Books Without Barriers

Jan 28, 2011
Books Without Barriers

Reading is something we do practically every day. It’s hard to imagine that some individuals aren’t able to read a book simply because it’s not accessible to them. But for those with visual impairments and other disabilities, reading becomes an obstacle when print media are not accessible in specific formats.


Lesson Learned – Self- Responsibility & Accountability in Health: A Commentary

Jan 28, 2011

As the temperature falls below zero, my body stiffens, and there are days when I feel like I am walking with 2 x 4’s attached to my legs because of a lack of flexibility.   I am in my 30’s.  My mobility function is in its prime now.


VIDEO: Man Rescued from Fire Via Facebook

Jan 27, 2011

A man with muscular dystrophy is crediting Facebook for saving his life after a fire suddenly started in his kitchen.


Ultimate Mountain Gig Competition Won By Ultimate Wheelchair Adventurer

Jan 27, 2011

This fall, Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, asked people to apply for the “Ultimate Mountain” gig. The job paid $40,000 salary and required only four months of work that included blogging about their experience four times a week. The winner could ski for free, live at the Waldorf Astoria for free, get all new ski gear, spa treatments and more. And The Canyons has the first ever heated-seat ski lift in North America. Applicants needed to use “mountain” as a verb. If you liked the cold, snow and skiing — it was the ultimate job.


The Goal is the Process

Jan 27, 2011

When it comes to weight loss, nothing fits.  I’m not talking about my old clothes, though it’s true enough that they hang in my closet like silent jurors, pronouncing me guilty of being overweight by their mere presence.  I’m talking about all the resources that are available now to help people who struggle with obesity. 


Monica and David: A Love Story

Jan 27, 2011
Monica and David: A Love Story

After Monica and David, both in their 30s, met and fell in love, they became engaged. That is when the hullaballoo really started.


Internet Access

Jan 27, 2011
Internet Access

The Department of Justice is working towards broadening the authority of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in regards to the Internet, specifically websites. New data indicates that fewer people with disabilities are using the Internet compared to the general population. The main reason seems to deal with accommodation issues.


Accessibility in the Kitchen

Jan 26, 2011
Accessibility in the Kitchen

Just as I seem to be always preaching to other fitness professionals that there is a huge market out there for them if they would get training and experience (and market to) people with disabilities, I realized in researching this article that this really translates into other areas as well. For example, contractors should learn about and market barrier-free design and construction services, both commercially and residentially.


VIDEO: Robot Allows Immune Deficient Student Attend School

Jan 25, 2011

Lyndon Baty has been fighting all his life. He suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease and has virtually no immune system. So doing normal things, like going to school, used to be impossible. But now, new robotic technology is making it possible for Lyndon to do what he’s always wanted to do-be in class, with his friends.


Hero Pilot Holds Plane For Grandpa of Murdered Boy Who Donated Organs to Save 25 Lives

Jan 25, 2011
Hero Pilot Holds Plane For Grandpa of Murdered Boy Who Donated Organs to Save 25 Lives

Caught between being a tearjerker and heartwarming is the real life story of the tragic end of little boy’s life that may have saved up to 25 lives by donating his organs.