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Life on Wheels: Going back to work.

Today, the wheelchair has become an extension of myself. After 11 years, I continue to face discrimination. At times it’s hard to “let it roll off my back.” For me, everyday tasks you may take for granted, like going into a grocery store or gas station is extremely difficult. The… Life on Wheels: Going back to work. – Read More

gigi and her husband on a bench

Life on Wheels: Services to Help Get Your Back On Track

As a child, we all imagine what life could bring. For me, there was never a wheelchair involved until reality kicked in. Before the accident, everything was on track. I was a preschool teacher, took classes to become a Special Education Teacher, and owned my own home. On December 1,… Life on Wheels: Services to Help Get Your Back On Track – Read More

Independent Research Study Worth $50

If you have a physical disability and currently reside or occupy an apartment (defined as more than four individual housing units) you could earn a check for $50! AccessAmerica invites members of the disability community to participate in an independent Fair Housing and Accessibility Research Study. Interested candidates must complete… Independent Research Study Worth $50Read More

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The 6 Most Common Questions About Able Accounts

Since federal passage of the ABLE Act in 2014, our in-boxes have been full of questions and our newsfeeds overrun with information. From question like… “Who is eligible” to… “How do I participate” to… “Will I lose my disability benefits”… we’re here to answer your most frequently asked questions and… The 6 Most Common Questions About Able Accounts – Read More

Fair and Accessible Housing

The situation: The Fair Housing Act (FHA) has required that that all new apartments be constructed with minimum accessibility standards. The FHA also requires reasonable accommodations be made to persons with disabilities upon request. This includes physical modifications to a unit, as well as making exceptions for guide dogs or… Fair and Accessible Housing – Read More

Encouraging Change For Good

If you are blind or have low vision and tried using an ATM just a few short years ago, there’s a good chance it was much more difficult than today. Although the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, many bank ATMs remained non-compliant until recently. Prior to… Encouraging Change For GoodRead More