Spotlight on: Disability

How to Protect Your Income When You Are Disabled

Disability coverage is available for many different types of situations, but they all have one thing in common: the person filing for disability needs help. That help can come in many forms. For most, it's financial assistance or workplace accommodations, but for others it could simply be a record made, or services available when they [...]

By | 2020-07-07T11:42:52+00:00 March 3rd, 2020|Guest Posts, Spotlight on: Disability|Comments Off on How to Protect Your Income When You Are Disabled

Moving Tips for Someone with a Disability

Moving to a new home or place is a stressful yet exciting time in anyone’s life. However, if you have a disability, the impact of moving to a new home is much greater than those who don’t have a disability. For those in wheelchairs, for example, the moving process brings with it new obstacles that [...]

By | 2019-03-04T13:46:57+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Guest Posts, Spotlight on: Disability|Comments Off on Moving Tips for Someone with a Disability

Dementia and Falls: Best Fall Prevention Products

Dementia Fall Risks Seniors with dementia are 10 times more likely to fall than other seniors, according to this study. This is due to the fact that dementia introduces unique fall risks aside from the standard reasons seniors may fall. The following are some reasons why individuals with dementia are more likely to fall: Mobility, [...]

By | 2020-02-11T14:35:04+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Caregiving, Health, Spotlight on: Disability|Comments Off on Dementia and Falls: Best Fall Prevention Products

Permanent Employment for Disabled Individuals

Is It Really Difficult for Disabled Persons to Find Permanent Employment? The Americans With Disabilities Act has been officially in place since the year 1990. Employers of all kinds know that they cannot discriminate against disabled persons seeking work at their companies nor employees who have become disabled while in their employ. As many protections [...]

By | 2019-03-04T13:46:59+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Guest Posts, Spotlight on: Disability|Comments Off on Permanent Employment for Disabled Individuals

Walk-in Tubs for the Elderly and Disabled

Did you know? Countless bathtub accidents happen every year, and most of these occur when people are getting into or out of their tub - and this statistic includes young, agile people. For people with mobility issues, climbing in and out of a tub can be especially difficult or even downright dangerous. Since bathroom surfaces are [...]

By | 2019-03-04T13:46:59+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Features, Spotlight on: Disability|Comments Off on Walk-in Tubs for the Elderly and Disabled

Wheelchair Etiquette: 10 Tips for Interactions with Wheelchair Users

As wheelchairs become more available and more affordable, more and more people who have trouble walking or standing are opting to use a manual or a power wheelchair as their primary mobility aid. The following are some important tips to keep in mind when interacting with a wheelchair user, whether it is a stranger or a [...]

By | 2020-02-11T14:11:54+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Spotlight on: Disability, Wheelchairs|3 Comments

Wheelchair Accessibility Bloopers

   Accessibility, or rather the lack thereof, has become an increasing issue for wheelchair users around the globe. Another prevalent issue, it seems, is that there are a lot of “accessibility” features that turn out to be accessibility bloopers and leave wheelchair users just as stranded as they would have been without them. […]

By | 2019-03-04T13:47:00+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Cool Stuff, Spotlight on: Disability|Comments Off on Wheelchair Accessibility Bloopers

Animal Wheelchairs Part I

The use of dog wheelchairs have become very common, but there are many other animals who have been fitted with wheelchairs to help them get around – here we cover the many types of animals out there who are disabled but independent thanks to their cute little (or big and bulky) custom made wheelchairs. […]

By | 2019-03-04T13:47:00+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Cool Stuff, Spotlight on: Disability|Comments Off on Animal Wheelchairs Part I

DIY Decorated Mobility Aids: A Pictorial

Mobility Aids Don't Need to be Ugly When an individual is elderly or disabled and needs help getting around, it can be hard to accept a mobility aid of any type as a new full-time companion, whether it's a temporary or permanent solution. This can be especially true if you can't afford to buy an expensive, [...]

By | 2020-02-18T15:01:44+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Cool Stuff, Spotlight on: Disability|Comments Off on DIY Decorated Mobility Aids: A Pictorial

Google Doodle Honors Ed Roberts, Father of the Independent Living Movement

Today's a day to celebrate disability rights, with Google Doodle honoring what would have been the 78th birthday of Ed Roberts, a pioneering disability rights activist. In 1953, when Roberts was fourteen, he contracted polio and spent eighteen months in hospitals. When he returned home, he was almost completely paralyzed from his neck down. He [...]

By | 2019-03-04T13:47:01+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Medical News, Spotlight on: Disability|Comments Off on Google Doodle Honors Ed Roberts, Father of the Independent Living Movement