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Gabriela Fernanda Torres strikes a unique pose as she competes with hundreds of other dancers in this year's World Tango Championships in Argentina. The 37-year-old Argentine uses a wheelchair. Torres says she was paralyzed in a car accident when she was two years old,...

source: The Washington Post

Gadgets that can ease the burdens of aging are slowly beginning to appear in older adult's homes and communities. They are designed to respond to vital needs, including caregiving, transportation and living more safely at home. Technology...

source: The New York Times

MobilityWorks, a national chain of wheelchair accessible van providers, has entered into a merger agreement with Hasco Medical, significantly strengthening its presence on the East Coast. MobilityWorks has 35 locations in 13 states, while Hasco has 22 locations in 11 states,...

source: HME News

The Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America has released a new position paper on tilt, recline and elevating legrests used on complex seating and wheeled mobility systems. "The Application of Tilt,...

source: Mobility Management

Gus Chalkias writes: "When I lost my eyesight, I began researching various assistive technologies that might help me regain my independence. The solutions at the time had the power to allow me to work, learn and live life with some degree...

source: Queens Chronicle

Recently, Alice Wong, the founder of the Disability Visibility Project, went to the White House celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She mingled. She saw friends and they took selfies. She got a picture with the president. Throughout,...

source: Al Jazeera America


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