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Holiday Travel

  When you require accessible accommodations and travel arrangements, visiting family and friends half way across the country can put a pin on any holiday plans. Rushing through an airport to make connecting flights just to be seated…
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What People with Disabilities Wish You Understood

  Increase Your Awareness Disabilities are a part of some people’s life. Anyone, at any time, could acquire a disability. We see, read or hear about it almost every day. So, we must educate ourselves and learn what those with disabilities…
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Celebrate the Many Contributions of America’s Workers with Disabilities

National Disability Employment Awareness Month’s roots go back to 1945 and it was officially established in 2001 to span the entire month of October to make the needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities known. We…
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See The Student, Not The Wheelchair

  It’s that time of year when students are headed back to school and when it comes to dealing with students in wheelchairs, there are a number of things teachers and fellow able-bodied students should be aware of. Here are a few considerations…
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Essential iPhone Apps For People With Disabilities

  Phone apps have revolutionized the way we go about our everyday lives. Need directions? Looking for great Mexican food? Want to know the weather? As they say in the Apple commercials, there’s an app for that. Developers have created…
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Redefining Possible

  Spencer West lost both his legs when he was five years old, but recently did what few people have done when he climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa. “I set out to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro not only to redefine…
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5 Biggest Mobility Barriers For People With Disabilities

  1. Accessibility To Doctor’s Offices and Clinics Due to barriers, individuals with disabilities are less likely to get routine preventative medical care than people without disabilities. Not only is accessibility legally required,…
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Disability Statistics – Perception vs. Reality

  In the first episode of the new Sundance Channel TV show Push Girls, the different girls each relate their story of how they ended up in a wheelchair. We even see one of the girls, Tiphany driving a wheelchair accessible vehicle while…
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Disability Gardening Tips

Summer is here and the living is easy. However, those with disabilities may have limited movement when it comes to gardening and enjoying time outdoors. To get around some of the obstacles, here are a few useful tips: It’s important to…
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Students With Disabilities And College

Making the transition from high school to college is difficult for any student. But for students with physical disabilities who are used to having help and assistance the transition can be especially difficult. There are external and internal…