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Protective Safety Bags for Wheelchairs can Ease Concerns of Air Travelers with Disabilities

Damage to wheelchair equipment at the airport can ruin travel plans for people with disabilities. It’s an issue many within our community can relate to. New protective safety bags designed by Airshells.us that can be utilized for foldable and rigid wheelchairs has the potential to alleviate some of the headaches faced by wheelchair users who […]

| August 1, 2014
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U.S. Senate: Ratify the CRPD before August Recess

Way back in May of 2008, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Disabilities Treaty) became effective. It is intended to protect the rights and the dignity of persons with disabilities all around the world. As of this writing, some 147 nations have ratified the Disabilities Treaty. Sadly, the United States of America […]

| July 24, 2014
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Public Policy

U.S. Senate: Ratify the CRPD before August Recess

Way back in May of 2008, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Disabilities Treaty) became effective. It is intended to protect the rights and the dignity of persons with disabilities all around the world. As of this writing, some 147 nations have ratified the Disabilities Treaty. Sadly, the United States of America […]

| July 24, 2014
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United Spinal Meets with Congresswoman Rodgers on Key Policy Issues

United Spinal had a great meeting with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, recipient of our 2014 Junius A. Kellogg Outstanding Congressional Leadership Award at this year’s Roll on Capitol Hill (ROCH) for her extensive leadership and vocal support of disability issues. United Spinal talked about legislative strategy on making the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act […]

| July 16, 2014
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Advocacy

Increase Access to Taxis for All

United Spinal supports local and federal policies that create affordable, accessible, and safe transportation options for all. Access to transportation is vital for employment, contributing to one’s civic and religious community, supporting one’s family and maintaining an active social life.

| April 14, 2014
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| April 10, 2014
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Other Recent Posts

The Squeaky Wheel Blog: TV’s Push Girl Jazzed By New Access Symbol

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Push Girls” reality TV star Angela Rockwood was in Kansas City recently as the keynote speaker for The Whole Person “Celebration Luncheon,” a fundraising effort for the nonprofit independent living center serving both Missouri and Kansas. Rockwood’s inspirational message of hope and perseverance hit a high note with her support for The Accessible Icon Project […]

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NSCIA Houston: Camp Extreme

| August 18, 2014

Kids across the world are spending their summers playing video games, but thanks to the Houston chapter, a group of Texas kids in wheelchairs got a chance to see what life is like inside those games. This year NSCIA Houston partnered with the TIRR Foundation to host Camp Xtreme, an overnight sports-oriented summer camp for […]

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