Friday, April 23, 2021

Tag: Advocacy

United Spinal Association Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

Building An Inclusive World that Empowers People with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders in Reaching Their Full Potential United Spinal Association has reached a historic milestone as it celebrates 75 years of providing people with...

Access2CRT.org

The Access2CRT.org website shares information regarding Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) and provide resources and tools to promote and protect access for people with disabilities. Complex Rehab Technology includes medically necessary and individually configured manual and...

Should I say ‘disabled person’ or ‘person with a disability’?⁠

Recently, an Alberta woman with an obvious physical disability was asked to leave a grocery store and not come back because she could not pack her own groceries quickly enough. According to the report...

‘It’s going to be okay’: Mother uses personal experience to support people with spinal...

Mandurah mother-of-two Tayla Stone said if she could send a message to her teenage self, it would be that things are going to be okay. Sustaining a life-changing spinal cord injury in a dirt bike...

‘Changing Places’ Restroom Increases Accessibility For O’Hare Passengers With Disabilities

Chicago (CBS) — O’Hare International Airport now offers a new level of service for travelers with disabilities, and advocates say this is just the beginning. Located at Terminal 2, the new “Changing Places” restroom features...

Inspiring, long-surviving disability advocate Walt Lawrence grateful for 50 years of support

He’s been paralyzed from the neck down for 50 years and that makes Walt Lawrence either the longest surviving ventilator-dependent quadriplegic in B.C. or darn close to it. “He’s outlived any statistical, predictive model. He’s...

Workforce of Ability – Ben Trockman – TEDxEvansville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnlOOOVxAyY While employers battle the “war for talent,” there exists a significant population of talented, problem-solving people, who have been largely excluded from the workforce. This population, people with disabilities, comprises 1 billion people worldwide;...

United Spinal’s “Roll on Capitol Hill” to Advocate for Policies that Strengthen Health and...

Richard Bagby of Richmond, Virginia to Represent Disability Community NEW YORK, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, June 11-14 in Washington, D.C., will host Richard Bagby, former collegiate...

Experimental scaffold hasn’t reversed her paralysis, but she’s embraced life ‘with wheels as legs’

Jesi Stracham used to captivate biotech investors and inadvertently move markets with social media posts documenting her dogged quest to get out of her wheelchair and back onto her feet. These days, the energetic 24-year-old North...

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...