Go Free Wheelin’ with the FreeWheel!

Individuals who use a manual wheelchair often find themselves unable to successfully travel through rough terrain.  Racing is also a major challenge for these individuals, as they have to focus on the chair not tipping over, thus they must pause to pop wheelies over obstacles on the course.  Naturally, there are specific chairs designed for such events, but they’re […]

Flexible Utensils

For many individuals with special needs, performing fine motor tasks such as writing or feeding oneself proves to be quite the challenge.  While there are many products available to help said individuals accomplish these tasks, the Flexible Utensils appear to be more… well, flexible. Pediatric Flexible Utensils, $19.95 The Flexible Utensils are available in three different […]

Control your computer with the Jouse3!

For individuals with mobility impairments, there are several assistive technologies available to help them control their computers and other devices.  A company behind some of these technologies, called Compusult, has a slogan stating that they are “delivering innovative solutions to the world.”  Staying true to their slogan, they’ve recently released their newest addition to the Jouse family, the […]

3 steps to make airline travel easier for people with mobility challenges

As we are coming upon the holiday season, many people are planning holiday travel and a lot of folks will be flying to get to their destination. Traveling by plane can be stressful and for those with special needs it can provide even more challenges. According to U.S. Census nearly 20% of the population has […]

It’s What’s On the Inside — AND the Outside — That Counts

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing “Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” – Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer But for people with disabilities, living in their clothes can often be a more difficult challenge than you might imagine.   Making clothing accessible for everyone Grace Teo, a recent Ph.D. graduate from MIT, got that […]