The Sacramento Royals Wheelchair Basketball team posing for a group photo in their white uniforms.

CONFIDENCE, COMPETITION, AND FRIENDSHIP

Wheelchair Basketball Through Alicia’s Point Of View Written By: Kyla Aquino Irving, CFILC Communications & Marketing Manager   Wheelchair basketball isn’t just about the sport for Alicia Szutowicz, Co-Founder and VP of Operations for the Sacramento Royals. Playing wheelchair basketball is definitely great exercise and lots of fun, and for Alicia, it’s truly about uplifting…

A team of wheelchair rugby players wearing blue are huddled together.

Wheelchair Rugby Is A Fast-Paced Full Contact Sport… Probably the Most Fun You Can Have In A Wheelchair!

Written By: Greg Trickett, Owner of GT Mobility Wheelchair or Quad Rugby, formerly known as “Murderball”, is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, and very addictive game. In order to participate, players are required to have some impairment in all four of their limbs. In the past only quadriplegics played this game, but recently faster and more agile…

Women in wheelchair with firefly attached to the front zooming past a store front

Buzzing Around Town

Written by: Christina Mills, Deputy Director, California Foundation of Independent Living Centers The chances that most manual wheelchair users will eventually graduate to a power wheelchair are high. As much as I’d like to believe that my body, and specifically my shoulders, should work like they have forever (in a seated position, moving back and…

Taiwanese ADA sign

AT (or AD in Taiwan): A systematic comparison

Written by Luke Hsieh, Assistive Technology Advocate; Community Access Center I have just returned from a two week vacation in Taiwan (my place of birth); during which I visited three very different disability service institutions. I also had the pleasure of being briefed on about the state of Taiwanese disability services, and how much it…

The Telescoping Garden Hand Tools – Set of 4 allows people to extend their reach to the ground from a sitting position. Set includes: Mini ‘D’ handle shovel, telescoping fan rake, telescoping trowel, and telescoping culti-hoe.

Try Out Assistive Equipment for Farming and Gardening

    By: Rosemarie Punzalan; CFILC Technology Coordinator BORROW EQUIPMENT FROM A DEVICE LENDING LIBRARY How can I borrow ergonomic tools? In collaboration with CalAgrAbility, Ability Tools provides services to gardeners, farmers, farm workers and farm families. Borrow a device from one of our Device Lending Libraries (DLLs) throughout California and try before you buy, compare…

Accessing Our Country’s National Park Sites and Sights

Summer is almost over, but there is still time to enjoy our beautiful National Parks!  Here is a featured blog from Disability Blog about how the parks are improving their services to allow all individuals to enjoy the wonderful outdoor experiences that our country has to offer.  Enjoy it and get out there while you…

kim on the paddleboard in the ocean with ron and her friend next to her

Bringing out my Inner Paddle Boarder

By Kim Lathrop, Administrative Assistant, CFILC Those who know me know I am not too adventurous when it comes to the great outdoors. Of course, being born without any arms or legs, it goes without saying that being “adventurous” comes with some extra challenges. Now, don’t get me wrong.  I enjoy swimming in our local…