Articles


Separate Benefit Category Bill Reintroduced in House

H.R. 942 is launched by a Democrat and a Republican.

Team Kelloggs athletes

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.

Indego exoskeleton

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.

Wamplers Ascent film clip

Film Reel

Immovable Mountain

‘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.

Climbing gear illustration

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.

Varied heights at accessible garden

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.

Swingman film

Film Reel

Road to Recovery

‘Swingman’ Has a Story to Tell, But Does the Filmmaker Tell It?

In “Swingman,” a documentary about Marshall Allen, a Fort Worth, Texas, firefighter, the filmmaker drives too fast to truly tell the story of this exceptional man.

VA Valor Games Adds New Competitions

U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, have expanded the 2011 and 2012 Valor Games Midwest, a competition for veterans and service members with a physical disability, to three additional regions.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights model

Canadian Museum to Feature Inclusive Design

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is ensuring that every visitor’s experience will include design suited for sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities as well as cultural diversity.

VMI Renews Commitment to PVA, Hires Retired Air Force Lieutenant General

To help strengthen the company’s programs, VMI has extended its relationship with Paralyzed Veterans of America and Mission: ABLE for another year. In addition, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John F. Regni has accepted a position on the VMI board of advisors.