Effective March 15, 2012, any gas pump with reach heights of operable parts over 54 inches above the driving surface will be in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), putting the station owner at risk of fines or lawsuits. On newly constructed pumps or alterations to existing...

You might want to drive your accessible vehicle rather than fly. After recent news, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued more intensive search procedures—like pat-downs. Some of the more likely people to get pat-downs are people with disabilities. TSA rules state that anyone unable to be properly screened via...

  Adaptive skiing has become a popular sport for people with disabilities. Using adaptive equipment, adults, children and veterans with disabilities shush through the snow alongside family and friends. You can rent the special equipment at skiing facilities that are open to those with disabilities. A good instructor will fit...

HireDS, LLC, a certified disabled owned company promoting the inclusion of our Wounded Warriors, veterans and people with disabilities into mainstream employment, will hold a virtual job fair starting Nov. 7, 2011 and running for 30 days. The Virtual Job Fair is part of the company’s "Be A Hero, Hire...

If you missed the other Abilities Expos this year, there’s still one more in 2011. It’s in San Jose, Calif. Nov. 18-20. This unique forum is devoted to wounded veterans, persons recovering from immobilizing accidents, seniors with age-related health concerns, children with disabilities, individuals with mobility and spinal issues,...

For those with disabilities, picture a vacation that is scenic, leisurely, affordable and comfortable, where there’s no waiting in long lines or delays. If you want a vacation that is all of those things, consider taking the train. Prices are competitive with air, bus, or car travel, and Amtrak...

Sports for people with disabilities like basketball, rugby and soccer may seem a little tame for those of us with more of a need for speed and heart-pounding exhilaration. Check out these extreme sports. Some require custom wheelchairs (some can be rented) and are not for the faint of heart,...