Accessible Festivals Is Making Festivals Accessible

Editor’s Note: Playing in bands and attending music festivals was a big part of Southern California native Austin Whitney’s youth. But when he sustained a spinal cord injury at the age of 18, his life changed dramatically. As is the case for most SCI survivors, the first few months of recovery proved difficult for Whitney. […]

Dramedy Confronts Finding Independence and Intimacy as a Person with a Disability

Many young adults who acquire their disability when still a minor struggle with finding their independence later in life. Oftentimes, this is a result of worrisome parents not willing to surrender their child to the outside world. This is the case of three protagonists in a new dramedy titled Come As You Are which premiered […]

Hip Hop Duo 4 Wheel City Speaks Out Against Gun Violence

Editor’s Note:  When he was a teenager, Rick Velasquez emigrated from Honduras to the Bronx with his family in search of the American dream. Shortly after, the dream turned into a nightmare when he was hit by a stray bullet while walking down the street. The injury resulted in paralysis putting him in a wheelchair. […]

VR Experience Gives Able-Bodied a Glance into Life as a Wheelchair User

While the average standing height of adults varies, fully grown wheelchair users tend to see the world at the eye-level of a seven or eight-year-old. Metro Veinte: Cita Ciega (4 Feet: Blind Date in English) aims to give viewers a perspective on what it’s like to roll through life in an environment designed for a […]

Donna On The Go: Creating Awareness through Humor

Editor’s Note:  Both Donna Russo and Peggy Lane have been involved in the entertainment industry for the majority of their lives. Russo, who lives with Turner syndrome and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, has a degree in dance, toured with ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks,’ and has appeared in several TV shows and films. Lane modeled as a […]

Sex, Love, and Disability:  Ben Duffy’s New Documentary Exposes It All

Filmmaker Ben Duffy and Ajani “AJ” Murray met while working on a project for Yoocan, an online community for people with disabilities. At the time, the actor living with cerebral palsy struck up a conversation with Duffy about his dating struggles and the lack of information surrounding love and sexuality in the disability community and […]

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