Advocacy & Consumer Rights

Home Health Agencies to Bring the Polls to Homebound Individuals This Election Season

People unable to leave their homes will still get to the polls this year, thanks to a new initiative called Bring the Vote Home.

2012 Product Trade Show Still Open to Consumers

Medtrade, the durable medical equipment trade show for providers and clinicians, sets up shop at the Georgia World Congress Center Oct. 15-18.

VA Up for Sequestration Cuts Again

Although Veterans Affairs (VA) was spared from sequestration budget cuts in April, the department is once again under the knife for January 2013.

New Law to Provide Jobs for Veterans With Disabilities

The Veterans Skills Jobs Act, recently signed into law by President Obama, will create more opportunities for veterans with disabilities say representatives of Paralyzed Veterans of America.

N.C. Law Gives Patients Choice, Coverage of Physical Therapy

At the end of June, North Carolina passed legislation that will enable patients to choose their physical therapist and ensure physical therapy services are covered under health benefits plans.

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Scooter Supplier Simplifies Medicare With Infographic created an infographic that puts the Medicare program into simpler terms.

AAPD Honors Work on Behalf of People With Disabilities

On July 26, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) recognized four individuals and one business for their work supporting the community of people with disabilities.

Physician Explains Flaws in Medicaid’s Preauthorization Process

Physicians need clarity regarding documenting medical need for people who need power wheelchairs. To explain why, the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare)reached out to Dr. Meg Allyn Krilov who practices rehabilitation medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Premier HealthCare in New York.

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Election 2012

A Vote United

2012 Presidential Candidates Selected But Disability Platforms Still Unclear

The Mobility Project spoke to Paul Tobin, of the United Spinal Association, to get a nonpartisan perspective of where the presidential candidates stand on issues important to the community of people with disabilities.

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ADA Celebrates 22 Years

Legislation Started in 1990 Helps Create Equal Opportunities and Access for All People With Disabilities

July 26 marked the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In 1990, the act was signed into law and marked a step toward creating equal opportunities and public access for people with disabilities.

Kamilah Oni Martin-Proctor Joins National Council on Disability

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kamilah Oni Martin-Proctor to the National Council on Disability.

Reach out to Congress to Support Complex Rehab Technology Act

The National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) wants you to join the fight to support legislation for a separate benefit category for complex rehab technology.

Disability Orgs Applaud Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

The ruling means Americans of all abilities will have access to affordable healthcare coverage.

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The Swim Is Near

Justice Department Sets New Deadline for Public Pools to Comply With New ADA Guidelines

Existing public swimming pools must comply with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design by Jan. 31, 2013.

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Do You Qualify?

VMI’s Operation Independence Connects Veterans to VA Funding for Accessible Vehicles

If you’re a veteran considering purchasing a wheelchair-accessible vehicle but are fretting about the cost of the conversion, Vantage Mobility International (VMI) has a message for you: You might qualify for federal grants that would put you in a vehicle with no money out of pocket.

United Spinal Members to Roll on Capitol Hill

Next week the United Spinal Association and the National Spinal Cord Injury Association will Roll On Capitol Hill to speak up for the rights of people with disabilities

HHS Funding to Target Long-Term Services for Seniors, People With Disabilities

Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $25 million to support Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) in nearly every state over the next one to three years.