During the past year, we worked diligently with Senate Minority Leader Schumer’s office to improve and reintroduce the Disability Integration Act (S.910). This bi-partisan, bicameral legislation takes up the call of Senator Harkin’s 2013 HELP Committee Report, “Separate but Unequal” to strengthen and clarify the ADA’s integration mandate for people with disabilities.
NAIDEX IS EUROPE'S BIGGEST AND MOST FAR-REACHING TRADE, PROFESSIONAL AND CONSUMER SHOW DEDICATED TO THE CARE, REHABILITATION, AND LIFESTYLE OF PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY OR IMPAIRMENT. Setting no limit on potential, the event is the only place that gathers innovation, information, cutting edge supplies, and the most inspirational speakers from around the world to one venue, over three unforgettable days.
You should if you're an advocate who desires nothing more than a fair shake for people with disabilities.
Things like equitable treatment, employment ,accessible housing and transportation, benefits and health services, products and supplies, personal independence and a place in our society
The Presidential election is quickly approaching, and despite whoever wins, people with disabilities will be greatly affected. The question disabled people must ask themselves before pulling the lever is which candidate will benefit them more.
A collaboration of two business owners with disabilities, Deborah Davis, owner of PUSHLivingPhotos.com and Tim Cox of Tim Cox Designs, was formed based on the need to provide a resource for all those who ever hit the search bar on a stock image site for "wheelchair" or "disability."
A film surrounding three paraplegic athletes and their journies through their injuries, will have a free release coming soon!
Defying The Odds follows Tyler, Lindsey, and Justin as they defy the odds to continue doing what they love. The film shows the world that nothing is impossible. It also helps to raise awareness for the possibilities that many disabled people do not even realize that they have. After watching the...
Either during or at the end of the interview there will take time for Q and A from the audience as well as inviting others to join in the conversation. Because this is livestreamed, people can join during different times throughout the show. It is an informal pace in that during the show, people request to be in one of the "seats," people ask questions during the chat and...
Want To Do Something Different and Learn about an Exciting New City from the Culinary Experts?
hether you take your new relationship, best friends, family or book as an independent explorer, this is something you have to try at least once! Because once you do, you will be addicted to the "culinary tour" way to navigate a new destination/city and realize the value, tastes, and fun it will provide!
FY&I Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream
El Camino Mexican Soul Food & Tequila Bar Delray Beach
Have you been wanting to try your hand at something new this summer? Maybe it’s time to learn how to ‘flip kick’ or ‘hang ten’? Thanks to world champion quadriplegic surfer, Jesse Billauer, hundreds of thousands of lives affected by spinal cord injuries are gaining inspiration from the thrills of adaptive skating and surfing.
Billauer’s foundation, Life Rolls On, was founded on September 11th, 2001, and has grown exponentially...
For the 8th consecutive year, NOVA Employment (a not-for-profit disability employment agency funded by the Australian Government) is running the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival. The festival is free to enter and is aimed at raising awareness of the abilities of people with a disability. All films must have an ability/disability theme or be clearly identified as being made by a person with a disability.
Their prize list is now 90%...
There are so many amazing sights to see in the world, but without responsible tourism, they may not be around forever to enjoy. In the hopes of encouraging tourism to be more respectful to the planet, the World Responsible Tourism Awards celebrates those locations that exemplify these beliefs. They will also be showcasing the best examples of Inclusive Tourism, with Disabled Access Awards being presented to those who endeavor to include people...
So, to the media outlets who want to do a positive story about a person with a wheelchair, creating a remarkable new enterprise, or simply winning the Nobel prize, please remember to be BOUND by what is the morally and factually correct way to describe an entire group of individuals who are trying to overcome pity, fear, and discrimination. Continuing to use these type of words and descriptions...
What an amazing evening! Starting with a Red Hot Red Carpet, with Wayne Newton, Emilio Estefan, Phil Collins, Super Star Athletes, and Socialites, all coming together to lend their support to raise money for a Cure for Paralysis. And boy did they succeed, raising millions including two anonymous gifts, one of $1 million and another of $500,000. Thanks, Guys!
Wayne Newton Poses on RED carpet at Destination Fashion with Deborah...
The Disability Film Challenge is a 48 Hour short film competition that has been established in association with prestigious organizations such as the Media Access Awards and the HollyShorts Film Festival. It is a competition in which entrants are allotted two days to complete production of their entry into the competition.
Purchase a "Party Ticket" and it will enable you to "Travel through Bal Harbour Shops, cocktails and fabulous fare, indulge in live interactive entertainment and bid on the stores’ amazing auction items. Dance and be dazzled with a Concert by Celebrity Music Performer Pit Bull.
PUSH Nation Fest is Coming to TAMPA, FL Friday, April 22- Saturday, April 23, 2016!
The first PUSH Nation Fest will be opening at Tampa Convention Center “Pushing the paralysis community to a better tomorrow."
“We are incredibly overwhelmed to be live, and here with all of you! This event is a vision we’ve all had in our minds for a few years now, so to finally bring it to life...
