Quadriplegic Vlogger Tim Taylor Educates People on SCI

Editor’s Note: On an evening in 2003, Tim Taylor went on a pizza run with his girlfriend and her sister to pick up dinner for the family. When an oncoming vehicle came into their lane, the driver swerved to miss the other car but consequently, crashed into a tree. Tim awoke 12 days later from […]

The Kids of Yoocan Continue to Shine 

Editor’s Note: In 2016, Moshe Gaon, a successful businessman and investor, put his other endeavors on hold to create Yoocan. Inspired by his nephew, who was born with a host of health conditions, he set out to build a global platform for people to share their stories of living with a disability. Three years later, […]

Variety Helps Families Obtain Freedom Concepts Adaptive Bikes

Editor’s Note: Having grown up with an aunt with cerebral palsy, advocating for the disability community has always come naturally to Erica Lopez. Seeing her aunt make the most of her abilities both at home and in her professional life, Lopez came to realize that by having access to essential resources and tools, a person […]

Travel the World with Wheelchair Jimmy

Editor’s Note: At the age of 20, Jim Parsons became paralyzed in an accident and began using a wheelchair for mobility. A college student at the time, he finished his degree at Indiana University and went on to receive an MBA from the same institution. Upon entering the working world, his career in business and […]

Ralph's Riders' Lovett and Butler Talk About Giving Back

Editor’s Note: Since Ralph’s Riders launched over a decade ago, the foundation has been supporting the spinal cord injury and mobility-impaired community through various programs and resources.  Marcy Lovett, a T5-6 paraplegic, serves as the foundation's treasurer and is also a model, actress, accountant, and advocate for the disability community. Catie Butler, the secretary for […]

Wheels2Walking: Tips and Tricks for Wheelchair Users

Editor’s Note: When fitness enthusiast Richard Corbett fell 50 feet while out for a jog in 2010, he broke both his legs, shattered an elbow, and sustained an L2 incomplete spinal cord injury. The next few years were spent in and out of rehab, both to recover from his physical injuries as well as his […]

How Makabali Uses Creativity and Connections to Simplify Life

Editor’s Note: When Hydred Makabali became paralyzed at the age of 18 due to a spinal cord injury, early adulthood proved drastically different than she had ever imagined. But after battling depression and moving out on her own, she began to develop critical life skills as she faced complete autonomy for the first time. With […]

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. […]

WheelMate Helps You Find Accessible Parking and Restrooms

It’s happened to us all. You’re out and about after meeting a friend for coffee or cocktails, and then it hits you — the sudden urge to use the restroom. For the walking population, there’s no need to panic. Popping into the closest restaurant, café, or bar and desperately pleading your case or buying a […]

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 […]

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