Living life with a disability almost inevitably involves a delicate, and often frustrating, dance with the rest of society’s (mis)conceptions of inspiration.
Twenty years after Dean Kamen revealed his stair-climbing wonder chair, the iBOT is poised to take center stage again with a new and improved model. Bob Vogel tested the new model and talked with the team members behind it to see that they learned from the original’s struggles and how they are working to make iBOT 2.0 a success.
What started as a simple inquiry about a potential profile developed into a beautiful correspondence between two longtime wheelchair users about life on the ranch.
As the head of Airbnb’s push for accessibility and inclusion, Srin Madipalli is overseeing the $35 billion peer-to-peer rental giant’s efforts to make travel more accessible. With rentals in almost 200 countries and over 150 million users, the company could be a game changer.
Despite facing many of the same barriers that wheelchair-using doctors encounter, a growing army of nurses on wheels is fighting the system and advocating for changes that will benefit everyone, with and without disabilities
Wheelchair users are making it through medical school and rolling into emergency rooms, operating rooms and private practices with greater frequency.
Rejected. Frustrated. Ghosted. Finding true love online as a wheelchair user can be a lot more complicated than simply swiping left or right.
Cory Lee Woodard has become the face of accessible travel, having appeared on segments for Lonely Planet and CBS, written for National Geographic and won the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award for best travel blog. And now he has another honor to add to his growing list.
Living a fearless life after a spinal cord injury doesn’t mean living with a lack of fear. In fact, it’s the opposite. It’s having fears and choosing to go forward despite them. Kenny Salvini talks with other wheelers about how doing life post-SCI requires a special kind of fearlessness tailored for the unique challenges we face.