ALIVE AT 55! By Ben Mattlin

For someone like me - born with a progressive neuromuscular condition called spinal muscular atrophy - that feels like a big milestone.

Dec 5, 2017
Self-Driving Car Tech Can Help Another Form of Transport: Wheelchairs

This innovation can change millions of lives today without introducing a single car to the road. Think: self-driving wheelchairs.

Nov 20, 2017
‘Airlines keep breaking my wheelchair’

Air travel is stressful enough – long lines, security checks, surprise luggage fees and shrinking seats – but for one group of travels, flying can

Aug 16, 2017
Young Mother’s Struggles with Disability Stereotypes

Rachel Foreman, a 25-year-old single mother born with cerebral palsy, navigates through life from a power wheelchair.

Jul 31, 2017
On the Guilty Pleasures of Computer Solitaire: A Defiant Act of Independence – By Ben Mattlin

These words you're reading now are a kind of small miracle. For you see, I can't actually write letters in the conventional sense.

Jul 25, 2017
An Eye-Opening Wheelchair Malfunction – by Ben Mattlin

One summer some years ago, my motorized wheelchair abruptly stopped working. The joystick that controlled it simply would not engage. The chair was de

Jun 28, 2017
BLOG – Learning to Fly

Beth became a competitive swimmer during her sophomore year in high school. It required flying with a wheelchair to participate in swim meets.

Oct 12, 2016
From Manual to Motorized: When It’s Time to Change Wheelchairs

Jeff Shannon's thoughtful commentary on his struggle with the motorized vs. manual wheelchair issue.

Nov 21, 2013
Did You REALLY Get Enough Rehab?

Jeff Shannon, disability rights writer and contributor, argues that the lack of rehab amounts to "criminal neglect."

Jul 24, 2013
Foundation donates high-tech wheelchairs to people in need

Darrel Gwynn, a professional drag racer paralyzed after an accident, founded an organization that gives wheelchairs to people without insurance.

Aug 28, 2012