The Disability Union


Is Universal Design Possible?

One would think that, in this day and age, a public place being accessible would be a given.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Even newer builds, who often boast about how accessible they are, often have things that are inaccessible to certain people.  They follow the laws of the ADA (or equivalent), but that doesn’t […]

Pimp My Wheelchair: Simple and Inexpensive DIY Modifications

Wheelchairs come with the bare essentials.  We don’t get choices of seat-warmers, back-up cams, or a lot of things cars do.  But that doesn’t mean our wheelchairs can’t be made functional. Out of necessity, people add modifications to their wheelchair, scooter, and other mobility devices to give them more features.  Some are expensive and unnecessary, […]

Winter Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities

We’ve talked a couple of times about accommodations in the workplace.  Accommodations allow your employees with disabilities to do their job and are often easy to fulfill.  With winter at our doorstep, or here already in some places, it’s time to talk about seasonal accommodations.  The colder weather brings with it a lot of factors […]

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