Air Travel for the Disabled

Finally, efforts to make airline travel truly accessible for folks in wheelchairs. If I was the betting sort, I’d speculate that most people dependent on wheelchairs for mobility are apprehensive about traveling by air. And with good reason. It is difficult. While I do not have much trouble getting through the airport, cruising down theContinue reading “Air Travel for the Disabled”

Disability Assistance

With few exceptions, most AMN guys that I have met carry a solid work ethic, regardless of their disability. Which is a good thing, since such characteristics are viewed favorably by our society. While some adaptions may be in order, it seems that most of us get in our 40 hours. We are the luckyContinue reading “Disability Assistance”

Maxime Rolls up to the Beach!

Maxime has taken advantage of a plastic mat to facilitate his access to the beach. I had the same fabulous experience many years ago in Wilmette, Illinois. This an example of a very low-tech, low-price, high impact adaptation. Anyone in a chair who has struggled in the sand would appreciate this simple accommodation. I haveContinue reading “Maxime Rolls up to the Beach!”

What was the Point of Darwin Post?

The message that I tried to share was: if you are disabled, you had best adapt. Not sure of the alternatives, but I can say with authority that it includes a less than full life. I have faced a couple challenges as I descended into disability. Some were pretty ugly, they knocked me down hard,Continue reading “What was the Point of Darwin Post?”

Does Disability Force Evolution?

Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution reckoned that it is drawn out process: “…Natural selection acts only by taking advantage of slight successive variations; she can never take a great and sudden leap, but must advance by short and sure, though slow steps[1].” Well. It is fine if you have a few generations. What about someoneContinue reading “Does Disability Force Evolution?”