Disability in America [Statistics]

The Annual Disability Status Reports provide policy makers, disability advocates, reporters, and the public with a summary of the most recent demographic and economic statistics on the non-institutionalized population with disabilities. They contain information on the population size and disability prevalence for various demographic subpopulations, as well as statistics related to employment, earnings, household income, veterans' service-connected disability and health insurance. Com...


Guide to Online Dating for Disabled Singles

Dating is challenging in general but online dating is more complex. As an online single, you never know who you are communicating with or their true intentions towards you. It’s similar to dating with a barrier in the way. You never know who is hiding behind the mask. The following information will help guide you through online dating for disabled singles. Admit Your Truth This step is essential to the online dating process. You need to find your truth. Do you want to date many different peo...


10 Best Wheelchair Destinations for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is arriving quickly and you better start planning now! Sometimes the standard flowers, chocolates and date night isn’t enough for the special person in your life. You need to go above and beyond this year. If you are ready to show the love of your life how much they mean to you on Valentine's Day, consider the travel destinations listed below. 1. Sonoma Valley, California  Surprise your love with a romantic getaway to Sonoma Valley. You will be surrounded by California’s Win...


Upper Body Boy: Man in Wheelchair Does 15 Legit Pullups

North Philadelphia has a new hero that doesn’t let his wheelchair get in the way of his fitness. Tyrone Shoemake takes pride in posting fitness videos on his Facebook page. These aren’t any ordinary fitness videos, they are inspirational videos of Tyrone demonstrating pull-ups while still strapped to his wheelchair. The most recent post is of Tyrone doing 15 legit pullups on a pull-up bar at a local park in his hometown. His unique technique is really something that needs to be seen by every...


The 3D Printed Wheelchair: A New Level of Comfort?

3D printed wheelchair GO design sketch from Layer  As a wheelchair user, you know most wheelchairs come as one size fits all. You do have a variety of options to customize the wheelchair, but chances are you still feel uncomfortable from time to time. The wheelchair industry and its users have been waiting for centuries for new technology to arrive that will make wheelchairs more customized to the individual user. The answer and technology you have been waiting for might have arrived in the f...


10 Best Wheelchair Decorations for Christmas

The Christmas and The Holiday Season is quickly approaching and it’s time to get in a festive mood. A fun and exciting way to enjoy the holidays is to decorate your wheelchair. This trend is increasingly becoming common and is expected to increase in popularity for years to come. It’s time to dust off the holiday decorations and start decorating your wheelchair. Before you get started, consider these 10 best wheelchair decorations for Christmas below. White Twinkle Light Decorations Sou...


The Ultimate Holiday Guide for Wheelchair Users

Christmas and The Holiday Season is in full force! Stores are decorated with festive lights and the shopping season officially began the day after Thanksgiving. The holiday season is different for everyone, but it generally involves family, friends, decorations, delicious food, gifts, holiday parties and more! The following guide will help wheelchair users enjoy a spectacular holiday season. Decorating the House                                             Festive decorations and lights are ...


10 Wheelchair User Tips for Navigating the Mall during the Holiday Season

The crowded mall is the last place many shoppers want to fight through to purchase gifts. However, most people end up spending at least several hours at a mall during the holiday season. Navigating the mall in a wheelchair can be a challenge. The following tips will help you create an enjoyable shopping experience at the mall during the Holiday Season for wheelchair users. Plan Ahead     Be prepared to battle against the crowds by creating an itinerary. Print or download a map from the...


Hate Crimes Against Those With Disabilities Decline

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program revealed that crimes against the disabled have dropped compared to the previous year. The FBI uses a system that tracks crimes related to disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and gender. According to the FBI, currently, 1.2 percent of hate crimes targeted people with disabilities. Advocates for the disabled community find the percentage surprisingly low. Daily reports on local news programs throughout the United States make it seem li...


Injured HS Football Player Rises from Wheelchair during National Anthem

    High school football player Carson Geddes, 16, stands for the national anthem the day after surgery impressing many across America. The news is filled with stories, pictures, and videos of NFL football players sitting or kneeling during the national anthem. This situation has many Americans in a constant debate and uproar over the issue. A Friday night high school football game produced one of the most inspirational photos yet. Geddes was on the sideline to support and watch his team. Th...


New Show ‘Speechless’ Shines Light on Disabilities

The new television show Speechless is demystifying the special needs community. The creator of the ABC family comedy, Scott Silveri, based the humorous and informative series on his life growing up with a brother who has special needs. Silveri insisted on hiring disabled actor Micah Fowler, who has cerebral palsy in real life. Silveri always knew he would employ a disabled actor for the main character of the series. Growing up, Silveri witnessed and experienced difficult situations related t...


Wheelchair Users Guide to Traveling During the Thanksgiving Holiday

The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports the Thanksgiving holiday as being one of the busiest long-distance travel times of the year. Trips during the Thanksgiving holiday increase by 54 percent compared to the rest of the year. Wheelchair users are often confronted with obstacles when traveling. This guide will help wheelchair users navigate through the Thanksgiving holiday travel chaos. Choose a Destination and Plan Ahead     The Thanksgiving holiday is known as an excellent t...