Madison opens its first playground accessible to children with disabilities

The playground includes intellectually stimulating puzzles, an accessible merry-go-round and a smooth rubber surface around the play equipment.

Oct 31, 2017
This New Career Center’s Workplace Simulations Prepare People With Disabilities For Jobs

For decades, people with disabilities have been shut out of traditional jobs. Aspire, a Chicago-based nonprofit, wants to change that.

Oct 30, 2017
Uber hit with ADA lawsuit in New Orleans

Uber is being sued by three New Orleanians with disabilities for not accommodating riders who use power wheelchairs.

Oct 27, 2017
United Spinal Association Invites the Disability Community to Participate in a National Survey about Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse

The online survey takes about 10 minutes and will impact policies related to parking for people with disabilities.

Oct 26, 2017
Toyota Unveils Concept Car Designed For Universal Mobility

Toyota unveiled the new Concept-i Ride designed specifically for people who use wheelchairs.

Oct 25, 2017
Nurturing Spontaneity, or Why I Love “The Odd Couple” by Ben Mattlin

My current attendant recently asked if he could leave a couple hours early on Friday.  No big deal, right?

Oct 24, 2017
19 states are cracking down on fake service dogs

The long-term goal is the creation of a national certification program and registry for legitimately trained service dogs.

Oct 23, 2017
The Athlete in Me Won’t Stop

My sports-toned and -nurtured legs hadn’t responded to rehab the way they’d been expected to because they couldn’t.

Oct 20, 2017
Pimp My Wheelchair

“I want this chair to be a reflection of the sophisticated world-traveling adventurer that I am,” deadpans comedian Zach Anner.

Oct 19, 2017
Target Is Releasing Adaptive Apparel For Kids With Disabilities

As part of its popular Cat & Jack Line, Target will soon launch adaptive apparel with features for kids with disabilities.

Oct 18, 2017
Stories About Disability Don’t Have to Be Sad

For the most part, despite my wheelchair and knowledge of medical terminology, my daily reality is mostly the same as that of my classmates.

Oct 16, 2017
You Are Special! Now Stop Being Different

Let me tell you about my relationship with the school desk. From my first day at Penny Camp Elementary School in 1982, it was fraught.

Oct 13, 2017