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.
Chris Dunn survived a freak diving accident that left him paralyzed, on a ventilator and mostly blind only to face an even more hellish reality: a year living in a Maine ICU fighting for his right to go to rehab and get back to living his life.
These days, Barb Zablotney’s friends call her the Rolling Rainbow because of her positive attitude and the bright colors that adorn her body and chair — but the nickname wouldn’t have worked a few years ago.
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.
Matt Tilford always thirsted for adventure, and he wasn’t about to let a T12 spinal cord injury quell that need.
The disability community lost one of its best when longtime activist Marca Bristo passed. Looking back at what made her so powerful.
Ali Ingersoll went to China because she feared a cyst would destroy her quality of life. She shares the good, the bad and the weird that came from her sojourn abroad.
Stefan Henry lives a dual life that Tony Stark would envy: CEO of an assistive device company by day, designer/inventor by night.
In the past five years Manu Heras has hitchhiked, “frontpacked” and van-camped through all the continents except Antarctica.
Living life with a disability almost inevitably involves a delicate, and often frustrating, dance with the rest of society’s (mis)conceptions of inspiration.