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Whether you are new to this dynamic and passionate Community or have been a card-carrying member since birth, Abilities is here to help you engage on multiple levels. We have taken what is special about the live Abilities Expos and amplified it online to more effectively reach the 1 in 5 Americans living with a disability as well as the devoted caregivers, industry and health professionals that support them.

Enjoy compelling articles in the following categories. Use-now tips, entertaining opinion pieces and in-depth stories are there to promote your increased independence and better quality of life.

Adaptive Sports

It’s not just a great way to promote health and wellness, it’s crazy fun. Check out skiing, rowing and more!

Assistive Tech

Bridge the gap between ability and disability with cutting-edge devices and inventive, low-tech gadgets.

Community Heroes

Meet ordinary people whose circumstances empowered them to push harder and achieve greater.

Parents & Caregivers

You would do anything for the loved one in your care. Find tips and resources to help you take control.

Inclusive Recreation

All work and no play? Not for this community of dancers, artist, travelers, outdoorsy types and more!

Disability Products

Science, technology and overall ingenuity have revolutionized the disability products industries. Read on!

Latest News and Stories

Attention Shutterbugs: Enter your Pics in the Wheels UP! 2019 Photo Contest

August 11, 2019

Do you have a favorite photo of yourself living your adventures? It's time to share it with the world!

Weigh In on Self-Driving Cars

August 2, 2019

Though it seems a no-brainer, accessibility has not been a major focus in the technological development of autonomous vehicles. If you reside in Houston or Austin, we'd love to hear your thoughts.

Former 97-pound Weakling Fights Back with Innovations in Mobility

July 29, 2019

Follow this roller coaster journey from elite athlete through a knock-down, drag-out battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis to trail blazing success with a company by wheelchair users, for wheelchair users.

Chad Waligura Unites Texans with Adaptive Hunting and Fishing

July 19, 2019

When a lack of assistive tech threatened to stand in the way of Chad Waligura's ability to hunt and fish, this avid outdoor enthusiast and quadriplegic made his own.

Explore the Magical Underwater World with Adaptive Scuba Diving

July 19, 2019

Water is a great equalizing force and, with adapted equipment, an underwater adventure is accessible for many in the disability community. Are you ready for a "ground" breaking experience?

Find your Passion and Center in Accessible Yoga

July 10, 2019

The essence of yoga is not a perfect downward facing dog, or any other pose. What makes yoga so powerful is that it is the calming of the movement of the mind then, with the help of props and adaptations, whatever movement the yogi is capable of can follow.

Thinking Differently About Power Assist Devices

July 10, 2019

Employing a power assist device proactively to aid in mobility goes a long way in facilitating activities of daily living, lending an extra push for caregivers and people who can't propel with two arms, and saving your shoulders!

What Should You Look for in an Accessible Vehicle?

June 26, 2019

Do you want a ramp or wheelchair lift? Rear entry or side entry? There are many features and options to consider before settling on the accessible van that is right for you. Read on for all the ins and outs.

Signs Your Chronic Illness Is in the Way of Your Driving

July 3, 2019

Girls Chronically Rock's Keisha Greaves loved her RAV4. Follow her personal journey to learn why and how she came to the decision to part with it and explore other methods of transportation.

3 Things Able-Bodied People Take for Granted

June 20, 2019

Keisha Greaves has some eye-opening advice for the temporarily able-bodied and their "Able World Problems." Great share for those wonderful people in your life who don't quite get it.

Yelp-Style App Gives the 411 on Access

June 17, 2019

Accessibility is key, but so it advanced, detailed knowledge about the accessibility of your destination. The new iAccess Life app will set the stage for your next adventure.

How to Motivate Kids with Disabilities

June 13, 2019

The right balance of encouragement and persuasion depends on your child and these useful insights will help keep him or her on track.

VoxxLife Packs Human Performance Tech into Socks

June 5, 2019

Neuro-tech through your feet sounds incredible, but Voxx socks wearers have experienced increased stability, enhanced strength and reduced pain.

Check Your Catheter for Chemical Warning Labels

June 10, 2019

In California, Prop 65 now requires medical supply manufacturers to publish their product's harmful chemicals components right on the packaging.

Check Out Our Live Events

Game-changing tech will help you redefine possible

It wasn't all that long ago that bionic exoskeletons and eye-gaze technologies were the stuff of science fiction. Now it’s reality and just some of the leading-edge products at Abilities Expo!

Dance like nobody's watching

Every Abilities Expo is your chance to learn hot new dance moves that promote fitness. It could be hip hop, ballroom, Latin, Zumba, ballet or line dancing, but it’s always inclusive and it’s always fun!

Animals have a way of finding the people that need them

Greater independence and wellness is just a friendly wet nose away for many people with disabilities. Find out how assistance animals support their human partners.

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