Being a wheelchair user can be frustrating. People with disabilities continue to face challenges in housing and employment, and many museums, restaurants and travel destinations still aren’t fully wheelchair accessible. However, every day there is more information online to help people who use wheelchairs find new opportunities.
So, if you’re a wheelchair user or a caregiver for someone that uses a wheelchair, we did some research to discover resources to explore events, support programs, jobs and so much more. We hope you’ll enjoy these blogs and find them useful:
CURB FREE WITH CORY LEE
At the age of two, Cory Lee was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (type 2). But that never diminished his deep desire to explore the world. On his travel blog, he shares his experiences as a disabled traveler and gives great tips to wheelchair users who travel. Get the answers to questions such as how to charge your wheelchair in a foreign country or what cities are the most wheelchair friendly around the world. It also has great “wheelie inspiring interviews.” Cory’s blog has been featured on CBS News, the travel channel, the Huffington Post, and other popular media platforms. It was also awarded the best travel blog in 2017 by the Lowell Thomas Awards.
DISABILITY–THE NEW YORK TIMES
The New York Times needs no introduction. Their disability column is updated often and is filled with news, inspirational stories, art and opinion exploring the lives of people living with disabilities.
Get all the news, resources and perspectives pertaining to individuals with disabilities. With an average of 34 posts per week, Reddit is a great hub to engage with the disabled community and research answers to any questions you may have based on real experiences. You can get advice or tips on job possibilities for people with mental and physical disabilities, find caregivers in your area, research disability benefits and more.
THE MOBILITY WORKS BLOG
MobilityWorks is a dealer of wheelchair vans. You will always find the newest innovations in adaptive equipment on their website. Plus they have a great blog devoted to current topics, educational programs, news and updates for everything related to mobility assistance for people with physical disabilities.