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Today more wheelchair users are taking to the skies than ever, but outdated laws and training of airline staff haven’t caught up to that reality yet.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

The Cost of Profit-Driven Health Care

Coming face-to-face with the unjust, prohibitive costs of a product-driven, profit-based health care system.

Pyeongchang Paralympics in the Spotlight

The Pyeongchang Paralympics run through March 18.

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Hospital Production Line — On the Slab

Our nation's health care system is a production line, and we are the product.

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Rolling in the Holy Land

Find out how Israel rates on access and why it is the favorite destination of this accessible travel expert.

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From Walker to Wheeler

Chronicling life in the odd limbo between being able to walk and using a wheelchair.

Families Like Ours

What happens when four families with high-level quad dads meet in person for the first time?

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Free Our People Film Contest Takes Aim at Institutional Bias

Film contest celebrating disability stories is accepting submissions until March 31.

Win $2,500 from Vantage Mobility’s ‘Pilot Your Life’ Contest

Share how the newly adapted Honda Pilot would enhance your life.

Para Jiu-Jitsu Magazine to Cover Increasingly Popular Adaptive Martial Art

Para Jiu-Jitsu Magazine to chronicle growing adaptive martial art

Gear Hacks: Backpacks and Under-Chair Bags

Follow some simple guidelines to make all sorts of bags function well with a wheelchair

Brain-Boosting Nutrients

Increasing these nutrients is recommended to help support your brain function and overall nervous system.

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Dog Whisperer Daniela Schirmer

Daniela never could have imagined the bond she would develop with her Canine Companion for Independence, Z-Dog.

Other Recent Articles

Seed, Soil and Dreams

The world of seeds and soil calls to me at the dawn of each spring when daffodils bloom. It is an annual ritual of rebirth, not only for Mother Earth in all her glory, but for me as well.

Shadows and Light

For many years after my injury I would forget I was in a wheelchair, only to be reminded of it by my reflection in a storefront window.

Guidelines and Options for Indwelling Catheter Users

Q. At a recent SCI support meeting, I heard that long term use of an indwelling catheter causes permanent bladder shrinkage and that bladder spasms makes this worse. The discussion also brought up two equipment options. What can you tell me about these two products?

Rediscovering the River

So here we are, a couple of guys in power wheelchairs, zooming over the river near Swede’s house checking out his favorite fishing holes with a drone and first-person-view goggles.

From Garden to Farm

Our cover story is about accessible gardening and its many benefits. I’d like to tell you about how my wife’s and my gardening experience enriched our lives and prepared us for making a leap we never even considered until it happened.