Posts Tagged 'wheelchair'

4 Tips to Make the Kitchen Work

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We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which has brought about monumental changes in the lives of people with a disability  in the past couple of decades. Medical advancement and extensive research offer better treatment of disability-inducing traumas like spinal cord and sports injuries.

Thanks to the ADA, businesses and all public places are equally accessible now, and there are tough laws prohibiting any form of discrimination against people with disability.

Posted by Lori Wagoner Jun 01, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Exercise is Important for All

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One should never compromise on their mental, physical and emotional well-being.  A regular workout routine can keep your body in its best shape, and the importance of this cannot be stated enough. However, as you go searching about exercises or workouts all you get is a bulk of magazines, websites, and fitness programs all solely dedicated to serve people without any special needs. People who have disabilities are somehow excluded when fitness experts make workout plans. But that shouldn’t stop you from indulging in a regular workout routine.  Even people who are wheelchair or prosthetic users can definitely go for a walk and can similarly make their bodies habitual to a healthy work out with physical exertion, it can work wonders in improving your physical and mental vitality.

Posted by Zyana Morris May 29, 2015 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Disability: Redefining Fashion

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The fashion industry no more operates on a singular vision of beauty. No matter, if you are not extremely thin, tall and fair, you are still beautiful. But, what is the beauty barrier hidden by its very obviousness—ableism. Not anymore, the fashion industry is becoming more diverse in terms of size and race including people with disabilities.

Posted by Evie Dawson May 26, 2015 Posted in Disability 15 Comments

ADA Freedom Ride

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Today in Birmingham, Alabama was my first event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). We had in attendance community leaders, health organizations, state, and city representatives. However, there was something missing…

Posted by Bob Lujano May 19, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Steps to avoid Skin Issues

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Skin problems are one of the prime reasons as to why people approach a skin doctor. Every individual at some point may have skin problems. To deal with certain types of skin conditions such as rosacea, ringworm, epidermis, etc. it is very important to approach a professional skin doctor. When avoided, skin issues can become risky and may lead to other types of illnesses or infections.

Posted by Daniel Clark May 18, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

Living the Dream!

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April 15-19 saw the Kentucky Expo Center (KEC) in Louisville, KY as the host to the largest wheelchair basketball competition in the sports illustrious history. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) was represented by nearly 70 teams across 5 different divisions in what was some of the most fantastic athletic competition around. Some twelve courts were laid down in the expo center with wheelchair hoops going on for nearly 4 days in what seemed like around the clock action. Vendors, fans, and athletes alike all showed up full of energy for what turned out to be a fantastic event.

Posted by Jeremy Campbell May 04, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

JMU hosts Ability Olympics

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On April 17-18, we hosted an event at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, that we call Ability Olympics with the mission of showing how everyone can be an athlete. I work with Dr. Tom Moran on this event (he does weekly programming for youth with disabilities to stay physically active), and our goal has been simple: provide sport opportunities to people with disabilities because we did not have those opportunities growing up.

Posted by Josh pate Apr 29, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Adaptive Tennis Anyone?

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When we think of adaptive sports, also known as sports for people with disabilities, we usually think of wheelchair basketball, which not only has an international following, it’s also a Paralympic sport. However, basketball is not the only adaptive sport out there; there is also wheelchair rugby, Goalball for the visually impaired, cycling, and tennis, all of which are also Paralympic events.

Posted by Nayab Sh Apr 28, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

San Diego Mass Transit Mishap

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At times, the presence of someone’s disability comes into question for one reason or another. Whether it’s to receive benefits like Medicaid, or even to receive services from non-profits through certain grants, at one time or another people who live with a disability have to show some sort of proof of that actual fact to a person in some capacity of authority. On the flip side, maybe we’ve seen someone parked in a disabled parking spot and when they get out of the car, that person doesn’t have an assistive device to help them walk.

Posted by Christinne Rudd Apr 21, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Opportunity Knocking

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On April 2-4 2015, I participate at the United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) National Championship tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. My competitive juice starts to flow as I head to this event. As I prepared for my 19th appearance, I was hoping to take away something more important than an award or a trophy. What I got instead was the reality that there is something bigger than this event, something that all people with a disability should experience at one time in their life.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 17, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments