Philly has the only city-funded disability recreation center in the country

When Josh Lovell started playing wheelchair basketball at the Carousel House, it was the first time he felt like people weren’t staring at his chair. Lovell, now 27, joined the team in his early 20s. Before he found the Carousel House, he played on a basketball team for children with special needs in West Chester — but... Continue Reading →

PEP Bowl wants employment equality for people with disabilities

The South Philly bowling alley looks pretty average on the outset. Lighted with neon signs and filled with beer-guzzling patrons until the wee hours of the morning, PEP Bowl is traditional in many ways. But unlike other Philadelphia bowling alleys, PEP Bowl works to employ people with disabilities. The bowling alley hires students from PEP,... Continue Reading →

Winberg takes on poor infrastructure, discrimination and town hall meetings as the new Disabilities beat writer

An estimated 15.9 percent of Philadelphia residents have a disability according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey. Michaela Winberg, the new disabilities beat reporter for Multimedia Storytelling, want to tell those Philadelphian’s stories. Winberg considers herself a news reporter. However, the junior journalism major, originally from West Field, New Jersey, believes the... Continue Reading →

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