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adaptive driving equipment

Hit the Road!

Getting the Right Adaptive Driving Equipment for You

Wheelchair Travel Tips

12 Tips for Taking to the Skies in a Wheelchair

Traveling with a wheelchair requires work up front, but the adventures awaiting you are worth the effort.

Wheelchair Technology

Technology at Your Service

They Look Futuristic, But These Products Are Real World -- and Ready Now

Mobility innovations that are actually available right now — and dedicated to making mobility more efficient, safe and attractive than ever.

Wheelchair Propellers: Love Your Shoulders!

Giving shoulders TLC for a lifetime of health and independence.

WIL Car

What It's Like...

Choosing the Right Car

Here's how TiLite VP Josh Anderson chose and adapted his new ride.

Ultralightweight Wheelchairs

Titanium vs. Aluminum, ad infinitum

As you look for your next ultralightweight high-performance wheelchair, are you asking the right questions?

Bert Burns

What It's Like...

Bladder & Bowel Management in a Busy Day

Bert Berns & Rolling Through Life

Leslie Schneider

What It's Like...

Living with Limb Loss

Leslie Schneider describes her journey in a new documentary.

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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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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.

International Builders Show

Show Off

International Builders’ Show Highlights Best of Accessible Design

The International Builders’ Show showcased many of the latest trends in universal design or design that makes it easier for people to live in their homes regardless of age or ability.

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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

Bubbles

Wash, Rinse, Spin

Cleaning Your Cover and Other Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Wheelchair Cushion

Cushions are made of many different materials: air cells, foams of different densities and thicknesses, gel, honeycomb or a combination. But they’re all designed to keep you comfortable and support you. And one of the best ways to get the most from your wheelchair seat cushion is to take good care of it.

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Built Tough

Accessible Vehicle Providers Share Challenging Cases

Truth be told, there's a lot of creativity that goes into building a modified vehicle. So The Mobility Project asked mobility providers: What stumps you? What are your toughest cases?

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Healthy Resolution

Tips for Month-to-Month Diet Changes

Now is the time for setting resolutions. While getting healthy might be among your resolutions, it's important to remember that fad diets won't produce lasting results. The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to ditch dieting and begin to change your lifestyle slowly over time.