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VA Expanding Transportation Services for Veterans in Rural Areas

VA Expanding Transportation Services for Veterans in Rural Areas

For wheelchair-using veterans in rural areas, getting to and from medical appointments is necessary in order to keep them in good health. But it is not uncommon for veterans to live more than 100 miles from the hospital or health …
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The Rio 2016 Paralympics Roundup

The Rio 2016 Paralympics Roundup

If you’ve been watching the 2016 Paralympics in Rio (as we have) you are probably just as bummed as we are the the games are over. We have been following the buildup of the games for months and have been …
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Your Wheelchair May Drive Itself One Day

Your Wheelchair May Drive Itself One Day

The idea of a self-driving, completely autonomous wheelchairs may sound like things straight out of a science fiction story, but the possibility of people in the disability community using them to get around is more likely than you think. In fact, …
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The Science Behind Paralympic Wheelchair Design

The Science Behind Paralympic Wheelchair Design

Wheelchair technology has come a long way, and it seems like each week there is something new in the works for the industry. From 3D printed wheelchairs and accessories to standing wheelchairs and more, there is no limit to the …
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New Luggage Design Attaches Right to Your Wheelchair

New Luggage Design Attaches Right to Your Wheelchair

People complain about having to haul around their luggage when travelling, but no one knows this struggle more than wheelchair users. For those who don’t have their own wheelchair accessible vehicle, or if they are travelling long distances, a plane …
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The 2016 Rio Paralympics Have Begun!

The 2016 Rio Paralympics Have Begun!

The 2016 Paralympic Games officially kicked off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is the moment that we have been waiting for. From now until September 18th, we will all get to see the world’s best athletes represent their countries …
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Learning to Walk Again with Virtual Reality

Learning to Walk Again with Virtual Reality

From “mind over matter” to “perception is reality,” there are a whole host of phrases that describe the power that the mind has over the body. This is exactly the concept that researchers are trying to use to help paraplegic …
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September is National Spinal Cord Awareness Month

September is National Spinal Cord Awareness Month

September is a month known for many things: back to school month, the end of summer, the start of the NFL regular season. But for the approximately 300,000 people who suffer from spinal cord injuries (SCI), September is also a …
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Innovation is the Key to Making Special Needs Products More Affordable

Innovation is the Key to Making Special Needs Products More Affordable

Just this week, an inspiring, not to mention adorable, story emerged out of a Home Depot in northern Texas. It was there that several employees used the very materials they sell in their store to create a walker for a …
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The Man Who Made it Possible for Wheelchair Users to Play the Drums

The Man Who Made it Possible for Wheelchair Users to Play the Drums

Being a part of the wheelchair-using community is about adapting to your strengths. It’s also about helping one another find new ways to do what you love. At 23 years old, Jason Gerling loved drumming, and he was quickly on …
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