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Category: Life In A Wheelchair

Sherry and Fran - Helping Partner with a Disability
February 11, 2022 | Categories: Aging In Place , Guest Blog , Life In A Wheelchair , Safety ,

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day may be one of the most controversial holidays in existence. While most people can agree that love is a good thing, the capitalistic nature of this particular festive occasion often shoves an unattainable picture of romantic relationship perfection in the faces of the masses for the entire month of February. It can be …

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Only Three Steps - Building Blocks
December 2, 2021 | Categories: Life In A Wheelchair ,

Only Three Steps

I’ve long believed that the word “disabled” is not an adjective but a past tense verb. I am “disabled” often because of the surrounding environment rather than because of any defect of my brain. In the disability community, there is a tendency to separate terms such as “difference,” “disability,” and “impairment.” These are fluid terms […]

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Wheelchair Basketball Game with Disabled Men on a Court
October 5, 2021 | Categories: Disabled Youth , Life In A Wheelchair , Safety ,

Safely Spectating Sports

With the return of the school sports season, as well as beloved fall professional games, you may be ready to get back to cheering on your favorite teams in person. Here are some suggestions for how you can do so, considering physical access and safety from COVID-19. Ask ahead Call the ticket office to ask […]

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Para-Athlete on a Race Track
August 12, 2021 | Categories: Adaptive Products , Disabled Youth , Life In A Wheelchair , Spinal Cord Injuries ,

Why are the Paralympics so special?

Here at National Ramp, we have been very excited for the Paralympics, waiting for the rescheduled event to kick off in late August. We’ve been following the trials and celebrating the rosters. While we have also been cheering on Team USA during the Olympics, there’s something extra special about the Paralympics, and it’s not just […]

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An Ode to Mascara - Makeup Items on Pink Background
August 11, 2021 | Categories: Life In A Wheelchair , Safety ,

An Ode To The Extra Steps I’ve Taken Just To Buy Mascara

I love makeup. When I was younger, playing “makeover” was one of my favorite activities with my friends because it was fully accessible. I’m disabled. So, playing soccer, baseball, tag, hide-and-go-seek, and so many other games children typically play with their friends were difficult and sometimes even impossible for me to fully participate in. Instead, […]

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