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How disability advocates are changing the narrative on social media By Gabe Trujillo Vacation selfies, tortilla challenges and pink sauce. No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke, it’s a list of just a few of the many things you can find on social media. But beyond all of the viral trends and media,…

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In today’s world, every day brings news of a new shortage or production delay. We’vescoured the shelves for everything from baby formula to toilet paper and watchedas manufacturing and shipping delays have stymied the car industry. The complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) industry hasn’t escaped these challenges. The CRT supply chain is a complicated, intricate system…

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How a proposed bill in Pennsylvania aims to keep wheelchair users moving through regular maintenance. Service and repair are vital components of the complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) industry. We recently chatted with Matt Berwick, president of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the UnitednSpinal Association, about legislation he’s advocating for in Pennsylvania. The Wheelchair Quality Insurance…

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“I was 4 years old the first time I got on a sled, and I hated it,” McCoy recalls. “My pusher had bent downto tie her skates or left to help someone else, and I just started crying because I wasn’t moving.” McCoy, who has spina bifida, soon learned to love the sport. He and…

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Ben Waites on stage at America's Got Talent

Personal stories that inform, inspire and empower 5 Things to Know About Ben Waites 1. Making music is his calling. Ben, who holds an interdisciplinary degree in music, communications and theater arts, regards his love for music as a calling. “At 10 years old, I had a salvation experience with God,” Waites says. “I felt…

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Both Apple and Microsoft recently announced accessibility tech updates designed to better meet the needs of the disability community These include: Door Detection, a navigation feature on iPhone and iPad for users who are blind or low vision. The tool helps users navigate the last few feet to their destination, providing detailed information about the…

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