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Today more wheelchair users are taking to the skies than ever, but outdated laws and training of airline staff haven’t caught up to that reality yet.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

Consumer Guide of disability products and services

2018 Consumer Guide

Adaptive products and adaptive lifestyles go hand in hand. Our annual Consumer Guide shows you the tech — and the techniques — for living fully on wheels.

November 2017

Independence: A Quad’s Definition

There’s more to independence than simply being able to do everything for yourself. We asked a handful of quads with caregivers how they define independence and how their definitions have changed since they were injured.

October 2017

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Quad Photography

Now that so many people have access to smart phones with decent cameras built in, the art of photography is approachable as never before. Four quadriplegic photographers tell us which adaptations and tricks of the trade work for them.

September 2017

celebrating spinal cord injury anniversary

SCI Anniversaries: Why Do We Celebrate Them?

Some have parties and some reflect quietly, but “Break Your Neck Day” or a “Quadaversary” is a very real thing. Tim Gilmer talks with 10 wheelers to try to understand the motivation and what people get out of this seemingly odd tradition.

August 2017

Making Your Home AccessibleMaking Your Home Accessible

Making Your Home Accessible

Our reporters share ways to make the accessible home of your dreams more of a reality.

July 2017

Blogs

  • Beyond-Accesibility-Inclusivity

Beyond Accessibility and Toward Inclusivity in Nature

Improving accessibility and inclusivity of nature is crucial for us to be our best selves.

  • hands-free

Hands-Free Open Sesame App Connects Me with My People

The Open Sesame! app makes it possible to use smart phones hands-free.

  • Breathe

The Movie Breathe Brought Back Memories of Using a Vent

The movie Breathe reminded Sheri Denkensohn-Trott of her own experiences using a vent.

Features

  • Mik Scarlet

Mik Scarlet Saves the Day

This British media personality brings his punk aesthetic to everything he does, from fronting rock bands to confronting politicians.

  • Kills on Wheels movie

Review: Kills on Wheels

This 2016 Hungarian film hit about three wheelchair-using hitmen is finally available in the U.S.

Working Stiffs

Stories of five wheelchair users who have found lasting professional happiness by pursuing their passions.

News

  • Srin Maipalli in front of Golden Gate bridge

Accessible Vacation Rental Startup Accomable Acquired by Airbnb

AirBnb to add Accomable’s roughly 1,100 accessible listings to its portfolio.

  • Modern Peach

James and the Modern Peach

James Carnes, a quad, created the Modern Peach sculpture displayed in downtown Atlanta.

  • Cory-Lee-travel-blog-award

NM Community Partner Cory Lee Wins Prestigious Travel Blog Award

Cory Lee's blog, Curb Free with Cory Lee, won the most prestigious travel journalism award.

Columns

  • Kenneth Ryno

Kenneth Ryno: The Mentoring Life

After three broken necks and countless surgeries, Kenneth Ryno eventually found his calling.

  • gliding

Silent Wings

Once airborne I’m experiencing total freedom. In the glider I am a pilot, no longer the guy in the wheelchair

  • Ben Clark

SCI Life: December 2017

Adaptive exercise videos; Get out of the house virtually; How-to on managing chronic pain.

Other Recent Articles

Q & A: Behind SCI Life with Tiffiny Carlson

After 13 years and 157 columns, this issue holds the final SCI Life column. Tiffiny looks back on the long run in a Q&A.

SCI and Diabetes Risk: Ways To Improve Your Odds

Q. I’m 45 and a C6 quad for 17 years. I just read Tim Gilmer’s article on diabetes that mentioned a study saying people with SCI are 2.5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than the general public. Should I get a diabetes test?

Safe Disposal of Unwanted Items

Q. Recently, I’ve been prescribed a number of different medications, which left me with a three-month supply of the “unsuccessful” ones that now need proper, safe disposal. Additionally, I have accumulated outdated wheelchairs and a variety of unneeded medical supplies. There are probably people somewhere in the world who could benefit from having access to them. Are there other avenues that I might investigate?

Executing My Grand Plan

The alternative to handing all my cash over to the government is to blow every last damn red cent.

Waiting for Care, Not Management

There is no information on ‘best practices’ for our demographic – because no such group is recognized.