Accessibility/Mobility

Beach Access at Wilderness State Park – Fundraising Continues

BY MATTHEW MIKUS, featured in The Petoskey News on July 8, 2016. A fundraising effort will try to raise $13,250 to provide beach access to Wilderness State Park for those with mobility barriers. Disability Network of Northern Michigan, a nonprofit based in Traverse City, has worked to provide both mobi-mats and deck walking access. The […]

6 Awesome Assistive Devices for Those with Motor Control Issues

BY LUCINDA WATROUS posted on Huffpost Healthy Living Blog on May 13, 2016. In the United States, 18.7 percent of the civilian population between the ages of 18-64 lives with some kind of disability. Of that group, 1.9 percent of them live with a self-care disability, whether physical, mental, or emotional, that affects their ability […]

Irish start-up wants to be Google Maps for people with disabilities

BY JONATHAN KEANE March 06, 2016 – posted on Mashable In 2012, Matt McCann visited London thinking he had booked the perfect hotel room. Beyond searching for a good price and decent location, he needed a hotel designed with accessibility in mind. McCann has cerebral palsy and uses a rolling walker to get around, and found a […]

Boardman Lake Trail – Public Open House – March 9

The design process for completion of the Boardman Lake Trail is underway and TART Trails wants the community’s input.  Attendees to this special public open house on Wednesday, March 9, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the University Center at NMC (2200 Dendrinos Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684) will get an update on the project and get […]

Adapted in TC: The Special Challenges of the Sight-Impaired

BY SUSAN ODGERS Local columnist Melinda Hollands is a wife, mother, social worker at Munson Medical Center, cross-country skier and person who is legally blind and is helping me learn what it’s like to navigate northern Michigan. I am extremely respectful of what Melinda knows experientially. As my friend, she is one of the most […]

Survey Results Show Support for Emmet Transit Program

Matt Mikus (231) 439-9394 – mmikus@petoskeynews.com Results from a recent survey of Emmet County voters show that they would like a chance to vote on a public transportation system. The survey, conducted by CS Research & Consulting on behalf of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and Emmet County, received a 71 percent […]

“Mouth Operated Mouse” wins Thingiverse Assistive Tech Challenge

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MakerBot Thingiverse, the world’s largest 3D design community, is pleased to announce the winning designs from the Assistive Technology Challenge. The challenge asked the Thingiverse community to create 3D printed devices for people with disabilities and make them available for others. There are more than 200 million people with disabilities around the world […]