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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

How I Became an Advocate for Inclusion and Accessibility

January 4, 2022

When her mom joined the ranks of wheelchair users, Leslie Farin’s eyes were opened to the flagrant lack of accessibility that the disability community faces daily. Now, she’s affecting real change.

Help Employees with Disabilities Transition Back to the Office

November 24, 2021

In their eagerness to bring work-from-home employees back in-person, businesses must take a breath and implement steps to aid in the transition. Flexibility is key…maybe the office is not ideal for your disabled workers.

Abilitare: Game-changing Assistive Tech Fueled by Desire to Change Lives

December 15, 2021

Determined to meet the immediate needs of the disability community, two AT pioneers developed Abilitare products to give people hands-free access to their computers and Smartphones.

Get Ahead of the Curve with CURVD® Accessible Mugs

December 8, 2021

Now your morning coffee can be more accessible! Hyper-focused on usability and inclusivity, CURVD Mugs are designed to accommodate a larger audience of people with disabilities and limb differences.

Meet Paralympian Steve Serio at Abilities Expo Dallas

November 17, 2021

Abilities Expo Dallas will be quite the star-studded event! Friday, Dec. 3 from 1-4 pm in the Toyota Mobility booth is your chance for facetime with wheelchair basketball star and three-time medalist Steve Serio.

Enter the Cheelcare Holiday Giveaway Before December 6

November 10, 2021

Now THIS is a bandwagon you want to jump on. Cheelcare has assembled a prize pack that will send your holiday spirit into orbit. The bonus: Dallas Abilities Expo attendees get extra entries!

Representation Counts: More People with Disabilities Should Hold Office

October 27, 2021

If you are entertaining political aspirations, we say, "bravo!" The disability community could use more representation. Here are few tips to get the ball rolling...

Snow or Water: What's your favorite adaptive skiing?

October 20, 2021

LOF Adaptive Skiers bring the challenge, freedom and thrill of waterskiing and alpine skiing to the disability community. Is the mountain (or water) calling you?

Transportation Initiatives That Improve Accessibility

October 13, 2021

Let's review the numbers. Adults with disabilities are twice as likely as those without to have inadequate transportation (31% vs. 13%). Of the nearly 2 million people with disabilities who never leave their homes, 560,000 stay put because of transpo challenges. All signs we need new, more accessible transportation options like these…

Vermonters Tackle Accessible Housing Shortage

September 24, 2021

People think their only options are buying an accessible home or remodeling an existing one. But there's an alternative…a universally accessible tiny home style accommodation that can adapt to you, your home and your property.

loop+ Sensor Pad and App is Fitbit for Your Butt

September 21, 2021

Created by a mom for her wheeling child, this ingenious device tracks exactly what your butt has been up to in terms of positioning and pressure so that you can spy a risk before it becomes a problem…like a pressure sore.

Kids with Disabilities Thrive with the Right Environment

September 17, 2021

Children whose surroundings are nurturing, engaging, empowering and accessible are better able to flourish in their development.

Get Your Business Running Strong as a Parent with a Disability

September 14, 2021

Entrepreneurship is an enticing proposition...flexible hours (but, make no mistake, not less hours) to manage the little ones as well as your disability. But how to get started? Read on...

The Price Tag on an Accessible Home

September 8, 2021

While accessibility may be priceless, the costs to create a barrier-free living environment are real. What are you looking at for a walk-in tub, wider doors or elevators? Find out here…

5 Solid Ways Disability Healthcare is Improving

September 1, 2021

Pandemic-fueled advances in access, technology, data collection and security have converged to create welcome improvements in healthcare for people with disabilities. And they said it couldn't be done!

Paralympic Golf: The Case for Why It Should Be

August 25, 2021

Adaptive golf is an incredibly accessible sport, enjoyed by everyone from weekend warriors to highly skilled golfers who compete internationally. So why is it not already a part of the Paralympic Games?

Could an ADHD or Autism Coach Be Right for You?

August 18, 2021

Not all coaches wear whistles. Some of the best are the ones that understand how your disability impacts you, and who can equip you with strategies to more effectively leverage your skills to thrive.

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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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