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Welcome to the Access Travel Center's Making a Difference page.  Here we link you to stories about people who are making a difference plus news articles on accessibility.  If you know someone who performs outstanding work in the service of others or you have something newsworthy on accessibility, let us know and we will consider including the story. E-mail us at access71@cox.net.

   
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Dana Bowman's Story, by Tricia Bowersox.  He's a skydiver and a retired member of the U.S. Army's Special Forces. Dana Bowman is also the first double amputee to re-qualify for active duty.  For the full story, click here.

My Story, by Gina Starks.  Mrs. New England American Dream 2007 tells the story about her life-threatening lung disease. For her full story about Fibrosing Mediastinitis, click here

The Super Quad, by Clive Soden.  Because Brian Watwood knows what it's like to be a quadriplegic, he was able to invent a device to help other quads become more independently mobile.  For the full story, click here.

More Accessible Transportation is Just Down the Road, By Terry Moakley. Terry Moakley was a major force in making New York city’s subway and bus systems accessible to people with disabilities. For the full story, click here.

The Great Geffen, by Tim Gilmer.  David Geffen always led a full life and he didn't slow down when he started using a wheelchair.  Drawn to social justice and making an impact, David started his own law firm.  For the full story, click here.

The Caregivers, by Clive Soden.  A story about the founders of Care Giver Support Products, Inc. and how they provide the comfort of a warm shower to people with disabilities.  For the full story, click here.

Wake Up America, by Karina Levinson.  John Williams, who coined the phrase "Assistive Technology," has reached hundreds of thousands of people with his Assistive Technology columns and his book Assistive Technologies.  For the full story, click here.

 

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Mobility Company Expands and Receives Award, by Claudia Obertreis. Ability Center is the largest mobility dealer in the Southwest and is now expanding into Sacramento. The company also provides quality service and has earned a prestigious award. For the details, click here.  

Direct Response Industry Answers an Important Call, by Christopher J. Lewis. The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to deliver a wheelchair to anybody that needs one, but cannot afford one. For the full story, click here.

An Online Community, by Erin Shamberg.  Dating4Disabled.com is a growing community that has become a gathering place for the special needs population. For the full report, click here.

Experience Counts, by Clive Soden.  Darrell Heath knows his business from the ground up.  He also knows his customers.  That's why Ability Center is so successful in helping clients regain their independence.  For the full story, click here.

A Good Idea, by Clive Soden.  He was surprised no one else had done it.  That's why Bob Lundin started MobilityFunding.com to help people with disabilities finance their accessible vehicles and equipment.  For the full story, click here

A Very Good Year, by Clive Soden.  It's been a successful first year for the FAWSsit™ Fold-Away Wheelchair Shower.  Here's a look at the company that makes the portable shower and what the product has done for people.  For the full story, click here.

Quovis... More than Just a Dream,  by Clive Soden.  This is the story about two people who produced a special little car you can drive while still in your wheelchair.  For the full story, click here.

A Magazine for Special Living, by Clive Soden.  Here's a story about SpeciaLiving Magazine and the woman who created it - Betty Garee.  For the full story, click here.

 

   

   
   

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