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5 Examples of Universal Design for Wheelchair Users From Around the World

[fa icon="calendar'] January 04, 2018 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Accessibility

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An evolution toward universal design, also known as barrier-free design, has been changing the lives of spinal cord injury (SCI) survivors and other wheelchair users for the better since the 1950s. This style of architecture incorporates universal design principles that blend wheelchair accessibility with simple clean lines, resulting in an end product that appears like it was naturally accessible, no fuss needed.

5 Amazing Wheelchair Accessible Tiny Homes

[fa icon="calendar'] December 15, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Accessibility

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Tiny and accessible may not necessarily go hand-in-hand, but the tiny home trend is finally crossing over into #wheelchairlife, and it’s a much-needed thing. Too often, people with new and old spinal cord injuries (SCIs) find themselves without an accessible home. Depending on which state you reside, accessible housing either exists but is in short supply, or there is simply none available or that is affordable.

Wheelchairs and Winter: How to Stay Safe When the Temperature Drops

[fa icon="calendar'] December 13, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Recovery and Care, Accessibility

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Winter and wheelchairs aren't the best of friends. While this season can be exhilarating and stunningly beautiful, it can also be deadly for someone with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Simply put - wheelchair users need to be extra vigilant when the weather turns to snow and cold.

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