Posts Tagged "Disability"

ADA-Exempt Areas for Service Animals

ADA-Exempt Areas for Service Animals

We often hear stories on the news about a restaurant owner or a business owner that denies access or entry to a person with a service animal. We hear about these heartbreaking stories, and whether we choose to agree or disagree, the law prohibits any form of discrimination against people with service animals in public areas. According to servicedogcentral.org and the ADA, hearing and service dogs...

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Vacationing with Disabilities

Vacationing with Disabilities

Traveling with disabilities can be challenging, especially when you want to incorporate sightseeing and exploration into your trip. Instead of simplifying your vacation, try looking into a completely different approach. Train tours and vacations are increasingly popular for individuals with disabilities. A train vacation can take you across the country or even around different parts of the world...

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Pennsylvania Girl Requests Inclusive American Girl Doll

Pennsylvania Girl Requests Inclusive American Girl Doll

Melissa Shang, 10, of Paoli, Pennsylvania, has petitioned American Girl to create a doll with physical disabilities. Shang has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a form of muscular dystrophy, and uses a wheelchair. She says, “Disabled girls are American girls too,” and that “American Girls are supposed to represent all the girls that make up American history… that includes disabled girls.”...

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Wheelchair Workouts

Wheelchair Workouts

Whether your wheelchair use is temporary or full-time, exercise should be an important part of your routine. Exercise will improve your mood, maintain muscle tone, and improve health in general. Mood-boosting endorphins can relieve anxiety and stress, help you sleep better, and improve your self-image. Make sure you check with your doctor before beginning any exercise routine. Here are a few...

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Visiting Charleston, SC in a Wheelchair

Visiting Charleston, SC in a Wheelchair

Charleston is one of the American South’s most beautiful and popular destinations. Traveling to Charleston with disabilities can sometimes make your vacation more complicated, but it’s no reason to miss out on all that the city has to offer. Like many cities, Charleston is very handicapped-accessible, with major sights and attractions easy to enjoy even in a wheelchair. Historic...

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