Stacy Zoern liked the wheelchair-accessible Kenguru electric car from Hungary, so she started a Texas company to produce them
Stacy Zoern has entered yet a new phase in her already eventful life — this time at 25 miles per hour.
Officials learn from MDA panel about improving access to higher education, employment and independent living for people with disabilities
When Angela Wrigglesworth, who has spinal muscular atrophy and uses a power chair, first started college at Texas A&M, she planned to be a business major.
Getting to the business school, however, involved crossing a set of train tracks, and one day, Wrigglesworth’s chair got struck on the tracks.
Wrigglesworth received help from bystanders to free her 300-pound chair before a train came...
MDA's Personal Achievement Award recipient for New York City is thriving in the Big Apple
Tabitha Estrellado is living her dream. She’s a 27-year-old career woman with a nice apartment in Manhattan. She loves her job, has a sweet commute, and writes music and performs locally in her spare time.
Researchers hope to learn how people with impaired mobility manage to do their jobs
If you’re a person with a disability who also manages to hold down a job, researchers are interested in finding out how you do it.
A new study is looking for people who work outside the home at least 20 hours a week and who also have significant mobility impairments, such as difficulty moving their legs and/or arms.
In recognition of this landmark legislation, MDA has pulled together a variety of articles by and for people with neuromuscular diseases
Two decades ago, on July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the landmark civil rights legislation called the Americans with Disabilities Act, intended to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities.
Two decades later, daily life has become much more accessible and fairer in many ways, not only for people with disabilities but for everybody. And yet — in physical...
Three up-and-coming clothing companies — created by four young men with neuromuscular diseases — are offering unique designs
Four young men with powerful entrepreneurial spirits and a flair for design are making inroads in the country’s custom clothing industry. Although each of the three companies offers its own distinctive designs, the owner/operators have a lot in common.
New Web sites help people with disabilities find jobs
The Social Security Administration (SSA) and other service providers have launched several new Web sites for people with disabilities who want to work.
The Choose Work site contains first-person accounts by people who have used the SSA's work incentives; videos, including a seminar on work incentives; help finding local resources; and more. The site can be found at http://www.choosework.net/.