Access: Morgan’s Wonderland

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By Frances J. Folsom There’s no need to worry about accessibility if you take your kids to Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio. Every ride is fully wheelchair accessible. Morgan Hartman loves her family, music, her dog and cat and butterflies. Morgan was born with severe … [Read more...]

New York By Scooter: Brooklyn Member Exposes Public Transportation Woes

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Jason DaSilva has been dealing with the progression of MS for the last nine years. While it has slowed him down physically, it has spurred him creatively. DaSilva, 34, is an accomplished filmmaker whose latest film just debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Entitled When I Walk, … [Read more...]

Members On Their Rides

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“The fact that you can’t tell that it’s converted makes a big difference. I always had in the back of my mind that when I drove a minivan people knew I was a disabled driver, and if I was going anywhere, maybe to a place that was sketchy, someone who knew that I was in a … [Read more...]

The Handivan & Beyond

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By C. John Stanchina I was injured just 11 days after my 30th birthday. The EMTs didn’t even have the backboard behind me before my I knew my fate: Paralysis was going to be a huge part of my future. As such, among the thoughts that went through my head was, “Goodbye European … [Read more...]

Access: Condo Conundrum

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The driveway and the patio door remain points of contention in the author’s quest for access to her condo.I’ve lived most of my life in New York City, including the last 33 years as a quadriplegic. Access has always been a challenge, but over the past three years I’ve been … [Read more...]

Access: Colleges

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Going to college is intimidating. Going to college with a spinal cord injury? It can be overwhelming. On top of heavy reading loads, living away from home and managing your own time, having a spinal cord injury means you may also have to manage attendants, your health and a new … [Read more...]

Self-Serve Advocacy: Fighting to Improve Gas Station Access

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What’s more American than our love affair with driving? Roll the windows down, jack up the volume of a favorite song, hit the back roads and hit the gas ... it’s all good. There are entire industries devoted to getting wheelchair-using drivers behind the wheel. We’ve got hand … [Read more...]

Access: Backyards

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The backyard is the quintessential summer hangout. Whether you’re partying, grilling, gardening, playing or simply soaking up the sun — the backyard is the place to be when the thermostat reads more than 70 degrees. Having a backyard you can enjoy in your wheelchair is a must. If … [Read more...]

Beach Wheelchairs

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A new breed of transport is helping chair users take back the beach. The only problem is, there are so many sand-friendly wheelchairs, you might have a hard time choosing among them. Deciding factors include your size and weight, and whether you want to push yourself or have … [Read more...]

Accessible Dream Kitchen

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In this age of reality television, there are entire shows devoted to renovating the kitchen. For many people, the kitchen is both the most important and the most challenging part of renovation. Adding the need for wheelchair access elevates the difficulty of the project to … [Read more...]