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.
As the deputy editor for io9, one of the web’s leading geek culture sites, Jill Pantozzi is uniquely positioned to influence the mainstream discourse about comics, sci-fi, fantasy and more.
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.
No one wants to worry about the possibility of losing more function or suffering from increased pain, but scar tissue and cysts in and on the spinal cord can cause just that for a small percentage of people with SCI. Tim Gilmer talks with wheelers dealing with these unfortunate circumstances to learn how to handle spinal cord complications.