July 2017 Table of Contents


Accessible Austria

Absorb some European culture with beautiful art, historic castles, tasty treats and more with visits to picturesque and accessible Vienna & Salzburg.

Changes and Honors

A close election for a new president and a major award for former Sen. Bob Dole top the highlights from this year’s 71st PVA National Convention.

Rolling On The River

Unique attractions, a beautiful riverfront, competition and camaraderie await participants of the 2017 National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Cincinnati.

Reasons and Remarks - Meet The Editor

PN magazine has been around for 71 years, and I have every intention to hold true to the vision of founding editor John M. Price.

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PVA From The Top - David Zurfluh, National President

With your input, I believe we can do great things for our members and all veterans.

On the Hill - Protecting Access

The ADA creates comprehensive disability rights and provides a model of compromise between businesses and people with disabilities.

People - Jimmy May

If you’re heading to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) this month in Cincinnati, there’s a good chance you might run into Jimmy May.

Around the House - Plan Your Project

Is an accessible home project in your near future?

Research Update - Clearer Brain Interface Signals

When people sustain spinal-cord injuries and lose mobility in their limbs, it’s a neural signal processing problem.

Innovations - Real-Time Seat Mapping Assistance

Seat mapping technology to help wheelchair users prevent pressure sores isn’t new, but most of the current devices are only available in a clinical setting.

Veteran Advisor - Contaminated Water Claims

After many years, the VA has finally enacted regulations that allow eight disabilities to be eligible for presumptive service connection.

And Finally - Tibor’s Story

Tibor Rubin was born in Hungary in 1929. His hometown of Paszto had a Jewish population of more than 100 families.

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