The Enabled Life


Dates Announced for the 2014 Warrior Games

The annual competition is designed to create competitive sports opportunities for wounded, injured and ill service members and veterans.

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NBC/NBCSN to Air 52 Hours of Paralympics Coverage

Though coverage may be limited and at inconvenient times of day, it is progress compared to the 5.5 total hours (and no live coverage) that the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London received.

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Top End to Offer Handcycling Demos at Abilities Expo

Consumers can test Top End handcycles at this weekend’s Abilities Expo in Los Angeles.

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Navigating Winter Weather

Tips on How to Stay Safe During Winter Weather Conditions

Experts share advice on extra precautions wheelchair users and people with limited mobility need to take during winter.

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Paralympics Sled Hockey Documentary to Air on PBS

The documentary will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look as the United States Paralympics Sled Hockey team prepares for the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi.

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New Dress Shirts Simplify a Stressful Task

A new line of men’s dress shirts helps eliminate the frustration for people with limited mobility to fasten buttons on their clothing.

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U.S. Paralympic Snowboarder Is New Ottobock Ambassador

Keith Gabel heads to Sochi with a powerful message for people with disabilities.

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FAA Hears Input on Airport Relief Areas for Service Animals

Current policies don't require available areas beyond security checkpoints.

New Wheel:Life Book Is Full of Fund-Raising Ideas

Free resource can help to get great ideas off the ground.

Morph Wheels Announces "Most Inspirational Client" Winner

Assistive technology professionals were invited to nominate clients living life to the fullest.

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Enabled Life

50 Marathons in 50 Weeks

Three men have the crossed the country since early 2013 with one goal, raise donations for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation benefiting spinal cord injury research.

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"Limitless" Film Debuts at ReelAbilities Festival

Ottobock project takes viewers on a "journey through limb loss."

Sunrise Medical's Propel Donation Program Names Summer Recipients

ATPs work with award winners to configure the mobility systems of their dreams.

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Count Down to Sochi With Team Kellogg's

Kellogg’s has starting rolling out promotional materials featuring its sponsored team of Olympic legends and Olympic and Paralympic athletes aspiring to represent Team USA.

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Just for Kids

On the Rocks

What You Need to Know to Climb Mountains

All you need to climb a mountain is a good helper, some equipment and an adventurous spirit.

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‘Wampler’s Ascent’ Spotlights Determination, Forgiveness

“Wampler’s Ascent” is a documentary about Wampler’s attempt to become the first person with a disability to climb El Capitan, a mountain that spans the height of two Empire State buildings, and a feat accomplished by only 50 percent of the climbers who attempt it. Wampler who has severe cerebral palsy and uses a power chair can do only two things with his left arm: push and pull. And those two motions are all he needs to pull himself up the mountain.

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Enabled Life

Into the Garden

Accessibility Strategies for Life-long Planting

As seasons change so too do physical abilities. Whether you’re a senior with stability and walking issues, a person with a new spinal cord injury or someone who’s been coping with a mobility condition your whole life, gardening can be accessible. All you have to do is think creatively.

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One Step Closer

Walking Exoskeletons Inching Toward Retail

For people with spinal cord injury, the nearest and greatest technology hope for walking again is the current class of exoskeletons.