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October 18, 2021
ACT Rider Faith Capone

Faith Capone has always been a competitor, having raced and won many cycling competitions in her life. After discovering adaptive cycling, she knew she found a new avenue for competition! Currently, Faith is training to compete in the upcoming 2021 Tucson El Tour de Tucson. She will ride as a member of the Ascension Cycling […]

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July 23, 2021
Celebrating 31 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act Through Adaptive Sports

On July 26th, 2021, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is celebrating its 31st anniversary. To help celebrate, we’re looking back at the history of adaptive athletics and how our Tucson community keeps rolling forward. A Brief History of Adaptive Sports Adaptive sports have been around since the nineteenth century. A deaf soccer club, or […]

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July 5, 2021
Eduardo Aguirre: World Class Athlete and Handcycling Champion

Eduardo Aguirre has talent and determination. He is the 2019 El Tour de Tucson Handcycler of the Year and a recent recipient of a Kelly Brush Foundation Grant. An avid sports enthusiast, Aguirre was part of the Mexican National Team that competed in the World Cup in Poland. He has participated in numerous races, winning […]

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June 1, 2021
Press Release: Tucson Private Industry and Nonprofit Partner to Improve Community for People with Disabilities

The partnership between Ascension Wheelchair Lifts and Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports represents growing community support for improved physical accessibility around Tucson Tucson, Ariz., May 25, 2021 -- Tucson, Arizona, based Ascension Wheelchair Lifts, a division of AGM Container Controls Inc., has partnered with Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports (SAAS) in an effort to support SAAS’s outreach […]

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March 8, 2021
Introducing the CAPLA Student Winners of the Inaugural Ascension Sponsored Universal Design Competition

A third-year class at the University of Arizona's College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA), ARC 301 Design Studio III: Integrations of Place, concluded its fall 2020 semester in a student project and universal design showcase, sponsored by Ascension Wheelchair Lifts. Each student briefly presented an architectural design project of their own creation, and […]

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January 13, 2021
Teresa Rosano, Teaching Universal Design

The University of Arizona's College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) recently concluded its fall 2020 semester in a student project showcase and universal design competition. Ascension reached out to CAPLA instructor and Tucson architect Teresa Rosano to ask about the semester and the student design competition. We spoke with Rosano previously in October […]

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October 28, 2020
Teresa Rosano, Architect and Teacher at the University of Arizona, Talks Building Accessibility

At Ascension, our mission is to foster inclusivity through accessibility in the built environment. To further our goal, we recently partnered with the University of Arizona's College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) to help support the next generation of architects build more accessible structures. We spoke with Teresa Rosano, assistant professor at CAPLA […]

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September 21, 2020
Architecture for the Deaf: Spaces for those with Hearing Disabilities

What about architecture for the hearing impaired? Gallaudet University began the DeafSpace Institute to promote architecture for the deaf.

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August 14, 2020
A New Look: Adaptive Fashion in 2020

Over the past few years, several large companies have invested in developing adaptive fashion lines for people living with disabilities. However, fashion designed for people living with designed for people living with disabilities is not a new concept.

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July 1, 2019
How to Increase Home Resale Value with Accessibility Renovations

Regardless of their situation, it’s common for home owners to worry about damaging their home’s resale value when making accessible renovations. However, making informed, practical, and architecturally sound home accessibility modifications can actually increase a home’s value, in addition to its comfort and usability. The Trick to Increasing Home Value through Accessibility Renovation (Hint: Universal-Design) […]

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