Abilities Virtual Experience

June 19-21, 2020


The Virtual Experience will be Available 24 Hours Each Day
Starting June 19 at 8 am Eastern time

We're Going Virtual...Globally!

No need for masks or gloves, and you can connect with the disability-focused resources you need day or night in your pajamas. Take that, COVID-19! Until it's safe to meet in person again, we look forward to seeing the digital you at the Abilities Virtual Experience. Register for free today!

Latest Tech & Disability Products

Discover game-changing products, services and tech from the comfort of your couch. There will be product images, videos and special sponsor events to engage you. Have a question? Your click is their command!

Informative Virtual Workshops

Attend free, info-packed, on-demand workshops on issues that matter to you. Get tips on affording medical equipment, therapeutic cannabis and find out if a service dog is right for you. There's more, check it out!

Adaptive Online Activities

Just because we're not there in person doesn't mean you would find your new favorite pastime! Watch adaptive yoga demos, learn how to tune-up your own wheelchair, watch dance performance from the men of ILL-ABILITIES and more.

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Must-See and Can't-Miss Virtual Experiences

There is just so much to see at the Virtual Experience. Here are a few opportunities you don't want to let pass you by.

Cool Show Features


We Love How They Roll

Watch the world-famous Rollettes for some hip-hoppin' dance fun! Get a front row seat for their dynamic performances! You'll also learn some new moves from leading integrated dance company Dancing Wheels.

Finance the Devices You Need

The tech out there is mind-blowing and can significantly improve your independence. But we know that price tag can be overwhelming. Attend the Help Hope Live workshop to unlock your fundraising potential.

Connecting Mind, Body & Spirit

Adaptive yoga is not just popular, it's immensely valuable to the disability community. Expert yogis will help you tailor traditional poses to your physical reality, while you reap the benefits of this timeless art.

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Connect with the Sponsors

The Abilities Virtual Experience Sponsors are offering different ways to interact with you—from webinars to summits to Zoom meetings—that are taking place both during and after our online event.

Sponsor Special Events


Omeo Live Zoom Event

Presented by Omeo Technology

Friday, June 19: 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm Eastern time
Saturday, June 20: 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm Eastern time
Sunday, June 21: 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm Eastern time

We will be holding live Zoom Rooms events. The schedule will be the same each day. Please sign up for one of the following sessions by email. (Details to follow.)

9:00 am: Rolling with Gretchen
11:00 am: Rolling with Mike
1:00 pm: Team Event
3:00 pm: Questions for Kevin and Marcus
5:00 pm: Grab life by the Wheels

VaPro Video

VaPro Video

Presented by Hollister Incorporated
Friday, June 19: 1 pm Eastern time

Details to follow.

Wheelchair Escapes Q&A

Presented by Wheelchair Escapes
Friday, June 19: 12 pm & 5 pm Eastern time
Saturday, June 20: 12 pm & 5 pm Eastern time
Sunday, June 21: 12 pm & 5 pm Eastern time

Join accessible travel gurus Wheelchair Escapes for a live Q&A on Zoom. When do you want to travel? Location: Where do you want to go? I will listen to your request. I will evaluate your information and make the best recommendation for your special event. I will try my best to make your travel dream a reality. You will not know until we talk.  My motto is You can do it!  Let me help. Click on this Zoom link to join

Ultimate Workout And Recovery Home Gym Demonstration Q & A

Ultimate Workout And Recovery Home Gym Demonstration Q & A

Presented by Ultimate Workout And Recovery Home Gym
Friday, June 19: 2 pm Eastern time

Questions? Ultimate Workout And Recovery looks forward to demonstrating our amazing product LIVE for one hour on Friday June 19th at 2pm and we look forward to answering any and all your questions. Details to follow.

Onli Video

Onli Video

Presented by Hollister Incorporated
Friday, June 19: 4 pm Eastern time

Details to follow.

Jennifer's Reading of the Book "All the Way to the Top"

All the Way to the Top Book

Presented by VMI
On Demand Video

Meet Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins she joined the disability rights movement at age six and has been a passionate advocate ever since. 

