Disability Support & Advice from Peer Experts

Check out our latest articles with disability coping tips, support, and life hacks from peer experts. Here at The Ability Toolbox, you can learn from disabled people like you who understand what you’re going through.


Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness in Literature

Mental illness is a common yet often misunderstood condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, there is still a significant stigma ...

Mark Rober’s Stair Climbing Wheelchair Is Only for Those Who Have the Cash

You may know NASA engineer turned STEM educator Mark Rober from his popular video series in which he exacts hilarious revenge on porch pirates with high-tech ...

How to Buy a Cheap Used Wheelchair (or Even Get One for Free!)

If you need help getting around, this guide can help you buy a used wheelchair, or even find a free one, so you can enjoy greater mobility and independence. ...

The Lightest Folding Electric Wheelchair for Travel

If you have limited mobility, a folding electric wheelchair can empower you to be active in your community, go on cruises, and even travel by air wherever you ...

How to Repair a Broken Power Wheelchair at Home

If you or a loved one uses a power wheelchair, you probably worry about it breaking down and leaving you stranded while waiting for your durable medical ...

How to Find a Good Durable Medical Equipment Provider

If you have a disability and need a wheelchair or other mobility device, finding the right durable medical equipment provider is critical to ensuring your ...

Should I Buy a Wheelchair Out-of-Pocket or Use Insurance?

If you have a disability or you're aging and need help getting around, you may be considering using a wheelchair. Many people immediately assume their health ...

How to Get Your Health Insurance to Pay for a Power Wheelchair

These tips can help you get your health insurance to pay for a power wheelchair so you can enjoy greater mobility and independence. In this guide, written by a ...

Making Sense of Power Wheelchair Groups and Insurance Classifications

If you're a power wheelchair user, or you're considering getting an electric wheelchair for yourself or someone you love, chances are you'll have to interact ...

Types of Electric Wheelchairs: Which One Is Right for You?

If you’re trying to decide which kind of power wheelchair is right for your needs, you're in the right place! So many people just accept whatever the medical ...

7 Signs You May Need a Power Wheelchair

Power wheelchairs are an essential mobility aid for millions of people with disabilities worldwide. Whether you're going grocery shopping, spending time with ...

Guitar Student with Disabilities and His Teacher Learn From Each Other

When musician E.J. Simpson learned that he would be giving Duncan Haines, a student with disabilities, guitar lessons six years ago at Danny’s Guitar Shop in ...

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