Why is “play” just the purview of children? Who says that all of the wonderful benefits that the action of playing provides the kiddos—like promoting social interaction, creativity, problem solving, self-esteem, positivity, relationship building and so on—aren’t just as important for adults? Frivolity, enjoyment and escape are as vital as they are easy to dismiss. more
This groundbreaking docu-series from Strategy for Access not only features Chicago's most accessible attractions, it encourages other destinations to follow suit.
Explore whole food plant-based nutrition as a healthy alternative for people with disabilities to help with wound care, bowel health, brain function and more. On a strict food budget? Food advocate Tracy Williams has ideas for that, too!
Though the open road has its accessibility challenges, could life as a digital nomad actually offer greater freedom and well-being for the disability community?
Trenaya Reid chronicles her own disability journey, highlighting the milestones and challenges, and how she faced and conquered each obstacle to achieve her goals.
While they all play a crucial role in the disability community, the law views each category differently. Here's expert trainer Kristin Hartness with the 411.
Thanks to the wide variety of moving apps, virtual reality, AI-powered layout planners and more, moving doesn't have to be a nightmare for the disability community.
If you think of airline travel as an accessibility blackhole, why not pivot your travel plans towards the freedom of the open road and the Great Outdoors?>
After a long hiatus from air travel during COVID, frequent flyer Kellisa Kain and her dad, Chris, are back with some pro tips for other wheelchair travelers.
Sort through common myths that stand in the way of achieving health goals. Remember, you are not alone! Consult professionals on your healthy living journey.
The Makeup On Wheels Foundation not only advocates for the community with their fabulous annual gala, they will also be doing free makeovers at Abilities Expo!
All you need are tap gloves and a board for tapping to be part of the Tap Dancing Hands Down craze, created and launched by professional dancer Mary Six Rupert.
Exercise and smart food choices are integral to wellness, but you need a plan! Setting incremental, achievable goals will help you attain your version of healthy lifestyle.
Service dog guru Kristin Hartness shares her personal experience with a critical, yet heart wrenching, part of all service dog partnerships—the transition of her own canine companion to retirement.
Anime and manga aficionado Tony Stephens of Hyper-Urban Arts examines the synergy between disability and hero powers in this celebrated pop culture genre.
The traditional summer camp experience of making friends, playing games and enjoying the outdoors is focused for kids with vision disabilities at Camp Webber.
While many National Parks boast of a smattering of accessible hiking trails, they are actually only a small percentage, leaving the lion's share of each park's trail map inaccessible to the disability community.
Your disability does not mean the thrill of travelling is out of your reach! The key to satisfying your wanderlust is due diligence to ensure real access.
No stranger to adversity, Pascuala Herrera shares the hard-earned wisdoms that her life a disabled, Latina immigrant has taught her in three compelling books.
If accessorizing is your style, there's no reason your accessibility device can't have a little pizzazz, too! Take it from this wheelchair user who shares his secrets to glam your chair.
In pursuing his own passion to explore our fascinating planet, Alex Stratikis discovered a serious lack of information for people like him. Now, his blog offers advice and encouragement for other autistic adults to embark on their own adventures.
Ms. Wheelchair America 2023 Ali Ingersoll shares a sneak peek behind the curtain of what this renowned competition is really all about. Spoiler alert: It's more than the crown!than the crown!
Tune in for the adventures of one wheelchair user and her family as they not only road trip to the Grand Canyon, but also to favorite local spots in the Winnebago Roam.
Join this study to explore the connection between clothing and well-being in an effort to improve future adaptations. Participants can win a $100 gift card.
Gardening is a wonderfully therapeutic activity, but people with disabilities can only reap the benefits if they have access. Here's how to make that happen…
Accessible spaces in homes and workplaces create atmospheres that are more relaxing, productive and allow everyone the opportunity to participate. Achieving accessibility is easier said than done.
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?
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.
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…
Best double whammy EVER! Houston Abilities Expo goers will be treated to impressive dance performances from not one, but two talented troupes. They are empowering, compelling, motivating and what more…they'll teach you how it's done.
Service fish??? Definitely not. Nevertheless, there is no denying the positive impact that a wide variety of pets can have on their human partners. From facilitating learning ability to addressing mental health issues, our furry (and scaly) friends can make all the difference.
Since accessible housing accounts for only a small fraction of the housing market, prospective home buyers must equip themselves with all the tools to help in their search for a "home, sweet home"—starting with this helpful how-to.
Buckle up! The world-famous Rollettes will perform their exciting, inclusive dance moves at the 2021 Abilities Expos. Their heart-pumping choreo will be followed by YOU, taking center stage to learn their fun routines.
Accessible travel expert Ashley Lyn Olson has traversed exotic locales around the globe, but her true fuel is immersing herself in the natural beauty of the U.S. National Parks. Her challenge: Even if you can't travel far, access nature close by to breathe the fresh air and feed your hungry soul.
Can we all agree that we are officially maxed out on disasters? We've got COVID, widespread power outages and it seems the North Pole has come south for the winter. Whether you are weathering the storm now, or preparing for the next emergency, follow these essential directions!
Regardless of the circumstances that has led an individual to experience disordered eating, there is a way forward to a healthy relationship with food. If you or a loved one can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, read on.
Thanks to the coronavirus—that guest that just won't leave (take a hint, Rona!)—your holidays may look a bit different than in years past. But with technology, your creative mind and these suggestions, the season can be just as special!
The Great COVID-inspired Cabin Fever of 2020 is no joke. The cure? Socially distant fresh air. Here are a few fun, accessible activities to enjoy outside.
Just because you're not going anywhere doesn't mean you can't look good! Don't overlook the wonders of your own wardrobe in selecting your Coronavirus Couture.
She's an actor, an athlete, a musician and, as the world saw last week on Disney's hit TV special, she's a talented wheelchair dancer. Meet the irrepressible Lourdes Mack.
The world was rocked this week with the sad news of the passing Paralympian and Guinness record holder Angela Madsen. She died halfway through her solo ocean row from California to Hawaii.
If you haven’t been watching the web series about the funny exploits of Donna Russo, grab some popcorn and get ready to binge. Donna’s tongue-in-cheek approach to her daily challenges has captured a worldwide audience.
Dating can be a risky proposition regardless of the boxes you are checking. Girls Chronically Rock’s Keisha Greaves takes a no-holds-barred look at her hopes, anxieties, challenges and blessings as she throws her hat in the dating ring.