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Self Care for Caregivers

Self-Care for Caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and we want to take a little time to remind caregivers that they must "Take care, to give care." Whether a friend, family, or hired professional, caregivers typically have quite a bit on their plate…
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Yes, You CAN Play Golf

With the recent news about the PGA HOPE program, we have been pondering what it takes to play the sport with a physical disability. Fifty years ago, golfers had to carry their clubs or drag a pull cart for 18 holes. Needless to say, not many…
Five Innovative Must Have Accessibility Products

5 Innovative, Must-Have Accessibility Products

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When it comes to creating the next big thing in accessibility driven products, there’s a lot of competition out there. From consumer and vehicle technology, to athletics, mobile computing and more, the possibilities are virtually endless. Here,…
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Exercise and Staying Active this Winter

It’s the New Year, and we all know what that means. It’s time to make a plan to keep up those resolutions we made in December, including the one that makes it on most of our lists each year—get more exercise. For persons with disabilities,…
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Wheelchair Tennis: How it Started and Why You Should Play

Brad Parks, the founding father of wheelchair tennis, started the official Paralympic sport in 1976 when he first hit a tennis ball. Upon this, he realized the potential the sport could have for the disabled community. Sixteen years later,…
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Ms. Wheelchair America Driving Change in Disability Community

Through glamour, service, confidence and advocacy, Ms. Wheelchair America allows female wheelchair users to compete in a national competition that recognizes their beauty, both inside and out. When selected, Ms. Wheelchair America becomes a…
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Abilities Expo 2014

Don’t Miss the Last Legs of the Abilities Expo 2014 Offering free workshops and an exhibit hall filled with the latest in mobility and adaptive technologies, the Abilities Expo has been providing information and assistance to persons with…
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See the Latest Accessible Vans at Abilities Expo in June

If you haven’t been to an Abilities Expo, your next chance is June 29-July 1 at Chicago’s Schaumburg Convention Center.  Targeted directly to people with disabilities, vets, seniors, caregivers and healthcare professionals, it’s always…
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Get in the Swing with Adaptive Golf

Spring has sprung and the greens are lush. It's time to play golf! Don't be left behind. Whether you want to learn the game or hone your skills, there is a golf program for those in a wheelchair, disabled veterans, amputees, those with a stroke,…
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Deadline Extended for Mandatory Lifts in Public Pools

Spring is here. You can’t wait to splash around in that tempting pool while on vacation. But wait! As a person with disabilities, you may need a lift or ramp to get into the water. And not every public swimming pool or hotel pool offers an…