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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sabrina Cohen Foundation to open accessible beach in Florida

On July 2, the Sabrina Cohen Foundation will be opening an accessible beach to the public, funded by grants from the Craig H. Nielsen Foundation and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for all...

ParaPerks

https://youtu.be/uD-46HZ-LYA ParaPerks is a mobile application provided to users with all types of mobility impairments that allows them to rate and review visited locations! ParaPerks LLC. Came about early in the year of 2015. Brandon Winfield,...

Welcome to the hectic lifestyle of IndyCar team owner and quadriplegic Sam Schmidt

It was two days after the Indianapolis 500 when Sam Schmidt answered his cellphone and was asked if he finally was home, home being Henderson and Lake Las Vegas. No, he said. He was at...

Woman With Quadriplegia Urges Hollywood To Be More Hopeful

This story contains spoilers for the film “Me Before You.” MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Wisconsin woman is getting a lot of attention for a blog post she wrote criticizing Hollywood’s portrayal of people who are...

BraunAbility® and Permobil Announce Joint Research and Development Venture

The two global leaders in wheelchair and wheelchair accessible vehicle production announce collaboration to integrate mobility technology for individuals with physical disabilities. Winamac, IN (PRWEB) June 22, 2016 - BraunAbility®, the leading global manufacturer of...

Paralyzed Veterans of America Releases Statement Calling for Air Carrier Access Act Improvements

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - June 22, 2016) - Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today released a statement highlighting the need for improvements to the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA). The ACAA, which prohibits disability-based...

A Guide To Spinal Cord Injury

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwbJE0JrMzk This video was done as part of a project for one of Sam’s classes in nursing school. The people interviewed are very near and dear to our hearts and we hope that once you...

Teens with spinal injuries bolster recovery with decade-long friendship

A rehabilitation gym at the Kennedy Krieger Institute was once a play space for Morgan Dunnigan and Grace Meek. Despite the seriousness of their spinal cord injuries, the girls, then 6 and 7, squirted water...

The Apple Watch Will Soon Track Fitness for Wheelchair Users

Fitness trackers routinely measure physical activity such as running and cycling and encourage people to stand up and walk around throughout the day. But if you're in a wheelchair, you're out of luck. Apple wants...

World’s First Child-Sized Exoskeleton Aims To Improve Quality Of Life Of Kids With Spinal...

https://youtu.be/aPkkjOMB-J4 A research team in Spain has developed the world's first exoskeleton prototype to help disabled children learn how to walk and sustain mobility. The exoskeleton comes with long support rods that adjust to the...