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Playing the Online Dating Game, in a Wheelchair

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Playing the Online Dating Game, in a Wheelchair

Source:  NY Times / Emily Ladau / DISABILITY SEPT. 27, 2017 The first time I forayed into online dating, I let my wheelchair show just a little in my photos. The good guys, I hoped, would be so taken by my clever profile and witty banter that they’d be able to look beyond my disability, if they even noticed it at all. I eagerly began swiping, quickly matching with an attractive man whose profile picture showed him sporting an enormous iguana on his shoulder. Thinking that would make for an easy conversation starter, I messaged him. A few minutes later, he replied, but instead of responding...

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Quadriplegic Drives 2016 Corvette Z06 — Jay Leno’s Garage

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Quadriplegic Drives 2016 Corvette Z06 — Jay Leno’s Garage

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Dealing With Disabilities, but No Longer Invisible

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Dealing With Disabilities, but No Longer Invisible

Source:  New York Times / By David Gonzalez Jun. 21, 2017 Andres Millan spent two years traveling around Bogotá, Colombia, and its environs, photographing people whose mental health issues or physical limitations kept them at home. Within cramped apartments where living rooms doubled as craft workshops and inside cinder block houses with dirt floors, he spent hours talking to these people about art and healing. To many in bustling urban centers, they were invisible, out of sight and out of luck. But to Mr. Millan, they were kindred spirits he could not ignore. He knew the sacrifices made by...

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Uber and Lyft must improve access for disabled riders, advocates say

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Uber and Lyft must improve access for disabled riders, advocates say

09/09/2015 The conference Andy Arias planned to attend on a recent weekday was less than a mile from his apartment in downtown Los Angeles, but he called an Uber to stay out of the oppressive summer sun. As Arias approached the sedan, the driver saw that he was in a wheelchair. He recalls telling her that he could slide into the back seat on his own, and she would only need to stow the folded, 10-pound wheelchair frame in the trunk. But she refused to get out of the car. Eventually, a bystander lifted the wheelchair into the trunk. “It was a teachable moment, and that’s putting...

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Accessibility Urged On Road To Self-Driving Cars

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Accessibility Urged On Road To Self-Driving Cars

A federal agency is calling on automakers and lawmakers alike to consider the needs of people with disabilities as self-driving cars inch closer to reality. With a report released this week, the National Council on Disability said that self-driving cars have “enormous potential” for people with disabilities, many of whom cannot currently obtain a driver’s license. But, the independent federal agency charged with advising Congress and the president on disability matters said that many factors that are still in flux — both technological and regulatory — will determine how meaningful these cars...

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