In the spring, COVID-19 exploded across the world. Eight months later, the pandemic refuses to go away, while a host of other issues have flared up to further complicate the craziest and most trying year anyone can remember. Seth McBride talks with wheelchair users across the country to find out how they are coping and where they see opportunities in the chaos.
We’ve decided to let the photos do the storytelling.
Behind every sign and slogan are the stories that give a movement meaning. We weren’t sure what stories Black wheelchair users would tell about the intersection of race and disability — so we asked.
New technology and changes in society have made it easier than ever for vent users and people with serious respiratory issues to live the lives they want to live and not be confined to institutions or bedrest at home.
COVID-19 has affected all of our lives in more ways than we are even aware of yet. To help make sense of the all-too-confusing present, we’ve assembled a snapshot of the post-COVID world we are living in. We hope these personal stories, works of art, resources and expert advice provide reassurance and support as we all work to figure this out together.
Social media is here to stay, and so are a growing number of disabled influencers. Brook McCall talks with the wheelchair users behind three social media brands to learn why they chose this path, and what life is like on the other side of the screen.
Bob Vogel suits up and hits the courts to find out what chairs athletes are using, why they chose their wheels and what they do to maximize their performance.
Rediscovering your sexuality after a spinal cord injury can be difficult, and getting your groove back after secondary complications can be equally challenging. Regan Linton shares success stories and strategies from wheelers who broke out of the “body ruts” that inevitably come with SCI and figured out how to revive their sensuality and sexuality. Emily Hupe picks up the story there and looks at how couples keep the flame of passion burning as the years roll by.
Architect, businesswoman and policy-shaper Karen Braitmayer has excelled at making accessibility cool since before the ADA even existed. Braitmayer’s commitment to elevating the discussion around architecture and access transcends professional boundaries: For her, it’s personal.