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Do You Want to Be a Gamer?

Do You Want to Be a Gamer?

Did you know that more than 58 percent of the American population plays some sort of video games on a regular basis? Yet, most of the adaptive game controls available on the market don’t allow the flexibility, precision and control …
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Barrier-Free Education in Illinois

Barrier-Free Education in Illinois

We spend a lot of time highlighting different barrier-free vacation spots, activities and even hotels to stay at while you’re traveling with your handicap vans in Illinois. But, what about other barrier-free resources that we don’t often think about? Things …
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Chicago Residents: Do You Know About KEEN?

Chicago Residents: Do You Know About KEEN?

New disability organizations are always surfacing. While it is definitely encouraging that more and more new organizations that assist people with disabilities are surfacing each and every day, sometimes it can be difficult to make yourself aware of each of …
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Rollx Vans Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Rollx Vans Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Viral videos have been known to sweep the Nation before. But, never quite to the extent that the latest viral video challenge has. Yes, we’re talking about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! And, if you haven’t already heard about the …
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Taking a Deeper Look into Team Gleason

Taking a Deeper Look into Team Gleason

(Image via teamgleason.org) Raising ALS Awareness One Step at a Time In our last blog post, we talked about Steve Gleason and how he challenged Microsoft to design an eye-controlled wheelchair. Well, besides making a huge impact from encouraging and …
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Microsoft Team Develops Eye-Controlled Wheelchair

Microsoft Team Develops Eye-Controlled Wheelchair

(Microsoft Members of the Ability Hackathon Eye Gaze Team) Microsoft Takes the Challenge In late July, Former New Orleans Saints star Steve Gleason challenged Microsoft to make a way to use his eyes for controlling his wheelchair. Steve is able …
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One Adaptive Sports Association in Illinois Making a Difference

One Adaptive Sports Association in Illinois Making a Difference

(image via qctimes.com) Adaptive sports are more popular now than they have ever been before. It’s possible this is due to the ever growing number of communities and organizations bringing wheelchair users together to get involved and play sports (either …
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Air Force Team Trains for the Warrior Games

Air Force Team Trains for the Warrior Games

(image via msnbc.com) Get your wheelchair accessible vehicles ready… the Warrior Games are almost here! Team Air Force The Warrior Games team Air Force completed a week-long training camp on August 8, in preparation for the upcoming event. Members of …
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Creating Equal Access for Athletes

Creating Equal Access for Athletes

You have heard it before, and you will hear it again (at least a few more times)- Staying active keeps you happy and healthy. The challenge with that, though, is staying active is not always the easiest, most convenient or …
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A Portable Exercise Solution for Wheelchair Users

A Portable Exercise Solution for Wheelchair Users

Exercising is not always an easy or fun task to accomplish. This is especially true for wheelchair users because adaptive exercise equipment can be bulky, expensive and often requires additional assistance from a helper or caregiver to use. Plus, if …
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