

The VA provisional rating pilot program is designed to move disability claims forward faster.

Row Your Boat

Ocean rower Angela Madsen will attempt to row solo across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii.

Housing Grants

Vets with service connected disabilities are eligible for two VA grant programs.

Terrific Taxis

Accessible Dispatch allows users to easily order an accessible cab in NYC.

Braun Honored

Vehicle innovator Ralph Braun receives posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ramp It Up

What makes a good ramp for a wheelchair-accessible van?

A Head Start

After rehab, be sure to have some solid plans in place before you leave the hospital.

Work Training

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program offers help to unemployed veterans.

Level Playing Felt

Playing billiards from a wheelchair isn't anything new.

Super Shooting

Cal-Diego PVA hosts small arms shooting tournament in California.

Hard Working

Craig Cornwall has never been afraid of hard work like handcycling.

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