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A Real-Life Six Million Dollar Man

A Real-Life Six Million Dollar Man

Back in the 70’s, two of the hottest shows in pop-culture were The Six Million Dollar Man and its spin off series, The Bionic Woman. The premise for both was basically the same. The main character was in a horrible …
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How to Avoid Costly Wheelchair Van Lift Repairs

How to Avoid Costly Wheelchair Van Lift Repairs

Nothing stings worse than a large bill for repairs on your van wheelchair lift. Even if you have the money to cover the cost, it’s usually hard to hold back the tears as you see your hard-earned cash leaving your …
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Creating New, Useful Technology with the Connect Ability Challenge

Creating New, Useful Technology with the Connect Ability Challenge

Though we often take it for granted, and some may argue we’ve become overly dependent on it, technology is a marvelous thing.  On a day to day basis, it connects us, makes our jobs easier, and allows us to accomplish …
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Do-it-Yourself Wheelchair Repairs and Maintenance

Do-it-Yourself Wheelchair Repairs and Maintenance

Your wheelchair, much like a wheelchair van, needs the proper maintenance to continue working properly throughout its life. It may seem complicated at first, but after some practice you can get to know the nuts and bolts of your chair …
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BYU Students Create a Cheap, DIY Wheelchair Design

BYU Students Create a Cheap, DIY Wheelchair Design

The financial cost of wheelchairs and their peripherals is a common concern within the wheelchair-using community, so much so that many lesser fortunate people cannot even afford a basic chair, much less something motorized. In order to maintain a budget …
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MDA Ends Their Famous Telethon

MDA Ends Their Famous Telethon

All good things, as they say, eventually come to an end. The Muscular Dystrophy Association has officially announced they are ending their annual MDA telethon nearly half a decade after it began. The reasoning? Telethons just aren’t very popular anymore …
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Summer Activities for Wheelchair Users

Summer Activities for Wheelchair Users

(photo credit: Dennis Jarvis) It might have just turned spring in the northern states, but many of us are already focused on the summer ahead. The weather is warm and the sun is shining (most days, at least), which means …
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Wheelchair World Records That You Never Knew Existed

Wheelchair World Records That You Never Knew Existed

Wheelchair World Records You Never Knew Existed Somewhere, someone in the world is the best at something. And sometimes, it takes a bit of creative thinking to figure out what that something is. For wheelchair users, this opens up a …
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SoftWheel’s Innovative Wheel for Wheelchair Users

SoftWheel’s Innovative Wheel for Wheelchair Users

Although disabled vehicles and wheelchair ramps help eliminate many of the mobility challenges that wheelchair users face, staircases still remain a prominent issue. However, an Israel-based company called SoftWheel has created a new type of wheel technology for both bikes …
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Downtown Chicago’s Accessible Hotel Guide

Downtown Chicago’s Accessible Hotel Guide

If you are looking for the perfect vacation destination this summer, consider taking a road trip to downtown Chicago! The Windy City offers an abundance of accessible accommodations for every style and budget. You’ll see plenty of handicap vans in Illinois, …
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