Helping People With Disabilities

Living In the State of Stuck

Dr. Marcia Scherer and Ms. Shelley Ducatt discuss how to interact with people who have a disability. Dr. Scherer is author of the book Living in the State of Stuck: How Assistive Technology Impacts the Lives of People with Disabilities. She is the director of the Institute for Matching Person and Technology and Associate Professor […]

Help For Long Term Care?


Saving for care in our old age usually falls by the wayside in favor of the things we want to pay for now. A relatively little known provision in some health care bills allows people to voluntary contribute to a national fund that would pay at least $50 a day for at home nursing care […]

Having the Final Say


Powers of attorney for healthcare decision making are a valuable tool to ensure that your medical wishes are carried out if you become incapacitated and unable to express your desires. Unpleasant decisions, but this document relieves your loved ones from the emotional burden of having to make those decisions by themselves.

Living (And Thriving) With A Physical Disability


I am a lot of things to many people. Daughter. Sister. Best friend. Writer. Columnist. Blogger. Oh, yeah, and I have a physical disability, too. Yes, I know that might sound a bit strange. To list one’s disability as a footnote of sorts, but that’s how I’ve come to view my disability. I was born […]

Traveling With One Arm Tied Behind Your Back


If you travel with a disability, handicap, physical limitation, mobility limitation, or developmental disability, have special needs, or use an electric wheelchair or handicap scooter, it’s a good idea to learn as much as you can to make disabled travel easier. Or if you’re a mature traveler or senior who is a slow walker or […]