It is indeed a rare thing to see a model who does diversity in a way we may not be used to experiencing in the fashion and editorial genres. It is time, that “diversity” includes those who have varying physical differences…not only those of color, ethnicity and size. This shoot takes this concept on in such a palatably stunning and fresh way with photographer Anneli Nygards. The shoot was...
News Release by Martin Heng, Lonely Planet
Hard of hearing or vision-impaired? A wheelchair user or slow walker? Fibromyalgia, MS or spinal-cord injury? None of these should stop you from experiencing the joy and benefits of travel. We at Lonely Planet believe that travel is for all, no matter what their abilities or limitations. We also know that the first barrier to travel for many people who have access issues...
So what is the uproar all about? The article accompanying the photoshoot is an interview with the 18-year-old, and she is clearly more in charge of her decisions than many give her credit, yet, should she be accountable for not understanding how so many in the wheelchair using community feel about her using this "prop" for a gimmick?
Last year Medicare published a rule (CMS Rule 1614-F) that will place cuts on complex rehab accessories and seating. PUSHLiving.com and other advocacy groups throughout the country are sharing this information on social media as a way to get the word out.
Please visit http://www.unitedspinal.org/essential-crt-components/ and take action by writing your representatives by clicking the "Take Action" button.
The White House Petition that was initiated failed to meet the required 100000 signatures, reaching only 28,000 who signed...
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month Video montage brought to you by PhotoAbility Disability Inclusive Stock Image Library. PhotoAbility is working with real models with disabilities, versus able bodied models posing in fake wheelchairs, and photographers worldwide to create positive and authentic stock images that change perceptions and stigma. They hope to increase the usage of these type of images in media, advertising and publications. When companies, designers and agencies...
This type of inclusive disability imagery is an absolute must for all businesses and facilities. To market themselves as "disability friendly" will not only create a positive environment but also generate new and much-needed revenues through the clients they would normally miss.
Maysoon Zayid is an incredibly talented comedian, actress, and advocate who lights up the room with her presence. Her sharp wit and humor has led to great successes, including one of the most popular TED talks of 2014. Even as she makes people laugh, she's busy paving the way for disability rights, including working towards a stronger disability presence in mainstream media. Emily Ladau had the honor of interviewing Maysoon on behalf of...
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We are thrilled to present this sweet and entertaining melody by our friend Stephen.
A Dedication to his wife Cory and son Jaron
"Channeling my inner Lennon-McCartney. . . "Just For You" is a little tune I wrote about 25 years ago but never preserved anywhere but in memory. I am resurrecting it here now in the hope that some people will get a kick out of it....
“If we all stopped for 10 seconds and thought truthfully about ourselves, I think we would all come up with disabled aspects within our own lives. My hope for being a part of the shoot is to highlight the equality we all share, and to get beyond the outward disabilities some of us have more than others. We are all broken a bit, but if we all act as...
When I was in college, I tended to avoid going out to any of the clubs nearby because I worried they would be an absolute nightmare to navigate using my wheelchair. As it turns out, if I had gone to college in Germany, I might have had more success. An article by Thomas Rogers proclaims that "Berlin Is The World's Best City to Party - In a Wheelchair." Who...
When you live life on wheels, you learn lots of tips and tricks to make things work for you. Pushing your chair around all day? Better wear gloves or have a good moisturizer. Need a place to hold that water bottle? Just throw it into your purse or backpack behind you. No coat rack available? No problem, just drape it over the back of your seat.
BuzzFeed contributor Louise Bruton...
In the wake of the earthquake in Nepal, people with disabilities who were victims of the disaster cannot be forgotten. We must also remember that many people affected may now be newly disabled due to injuries. The transition and adjustment period for people with injuries is always a critical time. The international community is needed at this time to assist in the devastating aftermath of this natural disaster.
Deborah Davis is proof that a wheelchair and international home exchange are, in fact, compatible!
Deborah has successfully exchanged her handicapped accessible home near Fort Lauderdale, Florida not once, but three times. She has swapped her home for homes in Paris (France), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Vancouver (Canada.) She exchanged for about 12 days in each home.
Coincidently, when I asked Deborah what home exchange website she used to arrange her three exchanges,...
"No amount of smiling at a flight of stairs has ever made it turn into a ramp": We need programs that follow the late...
"Attitude is everything." Or so claims Attitude, a new series currently screening on the ABC. It's a nice idea. Unfortunately, it's patently false. When it comes to disability, attitude is not everything. To quote the late and great Stella Young, "No amount of smiling at...
Teal Sherer grew up in Knoxville Tennessee. When she was 14 years of age she with three of her school friends were on their way to a Labor Day fireworks show when they were involved in a car accident. Teal broke her back and became a paraplegic. Teal went to college at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta where she caught the acting bug. When she wasn't performing in plays like...
Deborah Davis is the founder of PUSHliving.com, a travel, leisure and lifestyle enterprise.
Deborah is now very excited to announce PUSHliving’s newest, and possibly her most significant, venture to date PhotoAbility.net
With the inspiration that comes from PhotoAbility, Deborah feels she has entered into a “revival” phase of her life.This period of rebirth came about after her previous life, as she had known it, drastically and suddenly changed. Her two beautiful...