Disability and Wheelchair Blog
How to Build a Household Wheelchair Ramp

How to Build a Household Wheelchair Ramp

This video offers useful help on building a removable, inexpensive and simple wheelchair ramp for home use. The ramp depicted is for a rise of 16 inches or less.The one piece ramp was built with under $50 in materials and weighs just under 60...
So You Want to Date a Woman in a Wheelchair!?

So You Want to Date a Woman in a Wheelchair!?

These are the experiences of a woman in her thirties and dating as a paraplegic women. She discusses common myths and misconceptions about paraplegic women, dating and what to say and do and what to probably not...
Wheelchair Frontflip By Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham

Wheelchair Frontflip By Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham

Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham pushes the limits of what’s possible, never letting his wheelchair slow him down. In this episode, Wheelz proves he’s the master of the double backflip and follows that up by throwing down his first ever...
The Cheap All-Terrain Wheelchair

The Cheap All-Terrain Wheelchair

How do you build a wheelchair ready to blaze through mud and sand, all for under $200? MIT engineer Amos Winter guides us through the mechanics of an all-terrain wheelchair that’s cheap and easy to build — for true accessibility — and gives us some lessons he learned along the...
The Extreme Wheelchair That’s Built Like a Tank

The Extreme Wheelchair That’s Built Like a Tank

In 2005, Brad Soden invented a modified wheelchair for his wife Liz, who is paralyzed from the waist down, so she could actively participate in more activities with their family. These fearsome-looking machines can traverse rugged hillsides, sandy beaches and snowy...