SPORTS CHAIRS COME OF AGE
The wrong wheelchair can transform a fun day at the gym into a painful slog. The right wheelchair can be the difference between bronze and gold. 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. Paula Larson reports on the world of power soccer and how it has grown into a highlevel international sport.
Disability was front and center like never before at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. David Radcliff took on the snowy sidewalks of Park City for the behind-the-scenes scoop.
CAMELS, MUMMIES AND MORE IN MOROCCO
Whether you dream of riding through the desert atop a camel or camping in an accessible oasis in the sand, Cory Lee Woodard has you covered.
SEX, WHEELS & RELATIONSHIPS
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.
Why do some wheelers seek dangerous pastimes like snowmobiling, big wave surfing or other extreme forms of recreation? Seth McBride reports on what makes them tick.
THE PEOPLE’S PARKS
No matter where you live, accessible national and state parks are not far away. Our correspondents highlight an array of options to check out on your next vacation.
THE SQUEAKY WHEEL
Steve Wright provides a roadmap for getting your city to remove barriers and promote progressive legislation for people with disabilities.
PERSON OF THE YEAR: KAREN BRAITMAYER
Architect, businesswoman and policy-shaper Karen Braitmayer has excelled at making accessibility cool since before the ADA even existed. With an approach and understanding that is molded by a life using a wheelchair, Braitmayer’s commitment to elevating the discussion around architecture and access transcends professional boundaries: For her, it’s personal. Her impact goes far beyond her Seattle home, and earned her the American Institute of Architects 2019 Whitney M. Young Award for Social Responsibility. For these reasons and many more, we are honored to present Braitmayer as our 2019 Person of the Year.
HOBBIES AND HOBBYISTS
Bob Vogel talks with three hobbyists with very different interests to find out how they’ve adapted their passions.
What makes a caregiving relationship work and last? What are the keys to a sustainable financial and social arrangement? We asked caregivers who’ve been with their clients for a long time to share their insights.
A LOOK BACK AT THE ADA
We present the first part of a series highlighting our coverage of the ADA over the last 30 years.