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Seksi Spokes: Colored Covers for Wheelchair Spokes - Dr. Gene Emmer from RehaDesign has just announced the launch of Seksi Spokes, colored covers for wheelchair spokes. - Dr. Gene Emmer - 2019/09/19

Daymak All Terrain Boomerbeast 2 Mobility Scooter - Daymak Boomerbeast 2 is the first all terrain electric mobility scooter with fast-charging battery technology - Yoni Erawati - 2019/09/19

Gracie's Place Art Studio - What began primarily as nature art, has also blossomed into a popular pet portrait art studio for pet owners who adore their pets - Marcella (Marcy) Hernandez, Founder/Artist/Author - Gracie's Place Art Studio; The International Association of Artists With Disabilities - 2019/09/18

1.6% COLA Estimate for 2020 - 2020 U.S. Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) benefit boost estimated to be 1.6 percent - The Senior Citizens League - 2019/09/12

Art and Disability - Marcy Hernandez discusses art and disabilities. Includes getting motivated to start an art project, and lists some well known famous artists with disabilities - Marcy Hernandez, Founder/Artist The International Association of Artists With Disabilities; Gracie’s Place Art Studio - 2019/09/11

Traveling Barbers In-Home Hair Care Services for The Disabled - The Traveling Barbers offer professional mobile barber and hairstylist services for in-home hair care for persons with disabilities and individuals with special-needs - The Traveling Barbers - Hair Professionals for The Disabled - 2019/09/06

Tickets for 2020 Tokyo Paralympics On-sale from 5th September 2019 - International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announce international tickets and packages for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be available from Thursday 5th September 2019 - International Paralympic Committee (IPC) - 2019/09/03

Diversity in the Gaming Industry - New scoring system that ranks games based on their representation of race, gender and disabilities reveals there is still a long way to go to accurately represent the diverse communities playing them - Currys PC World - 2019/08/31

Harder Than You Think - Paralympic Games Documentary Film - Producers John Battsek and Greg Nugent of HTYT Films producing ground-breaking new feature documentary titled 'Harder Than You Think', which charts the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games - Craig Spence, IPC Chief Marketing and Communications Officer - 2019/08/26

Aerobics May Improve Walking and Endurance After Stroke - Research reveals stroke survivors who completed group aerobic exercise programs similar to cardiac rehabilitation programs significantly improved aerobic endurance and walking ability - Journal of the American Heart Association Report - 2019/08/15

Should I Go to a Doctor, Walk-in Clinic, Urgent Care Center, or Hospital Emergency Department - Provides information regarding where to go to get medical care when you are not sure if you should go to a walk-in clinic, urgent care center, family doctor, or hospital emergency department - Disabled World - 2019/08/15

Famous People Who Died from Head and Neck Cancer - List of notable people who died from head and neck cancers that include; throat, esophageal, laryngeal, oral, and thyroid cancers - Disabled World - 2019/08/13

Local UK Councils Disabled Facilities Grant Spending - Freedom of Information Requests submitted on behalf of A Wood Idea have revealed that UK council funding through Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) is at a 10-year high - Autumn Wiberg - 2019/08/06

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will Transform Japan - Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will transform Japanese society and significantly raise awareness of and advance Sustainable Development Goals according to IPC Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Craig Spence - International Paralympic Committee (IPC) - 2019/08/03

Record Live Sports Broadcasts for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics - IPC announces a record 21 disciplines from 19 sports will be broadcast live from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - International Paralympic Committee (IPC) - 2019/07/22

HealthPedal: Pedal Powered Mobility and Fitness Wheelchair Device - HealthPedal is an indoor and outdoor pedal powered wheelchair that can be used for mobility, freedom, fitness, and strength building - HealthPedal - 2019/07/19

Unpopular Truth Regarding Biases Toward Disabled - The unpopular truth about biases toward people with disabilities by Caroline Brooks and William Chopik at Michigan State University - Michigan State University - 2019/07/19

Federal Accessibility Legislation in Canada Now Operational - Accessible Canada Act establishes framework to create a barrier-free Canada through proactive identification, removal and prevention of accessibility barriers - Employment and Social Development Canada - 2019/07/12

Media Needs to Start Breaking Down Stigma Surrounding Disability - EESC hearing reveals that to build a more inclusive society that sees the person, not the disability, the media needs to use human rights approach to disability in news and entertainment programs - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) - 2019/07/11

To Improve Mental Health UK Employees Moving to Flexible Workplaces - The results from the survey highlight the real benefits that adopting flexible working can offer to both employees and employers - Wildgoose - 2019/07/10

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