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Obtaining a Driving License for the Physically Handicapped: What You Need to Know

Whether you have recently become disabled or have dealt with a disability your whole life, you may think that driving is out of the question. Disabled driving is very much a real possibility, however. With some special modifications to your …
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Venice Gets its First Wheelchair-Accessible Gondola

Venice Gets its First Wheelchair-Accessible Gondola

The Italian city of Venice is known for many things: its Renaissance art, unique architecture, flowing canals and annual Carnival are just a few of the reason why almost 3 million international tourists travel there each year (almost 50,000 a …
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Wheelchair Halloween Costumes for Kids

Wheelchair Halloween Costumes for Kids

It’s October! Just like everyone else, we are already planning our costumes for this Halloween. Some of them are simple, while others are a bit more, shall we say, involved. It never ceases to amaze us how far people will …
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Minnesota Council to Hold Event for ADA Anniversary

This Tuesday, July 26th, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will turn 26 years old. To help celebrate the anniversary of the momentous legislation, the Minnesota State Council on Disability will be holding a celebratory event, complete with discussions on …
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What We Can Learn From a Turtle in a Lego Wheelchair

What We Can Learn From a Turtle in a Lego Wheelchair

Sometimes something so obscure can spark an idea that changes people’s lives. Many inventions, from pacemakers to x-rays, were the result of obscure thinking that took the formulation of an one idea and transformed it into something different; something that …
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New Research Hints At Genetic Causes for Cerebral Palsy

New Research Hints At Genetic Causes for Cerebral Palsy

The quest to uncover the definitive causes for Cerebral Palsy just took a turn towards a different area of scientific study: genetics. New research published in February by the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry is claiming that the cause of Cerebral …
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New York Fashion Week Features Models with Disabilities

The fashion industry, unlike the handicap van industry, has a reputation for being cutthroat, shallow and extremely exclusive. However, we saw something different this year at FTL Moda’s show during New York Fashion Week, were models in wheelchairs and the …
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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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The 2014 MDA Muscle Walks Have Begun

The 2014 MDA Muscle Walks Have Begun

Walk-a-thons, 5ks, and other physical festivities are often a great way to get a large group of people together to support a common goal. The problem is, they happen in a singular location, which means if you don’t live in …
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Euan’s Guide: A Source for Disability Access Reviews

Euan’s Guide: A Source for Disability Access Reviews

(photo credit: Greg Bellis) For people who use wheelchairs, a certain amount of planning ahead is often required when going out. Though the Americans with Disabilities Act help pave the way for a more accessible and open world, the transition …
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