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Prep for the Holidays in a Wheelchair Accessible Kitchen

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Brisk air, shorter days and finding a pumpkin patch on every corner can only mean one thing—holiday season is upon us and with it come delicious feasts enjoyed with loved ones. For some of us, this also means lots of time spent in the kitchen.…
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Tricks for Treats: Tips for an Accessible Halloween

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Halloween is just around the corner and even if your child has a disability, they should not be denied the chance to get dressed up and have some fun. This is a chance for them to interact with their peers and partake in the Halloween activities.…
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Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities

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Natural disasters can take place at any moment and can come in any form from floods, severe weather, earthquakes and more, yielding unfortunate outcomes without warning. Being prepared can save lives and planning is important; know who will…
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Accessible Social Activities in Your Area

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One of the most important things we can do to improve our mood, health and well-being is to stay active within our community. Whether it’s once a month or a few times a week, finding a club or activity that you love is the perfect way to connect…
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Safety Tips: Transporting Children with Disabilities

Automotive conversions are often completed to meet your exact accessibility needs; there are additional factors to weigh out if you plan on using the handicap van or car to transport children with disabilities. Here are a few things to keep…
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Tips on Camping for Those with Disabilities

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If you’re an outdoor kind of person, don’t let a disability stop you from enjoying Mother Nature, discovering travel in a whole new light or vacationing inexpensively. The best way to get your toes wet in the camping phenomenon is to join…
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March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day

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Across the nation, Americans are uniting to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. On March 29, America will observe National Vietnam War Veterans Day. This special day was added to our national…
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Two New Mobile Apps to Get You Moving

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If you’ve ever gone on a local outing or vacation and attempted to navigate the streets in a wheelchair, you know how difficult it can be to conquer the terrain. From curbs to stairs, dips or sidewalks in disrepair, it’s hard to predict…
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News of the Cool: Star Wars-inspired Robotic Hand Lets Pianist Play Again

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Just as Luke Skywalker does with his robotic hand in the Star Wars film series, a new ultrasonic sensor allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers individually, researchers report. The device provides fine motor hand gestures…
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Preparing to Travel With a Disability

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With the holidays drawing near, it’s time to get plans for family visits and end-of-year trips finalized before the busy season is in full swing. Traveling with a disability that requires mobility equipment can quickly become a stressful task…