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The Swim Is Near

Justice Department Sets New Deadline for Public Pools to Comply With New ADA Guidelines

Existing public swimming pools must comply with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design by Jan. 31, 2013.

Vitamin D May Have Role in Mobility Disabilities

Vitamin D, that little nutrient found in milk and developed by exposure to the sun, might be key to preventing mobility impairments, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Arthritis Foundation Releases New Ease-of-Use Label

A new label is making it easier for people with arthritis to identify products to help them with everyday tasks.

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Tour de Force

Popularity of Handcycling Takes Adaptive Sports by Storm

Experts discuss how to get started in handcycling whether your goals are fun, freedom or competition.

Cristina Abreut

Growing Up With Cerebral Palsy

Cristina and Mark Share Stories and Advice From Their Childhoods

Two successful adults with cerebral palsy share their childhood memories.

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Do You Qualify?

VMI’s Operation Independence Connects Veterans to VA Funding for Accessible Vehicles

If you’re a veteran considering purchasing a wheelchair-accessible vehicle but are fretting about the cost of the conversion, Vantage Mobility International (VMI) has a message for you: You might qualify for federal grants that would put you in a vehicle with no money out of pocket.

NMEDA Announces Winners of Local Heroes Program

Alberto Cruz, of Willimantic, Conn., Ken Davert, of Bay City, Mich., and Ron Miner, of Frankfort, Ill., have won the National Mobility Awareness Month Local Heroes contest.

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Ride for Kelly Brush Foundation Sept. 8

On Sept. 8 in Middlebury, Vt., bicyclists and handcyclists will pedal pavement to help athletes with spinal cord injuries experience sports.

Eric Kolar and his dog Smuckers

Eric Kolar: Showcasing Life After Spinal Cord Injury

Anyone who would question the capabilities of someone with a spinal cord injury should get to know Eric Kolar.

Studies Show Older Adults Benefit From Occupational Therapy

Recent studies published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy show that older adults can benefit from occupational therapy.

Sunrise Medical Updates Electronics, Motors on Quickie Power Wheelchairs

PG Drives Electronics and Linix motors have been added to the Quickie S-646 SE and Quickie P-222 SE Group 4, rear-wheel–drive power wheelchairs.

Studies: Yoga Shows Benefits for Stroke Rehabilitation

New research shows that adapted yoga improves balance and flexibility, contributes to a stronger and faster gait, and increases strength and endurance during stroke rehabilitation.

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How It Works

Pediatric Limb Immobilizers Offer Kinder Protection After Surgery

TheMobilityProject.com discusses uses for pediatric limb immobilizers with Melinda Siwek, founder of The Medi-Kid Company.

United Spinal Members to Roll on Capitol Hill

Next week the United Spinal Association and the National Spinal Cord Injury Association will Roll On Capitol Hill to speak up for the rights of people with disabilities

Donald Strickland Foundation to Host Fundraiser, Mini Football Camp in SF Bay Area

If you live in the San Francisco and want something to do with the kids the weekend of July 6-7, you’re in luck.