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    Temperature
    There’s a lot to be desired when it comes to accessible housing. According to The Atlantic, only 40% of homes are accessible, meaning it can be a tiring experience for wheelchair users to find somewhere appropriate. The good news is that this trend is set to reverse and make heating the home an easier prospect than ever before. Through the past few years, ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Dec 6, 2018 4:29 PM EST
    Rosemarie Rossetti
    We at mobileWOMEN.org, were thrilled to have the opportunity to catch up with the dynamic Rosemarie Rossetti, after delivering her powerful TEDx presentation. We learned about her journey and tips for those considering such a challenging endeavor. mW: Could you tell us a little about your background? On June 13, 1998, my husband Mark Leder and I went ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Nov 28, 2018 4:39 PM EST
    Smart Home
    It wasn’t long ago that the mere thought of a ‘smart home’ conjured up images, reminiscent of a science fiction novel. Today, smart technology has infiltrated our homes in countless ways, making them more accessible and safer, especially for approximately 20% of American women who are living with a disability. It is important for women in wheelchairs ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Nov 28, 2018 4:17 PM EST
    Janira Obregon
    Soon after I was born, my mom knew that there was something wrong because, unlike most babies, I was not moving my arms or legs. After speaking to different doctors, I was finally diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Spastic Quadriplegia , a disability that affects my four limbs, due to a brain injury at birth.  There have been times in my life where things got ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Nov 8, 2018 11:04 AM EST
    Roll Under Kitchen Sink
    There are around two million new wheelchair users every year in the United States and that means that many homes are having to be redesigned to ease access and comfort. Of the rooms that make up a home, one that is particularly important to renovate is the kitchen, because consuming a sound diet is key for improving outcomes for many conditions and home ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Oct 29, 2018 11:06 AM EDT
    Politically Correct
    Recently, my husband and I were sitting outside and having a random conversation. I don’t remember the exact context but he caught me off guard when he asked me “What is the correct term to refer to someone with a disability?”. Keep in mind that we’ve been together almost 15 years and I have been paralyzed for over 34 years. Also, his daughter has Muscular ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Oct 10, 2018 11:10 AM EDT
    Erin Thomas, Researcher
    Body image is a hot topic in the media. For example, we often hear about body image in stories about teen social media use and the “war on obesity.” What we don’t often hear about are body image concerns among people with disabilities, or their inclusion in body image movements. People with disabilities often have differences in appearance and body ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 25, 2018 3:39 PM EDT
    Travel for All Logo
    As mentioned in a previous article, mobileWOMEN.org is thrilled about an exciting new partnership with Travel for All , a travel agency specializing in accessible travel. These mobileWOMEN understand firsthand, the challenges of traveling with a disability and have the knowledge, experience and passion to create a memorable vacation, custom ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 25, 2018 3:07 PM EDT
    Types of Protein
    Please note: This article was written for those with spinal cord injuries but applies to all those in need of protein for muscle growth and wound healing .  Let’s face it…. a discussion on protein is not on everyone’s top of their list but it’s a subject which should be at the forefront of our food choices. PROTEIN is a topic for us with spinal cord injury. ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 4, 2018 4:23 PM EDT
    mobileWOMEN's Cheryl Price using the Vitaglide
    Everyone needs exercise, but it's especially important that wheelchair-mobile women get a regular workout because it helps maintain good spinal posture and muscle tone. New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that only 57% of American adults with limited mobility exercise regularly, while those who do ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 15, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

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