Category: ROHO Community News

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ADA Drive-By Lawsuits — Enforcement or Extortion?

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel A handful of lawyers and people with disabilities are using well intentioned ADA (The Americans With Disabilities Act) accessibility laws in several states including California and Florida to rake in huge amounts of cash by filing hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of ADA-access lawsuits. In these states it…

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Accessible Parking Etiquette Tips

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel I manage New Mobility Magazine’s Facebook page and I’ve found that few things elicit more anger and comments than a post about accessible parking space violations — usually a photo of an expensive vehicle and/or a non-disabled celebrity illegally parked. Reading the many comments to these posts has provided…

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Adaptive Parenting Tips (Part 2)

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel I have an adaptive parenting tip to add to my previous blog, “7 Adaptive Parenting Ideas and Tips.” Get rid of the carpet and rugs in your home. As a T10 para, I had never noticed the extra effort it takes to push a wheelchair over carpet, and our…

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Upcoming FREE Webinars

United Spinal Association is hosting several FREE webinars as a part of their webinar series. You can find more information on their website at unitedspinal.org. ADA Training Webinars Puerto Rico Building Codes–March 23, 1pm-3pm EST (Click Here For Details) Virgin Islands Building Codes–March 30, 1pm-3pm EST (Click Here For Details) United Spinal Association’s Accessibility Services…

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“Paraplegic” feels trapped in a non-disabled body

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel Chloe Jennings-White, a Ph.D., chemist living in Salt Lake City, Utah, lives her life as a paraplegic — and wheelchair users, she also wears long leg braces that lock at the knee to enable her to ambulate with crutches. She is comfortable and happy as a paraplegic. However, when…

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5 lessons learned from 27 years of having an SCI

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel This Friday, March 2, marks the 27th anniversary of my SCI (spinal cord injury)—T10 complete para—the result of a crash while performing aerial acrobatics on skis at age 25. Each year when the anniversary rolls along, I honor it by taking a few moments to reflect on the amazing…

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