Are You Prepared in an Emergency? ADAPTS Has Your Back

Editor’s Note: When retired flight attendant Robin Wearley received a call from her friend John Morris (the man behind WheelchairTravel.org) to discuss emergency evacuation protocol for wheelchair travelers, she realized the industry needed to seriously rethink their methods or rather, lack thereof. After Morris mentioned he’d likely have to rely on the kindness of strangers for […]

Comfort Conversations: Ralph’s Riders Launches Ride On In Life Campaign

For many people, the month of January represents a new beginning, an opportunity to make changes in your life where you feel you have failed in the past. As someone living with paralysis, I’ve come to the realization that there is no reason to dwell on the past. Our mistakes and tragedies are not meant to […]

Five February Events Celebrating the Disability Community

February is a short month, but that doesn’t mean there’s no time for educational activities, fundraising, and fun! If you’re looking for ways to get involved in celebrating and supporting the disability community this month, consider one of these five events. 1) Annual African American Conference on Disabilities February 15, 2019 • Phoenix, AZ For the […]

One Adaptive Athlete’s Story on How Perseverance Saved His Life

Editor’s Note:  From dancing to triathlons, 31-year-old Vincenzo Tufano is constantly on the move. This wasn’t always the case, though. After falling in 2010 due to muscular dystrophy, he lost nearly all mobility leaving him in an electric wheelchair and unable to participate in the activities he previously enjoyed. Over the course of the following […]

From Frustration to Innovation:  How Universal Vests is Changing Industry Standards

While studying physical therapy, the founders of Universal Vests learned to use a gait belt to lift and transfer patients just like every other aspiring PT student. After working in the field for a few years, they grew frustrated with the one-method-fits-all approach and began brainstorming other options. Wheel:Life writer Betsy Bailey spoke with one […]

Comfort Conversations: Anyone Can Dance

Join us every other month for Comfort Conversations, a discussion series led by our Ambassadors who share their thoughts on issues affecting wheelchair users worldwide. Today’s topic is, Anyone Can Dance, written by Comfort Medical and Wheel:Life Ambassador Margarita Elizondo. Dance is a therapeutic form of exercise and artistic expression and is great not only for […]

The Abilities Expo is Coming To Boston!

Boston awaits with open arms. This September 8–10, head over to the Convention and Exhibition Center for the Abilities Expo, and enjoy a weekend full of fun, discovery, and enlightenment. Free Workshops! Get out your pad of paper, tablet, or recording device — you’re going to want to take notes throughout this three-day event packed […]

Gear Up for Abilities Expo Chicago

Calling all Midwesterners — Abilities Expo is coming to Chicago! As always, this year’s expo will offer an array of free workshops, the chance to try adaptive sports, and nearly one hundred exhibitors showcasing the latest in assistive technology, daily living aids, and personal care products. Get the Facts...For Free! Don’t miss the opportunity to […]

Refuel and Rejuvenate At Abilities Expo New York Metro

East coasters, or anyone within striking distance, gear up for Abilities Expo New York Metro! From May 5-7, 2017, the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center will transform into a playground and informational hub for the disabled and their caregivers. The three-day event is jam-packed with cutting edge technology exhibits, participatory adaptive sports demos, practical […]

Criptaedo: Breaking Boards and Barriers

Editor’s note: Paul Brailer, aka Criptaedo, was born with spina bifida. He uses both a wheelchair and braces with crutches. After being told “he couldn’t” throughout his youth, he decided he could. I grew up going to public schools in Ohio. Back in the '70s and '80s, if you were born with a disability, obviously […]

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