Monday, November 11, 2019

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Ikea launches new functional collection for people with disabilities

Ikea has announced that it will launch a new collection of furniture specially designed for people with disabilities. The functional furniture will be released in May 2020, and was announced during the store’s annual Deomcratic Design Day. The OMTANKSAM collection will be made to assist people with disabilities with different kinds of functional needs, to […]

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Smart Home Technology

Door Locks and Security Systems Smart door locks and security system technology is at the forefront of the independent living initiative. It’s the top tool to protect your home and give your family peace of mind. A smart security system allows your family to monitor entrance activity to your home, so they’ll always know you’re […]

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Accessibility Apps

Buy Here Press Play & This Article! US adults spend 3 hours and 35 minutes per day using mobile apps, according to the 2018 eMarketer study. Lets face it… Outside of social media, apps that help us wheelers navigate our WORLD is major! Which apps are actually worth taking up that precious space on our […]

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Apple Releases a Big Accessibility Upgrade with “Voice Control”

On June 3, Apple announced the release of Voice Control, a new system for controlling its computers and mobile devices with your voice. The commercial shows Ian Mackay, a C3-4 quad, using Voice Control to do things like swipe photos, zoom in and select points on a map, compose and send texts or emails, or anything […]

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Google Maps: Wheelchair Accessible

Big cities like London usually aren’t known for being easily accessible to people using wheelchairs, but a new feature from Google Maps is a step toward making it easier. Google Maps on Thursday launched a “wheelchair-accessible” option for six major cities. “In city centers, buses and trains are often the best way to get around, […]

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Trump’s Lethal Shell Game: Will Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage Vanish?

Amid all the media attention given to the controversy surrounding the Mueller Report, a critical piece of disability news was nearly crowded out: A March 25 Department of Justice letter sent to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit confirmed the DOJ’s support of striking down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act. […]

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Disabilities and the Supreme Court

Tammy Duckworth: Brett Kavanaugh Would Put Businesses Ahead of Americans With Disabilities on the Supreme Court.   When I first woke up at Walter Reed in November 2004, I had no idea that I was disabled. I had no idea that, in the blink of an eye, I had lost both my legs when a […]

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Paraplegic Periods…

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Therapeutic Wheelchair

Andy Imlay was able to get off of opioid pain medication after about two years of using Rowheels. He settled on the HX model after trying the LX Wheels in his initial demo. Like most longtime manual wheelchair users (53 years and counting), I have been dogged by chronic shoulder pain for decades — rotator […]

The Road to Motherhood…

There are 27 million women with disabilities in the United States according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [i] Many of these women will have babies independently and the old fashioned way, via cesarean or natural birth.  The number of woman on social media who are pregnant on wheels is like a positive epidemic. […]

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United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

CHICAGO – The United States Olympic Committee has formally changed its name to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee – a change celebrating the athletes of Team USA and the Paralympic Movement in the United States. The USOPC board of directors unanimously approved the change in its quarterly meeting. “This is a proud day […]

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Record-Breaking!

Record-breaking wheelchair team pulls plane at Heathrow to help disabled flying charity UK charity Aerobility has joined forces with British Airways and Heathrow Airport Ltd to set a new record for the Heaviest aircraft pulled over 100m by a wheelchair team. On the 23 November 2018, the London airport opened its doors to 98 participants […]

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Duke Adaptive

Adaptive rock climbing brings together individuals with and without disabilities to learn climbing basics and challenge one another to reach new goals – whether that goal is the top of the wall or just one more hand-hold. Duke Adaptive Climbing is a combined effort between Duke University students and Duke Outdoor Adventures. Starting in the […]

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Wheelchair HS Coach

How could someone born without arms or legs, who’s never held a football, teach high school players how to throw, tackle or block? Rob Mendez is doing it as head coach of a California JV team. BY WAYNE DREHS 02/16/19 Click Here To See The Full Article

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McGloin Calls For Better Access To Motorsports

Nathalie McGloin is the only female tetraplegic racing driver competing against non-disabled drivers at a professional level and she is using her prominence to advocate for better access for disabled drivers to get involved in racing. As the President of the international FIA Disability and Accessibility Commission, she has called for fundamental, widespread changes to […]

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