Microsoft Adds Wheelchair Avatar for Xbox

Avatars have become increasingly popular as identity figures on internet forums, computer games and more. In 2008, Microsoft originally introduced avatars for the Xbox 360. They have gradually included customization options throughout the years. In August 2016 Microsoft is set to release wheelchair inspired avatars in time for the release of the Xbox new slim version. Before the announcement a petition was in the beginning stages of being formed to add wheelchair inspired avatars for Xbox. P...


15 Funniest Wheelchair Pranks

  Wheelchair users have a great sense of humor when it comes to playing pranks on people, especially able-bodied people. The following videos will keep you laughing as wheelchair users surprise pedestrians by rolling down hills, creating obstacles, tying themselves to cars and much more. Check out the funniest wheelchair pranks you will ever see below. 1. Criminal Frames Girl in Wheelchair This prank is set up by an international hidden video show. It catches the reactions of unsuspecting ...


Wheelchair Users Guide to Clubbing

Going out clubbing for the night sounds easy enough. You get dressed, look good, call some friends and go to the club. While this is an easy process for able-bodied people, it is often an obstacle for wheelchair users. The getting ready part is great, but finding a club that is wheelchair accessible is a challenge. Learning to navigate the club scene will help make things easier on a night out with your friends. Find an Accessible Club                                                 Nightclu...


Awesome Wheelchair World Records that You Never Knew Existed

  The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes extraordinary people who are willing to be the best at something. Wheelchair users worldwide are perfecting their skills and accomplishing their goals of setting world records for performing amazing things. These tasks range from wheelchair backflips to pulling cars. Below is a list of the most awesome wheelchair world records that you never knew existed. Longest Distance Covered on a Wheelchair Trainer  Professional Brazilian wheelchair athlet...


Essential Summer Safety Tips for Wheelchair Users

Summer is the time of year many wheelchair users enjoy the outdoors. There are a variety of activities such as sports, camping, fishing and simply enjoying a picnic at the park with your friends and family. Depending on where you are located, the summer heat can cause some issues that could keep you hiding indoors. Be prepared to beat the summer heat and enjoy the sunshine with the following summer safety tips for wheelchair users. Use Sunscreen – The use of sunscreen has become a daily op...


The Apple Watch Will Soon Track Fitness for Wheelchair Users

Fitness trackers were originally created with the able-bodied in mind. It conveniently tracks physical activity such as walking and running, which encourages people to stay active. It is an excellent tool for staying fit. However, wheelchair users have not been able to benefit from it until now. Apple is releasing a new watch feature that will benefit wheelchair users. Apple recognized the void in the market for fitness trackers for those with disabilities and decided to make a change. Apple...


10 Best Wheelchair Friendly Summer Camps

The Americans with Disability Act requires all summer camps to accommodate children in wheelchairs. This means children who use wheelchairs have just as many summer camp choices as able-bodied children. Finding the right camp that suits your child’s needs can feel overwhelming. However, making sure the camp has reasonable accommodations and an active itinerary is easier than you think. There are plenty of excellent wheelchair friendly summer camps to consider. Here is our list of 10 best whe...


Voting Challenges for Wheelchair Users

Polling booths are often set in upstairs meeting halls, church basements, and other non-accessible locations. Research by the attorney general for the State of New York discovered that most counties within that state alone had only 10 percent of polling locations fully compliant with federal and state laws. The Federal Election Commission reported that there are more than 20,000 inaccessible polling places throughout the United States. Activists argue that inaccessible voting locations viola...


Marine Discovery Dive Attracts Wheelchair Users Worldwide

Malaysia is home to the Marine Discovery Dive event held annually. It was founded by the Chairman of the Society of People Support People in Malaysia, E.K. Lim. The program allows wheelchair users to experience movement underwater during a scuba diving expedition. The exciting event provides wheelchair users the opportunity to go beyond their boundaries and feel truly free. The Marine Discovery Dive is open to individuals located around the world with disabilities. Wheelchair users and other...


Disability Rights Have Been Bipartisan: Will Donald Trump End That?

Co-Author of the Americans with Disability Act, Tony Coehlo has voiced his concern regarding disability rights in the future. The current presidential election has put a spotlight on nominees and their views about the disabled community. According to Coehlo, everything regarding disabilities was always bipartisan, especially when it comes to the ADA. Coehlo is currently advising Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton regarding disability issues. Clinton was one of the first candidates to di...


Fitness Tracking for Wheelchair Users

Fitness trackers are an application or device created for monitoring fitness levels and goals. They are responsible for monitoring the heart rate, calorie consumption, sleep quality, physical activity and more. Fitness trackers have been on the market for able-bodied people for a number of years. However, wheelchair users will soon be able to enjoy specialized trackers to monitor their unique health and fitness goals. Here are some of the popular fitness tracking devices and applications for ...


Wheelchair Boxing Increasing in Popularity

Wheelchair boxing is the next big thing in adaptive sports. Athletes around the world have become disabled for numerous reasons. Since most were athletic before they became a wheelchair user, they each decided to find a sport that suited their interests and physical abilities. Athletes who are wheelchair users have been flocking to the sport that tests their strength and coordination, as well as fulfills their fighting spirit. Hong Kong wheelchair boxing pioneer Lai Chi-Wai was a champion ro...