Wheelchair

This undated handout photo provided by the Shepherd Center shows Jason DiSanto, left, receiving a tongue piercing at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. The Tongue Drive System was developed at Georgia Tech and tested at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Georgia Tech, Gary Meek)

Tongue pierce lets the paralyzed drive wheelchairs

WASHINGTON (AP) – An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud […]

11/27/2013

Gov’t easing the way for disabled air passengers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disabled travelers should find it easier to access airline websites under a new set of rules the government issued on Monday. Airline website pages which have core travel information and services must […]

11/04/2013

Chris P. Bacon, the potbellied pig with it's wheelchair. (Chris P. Bacon photo via Facebook)

Pig using wheelchair becomes an inspiration

SUMTERVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In many circumstances, a piglet without the use of its hind legs would be put down. But Chris P. Bacon’s unusual condition has made him an international star and an inspiration […]

05/31/2013

Bret Lewis

It’s come to this

A bunch of hooligans ruined a sporting event in Istanbul. Yep. Fans rioted at a wheelchair basketball game.

12/12/2012

Statue of Liberty reopens on 126th birthday Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) – The Statue of Liberty is set to reopen to the public on Sunday, the U.S. landmark’s 126th anniversary. The statue has been closed for renovation to its interior, although the public […]

10/25/2012