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Exploring Yellowstone & Grand Teton

Two of our most stunning national parks offer more access to nature than ever before, but still leave much beyond the reach of people with mobility limitations.

May 2018

The Future's Smartchairs are Here

What if your wheelchair could tell you when it was going to need maintenance or when you needed a pressure release? Or what if it could drive you from point to point without you having to steer? The time is now.

April 2018

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Accessible Gardening

Spring is almost here and there’s no better time to start planning and planting your dream garden. Whether indoors, outdoors or upside down — flowers, foliage or food-focused — the options are plentiful.

March 2018

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Sex, Wheels & Relationships Issue

Couples We Love

Four couples speak candidly about their relationships in and out of the bedroom. Also, a book about “inter-abled” relationships, keeping a medical secret from every person you’ve loved and the latest adaptive sex toys.

February 2018

2017 PEOPLE OF THE YEAR: Yannick Benjamin & Alex ElegudinYannick Benjamin & Alex Elegudin

People of the Year

In recognition of their contributions to the disability community, we are proud to honor Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin as our 2017 New Mobility People of the Year.

January 2018

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Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Today more wheelchair users are taking to the skies than ever, but outdated laws and training of airline staff haven’t caught up to that reality yet.

December 2017

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Lessons Learned from My Flap Surgery Journey

Six months after flap surgery, my journey toward a new day is almost realized.

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Reframed: Quad Hands

They say you should go into a job interview with a firm, confident handshake. Paralysis has made my handshake floppy and weak, but it remains confident.

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My Three-Step Plan for Happy, Accessible Cooking

Not only is cooking a meal for your family satisfying, but it may be easier than you think.

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Sailing the Impossible Dream

With its unique universal design, the Impossible Dream has fulfilled thousands of dreams on the open sea.

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Dancing the Ramp

Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Alice Sheppard dreamed about dancing on a giant ramp, so she built one for her show.

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Getting the Revolution Rolling

Thanks to United Spinal’s growing chapter network and advocacy, the seventh annual Roll on Capitol Hill is poised to be the most successful yet.

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Lonely Planet Publishes Accessible Travel Phrasebook

Lonely Planet's Accessible Travel Phrasebook features access and disability-specific vocab in 35 languages

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Accessible San Diego Focus of New Tourism Campaign

From beach wheelchairs to accessible trails and boat tours, San Diego is touting is accessibility to lure new visitors.

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#MyMobilityUnlimited Seeks Wheelchair Users’ Ideas for Technological Innovation

The Mobility Unlimited Challenge is crowdsourcing ideas for better adaptive tech.

Portable Power Chairs

There is a new generation of very affordable portable power chairs that can serve as secondary travel mobility options.

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Modifying for All-Purpose Wheeling

With a few modifications, an everyday chair can be versatile enough for the city and the trail.

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Dallas Jordan Disbro: Using Financial Skills for Good

Two years ago, he was in the hospital recovering from SCI. Today he is organizing a hugely successful fundraiser for his local chapter of United Spinal.

Other Recent Articles

7 Simple Tips For Successful Wheelchair Camping

Camping as a wheelchair user can present many unique challenges, but few that a little planning and common sense can’t overcome. Here are seven tried-and-true techniques and equipment solutions.

Disability Media: The Coming Sea Change

People under 40, especially those looking for edgy entertainment, are much more open to seeing people with disabilities as part of any story.

Reading Food Labels

Here is a quick lesson on how to interpret health claims made on food packages, decipher nutrition fact labels and clarify ingredient lists.

Counting the Numbers

I have found these past 17 years that four things tend to make life worthwhile and enjoyable — close relationships, being part of a larger community, fighting the good fight and keeping a sense of humor.

3 Instagram Wheelers to Follow

As it turns out we really do want to see photos of what your dog just did. In addition to keeping up with family and friends, we can also follow accounts of interesting people, including the three briefly profiled here.