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Kick It Up Reebok is launching its first line of adaptive footwear, developed in collaboration with Zappos Adaptive. The Reebok Fit to Fit collection includes features like zippers, heel pull tabs, extra wide options, removable sock liners and low-cut designs for enhanced accessibility. To create the shoes, Reebok enlisted the help of people with disabilities,…

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ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHTFULLY FOCUSED ON PROVIDING ACCESS TO SOCIETY—BUT IT’S ALSO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. By Steven Aquino Accessibility has so much more breadth and depth. And it isn’t merely for disabled people. When most people think of accessibility, the images likely to be conjured up in their minds are people in wheelchairs or people…

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What it Means for You By Alaina Leary Right-to-repair legislation is being considered in states across the country, aimed at allowing people to repair everything from electronics to tractors themselves without fear of voiding the warranty. Legislation recently passed in Colorado has extended the right-to-repair to include mobility equipment such as wheelchairs. “Recently, we spoke…

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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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GET TO KNOW FOUR ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES ENJOY THE OUTDOORS Everyone looks for enjoyment in life. Whether you’re born with a disability or acquired one, finding opportunities to be physically active, have fun, or connect with others can sometimes seem like a challenge. We recently caught up with a few organizations…

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CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF THE NSM THOUGHT LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE Change doesn’t just happen. While one voice can start a movement, it often takes the intentional focus of a team to ensureideas become realities. That’s been the focus of the National Seating & Mobility (NSM) ThoughtLeadership Committee since its inception five years ago. What It Is…

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Ensuring Access to Telehealth for CRT During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve gottenused to doing a lot of things from home. Onepositive of the pandemic is that it’s broughttelehealth to the forefront. While telehealth isn’t new, Public HealthEmergency (PHE) authorizations during thepandemic expanded the availability of telehealthservices for Medicare beneficiaries andothers. This included authorizing physical andoccupational…

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The arts enrich our lives. from fashion and film to dance or design, the arts challenge, encourage, educate and inspire us. Get to know three arts and-culture-focused nonprofits that are creating beauty in various fields as they promote inclusion and access for those with disabilities. Runway of Dreams runwayofdreams.orgIn 2014, Mindy Scheier’s son wanted to…

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Twenty years ago, when Jen and Barry dean learned their daughter, katherine, had Cerebral Palsy, they didn’t really understand what that meant. their journey has been marked by both beauty and struggle. read Jen’s words of encouragement in this excerpt from her longer essay, “How I Learned to Navigate the World with my Daughter in…

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An insurance denial can be devastating, particularly when it’s for the Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) that keeps your daily life in motion. But even when you’re faced with a refusal to cover the equipment you need to live life to the fullest, you can take steps to advocate for yourself. be your own hero! Here’s…

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