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‘Confined to a wheelchair’
is the commonly-used term.

But for many men and women, wounded by accident, illness, or birth defect, 
the wheelchair is not a prison
.  Quite the contrary:
They are confined
without a wheelchair.  
With one, they are
enabled to experience life more fully.

Click here to enter A Celebration of Wheels . . .







Welcome to
. . . a salute to the contemporary wheelchair
and some active wheelchair users who lead full and fulfilling lives.

Follow the index below to explore a fresh, positive spin
on the wheelchair life

Celebrities Riding successfully through the limelight: Hawking, Cleland, Kovic, Hockenberry and company. Updated December 1, 2000.

Choosing equipment to match the game, then plunging ahead with energy and passion. Updated November 13, 2000.
Roll Models
Doing life well, without reference to means of mobility. Updated October 15, 2000.
Researching a cure and building a ramp aren't the only actions required. Updated October 15, 2000.
Community Linking mutual needs with peer advice and friendship, on the web, in print, on the radio. Updated
November 13, 2000.
Innovation Building the dream machine: damping road shocks, climbing steps, standing tall. Updated June 1, 2000.