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Uber Introduces UberWAV

Uber recently announced that they introduced a new platform innovation, UberWAV. UberWAV allows customers to request a ride by a vehicle that is wheelchair accessible. What is Uber? Uber is a mobile application made to make transportation easier for everyone …
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Smartphones Are Getting Smarter.. and So Are Their Apps

Smartphones Are Getting Smarter.. and So Are Their Apps

Nowadays there’s an app for everything, hence the popular term, “there’s an app for that”. Multiple apps for the iPhone and the Android now have the capabilities of assisting those with disabilities better than ever before. Here are a few …
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You’re Not You: a Novel Turned Movie About ALS

You’re Not You: a Novel Turned Movie About ALS

The ALS Association has spent a lot of time in the spotlight, as of late. This is primarily due to the Ice Bucket Challenge becoming a viral phenomenon and, in essence, sweeping it’s way across the various social media platforms. …
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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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Intel Announces Development of a Connected Wheelchair

Intel Announces Development of a Connected Wheelchair

That time of the year is here when all the new technology is being announced, especially Apple with the new iPhone 6. On the other hand, Intel has announced their development of a connected wheelchair. Just like the innovation of …
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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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Ms. Wheelchair USA 2014: Yvette Pegues

Ms. Wheelchair USA 2014: Yvette Pegues

(Image via www.yvettepegues.com) This past July, Yvettte Pegues from Georgia, was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA for 2014-2015. Since then she has continued to change the world by spreading awareness for those with disabilities. Not only is she this year’s Ms. Wheelchair …
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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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