Jim Tuscher

Second Wave of the Disability Rights Movement


May 1 is an international celebration of victories in worker rights, called International Workers’ Day or May Day. However, for people with disabilities, it is hard to recognize this day as a positive because they continue to lag behind in employment opportunities and equality. Read more

Universal Design

Baby Boomers Demand More Liveable Spaces


I’m a baby boomer. Last year, I decided I’d better start thinking about how I was going to continuing living in my home with the garage and the washer and dryer in the basement. A family history of arthritis isn’t in my favor. This is when I began to look at condos. Read more


Questions, Questions and More Questions


Want to know how to find a contractor who can build a ramp? Need to find out where to get adaptive driving equipment such as hand controls? The Information and Referral Department at your local Center for Independent Living (CIL) is a great place to get answers. Read more

Matching Clothing

The Lens of Ability: Matching Clothing


At Paraquad, we are often asked how people with disabilities adapt and do things differently to accomplish everyday tasks independently or with assistance. The Lens of Ability hopes to answer those questions through firsthand accounts of people living with a disability. Read more