She reads her biography "All the Way to the Top"
Add VMI Vans to MyExperience to win one of ten signed copies of the book. 

Follow Jennifer: https://jkclegacy.com

Buy A Copy

A Circle of Men

A Circle of Men

Presented by The ManKind Project
Zoom meeting TBD

Imagine a circle of men where everyone listens not only to what you say, but also to the truth beneath your words. A circle where you can experience and develop a new leader within you, a new warrior. A place that is safe to be who you really want to be.

The Gamut Network Episode Drops

The Gamut Network Episode Drops

Presented by: Gamut Management
Monday through Friday

The Gamut Network drops daily episodes M-F featuring people with disabilities, people who represent the community, and advocates. Join us in rebranding the way People with Disabilities are viewed in the public eye.

Access this engaging online talk show on The Gamut Network's YouTube Channel.

Omeo Live Chat Event

Omeo Live Chat Event

Presented by Omeo Technology
Friday, June 19: Anytime
Saturday, June 20: Anytime
Sunday, June 21: Anytime

Have a burning question or want to know if the Omeo is right for you? Click the link below to live chat with one of the Omeo team members. (Details to follow.)

Installation on Action Trackchairs

Installation on Action Trackchairs

Presented by Motion Warriors
On Demand

See how quick and easy it is to install the On-the-Fly AutoLeveler on an Action Trackchair. The On-the-Fly AutoLeveler is a plug-and-play device that automatically self-levels the seat on power wheelchairs  such as Action Trackchairs. See it in action on YouTube.

Union County New Jersey Active Shooter Video

Union County New Jersey Active Shooter Video

Presented by Emergency Preparedness of NY and NJ
Streaming Now!

Watch this video on the Union County Active Shooter Awareness Training for Citizens with Access & Functional Needs. This step-by-step instruction is designed to elevate awareness related to active shooter response, reaction and guidance.

Ask Nurse Linda

Ask Nurse Linda

Presented by Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation
Wednesday, June 24: 3 pm Eastern time

Continuing the discussion with free monthly webcasts, call in and chat live with Linda Schultz, Ph.D., CRRN, a leader and provider of rehabilitation nursing for over 30 years, and a friend of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for almost two decades.

This event is FREE for everyone to attend. Access it online here.

CRT Awareness Week

NCART Logo: CRT Awareness Week

Presented by NCART
August 10-14, 2020

Spend a week highlighting and celebrating Complex Rehab Technology with us at www.ncart.us. This week is meant to increase awareness about complex rehab technology and the major role it plays in many people's lives. Specifically, the goal is to get increased engagement within the industry and continue gaining support for legislation that protects access to CRT.

Reeve Summit 2021

Reeve Summit 2021

Presented by Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation
Spring 2021

Reeve Summit 2021 will bring together community members, caregivers, health professionals, key thought leaders and individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on the lives of people with paralysis and related disabilities to foster collaboration, independence, health promotion and innovation. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know!

View highlights of the Reeve Summit 2020.

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Assistance Animals Play Critical Role

Animals have become an intrinsic part of the disability community. Some are essential to the healing process, while others help their human partners become more independent.

Service Animals


Service Dogs 101

All About Service Dogs

Presented by Kristin Hartness, Canines for Disabled Kids

An introduction to what the ADA says about service animals, this program will talk about the dos and don'ts of service dogs use and access. Designed to expand a general understanding of these special tools and the federal law that defines them, this will introduce to the possibilities of greater independence for individuals and greater respect for the well-trained service dog.

SOUL Harbour Therapy Horses

All About Service Dogs

Presented by: SOUL Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy Program

Curious about how horses can help people with disabilities? Miniature horses have been gaining attention for their strengths as therapy animals. Our mission is to enrich lives by promoting the unconditional love and healing of the human-animal bond while advocating for animal therapy standards of excellence.

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Learn the Latest Adaptive Dance Moves

Dancing is great for the body, and even better for spirit!
Don't miss your change to get in the groove.

Inclusive Dance Performances


The Rollettes Los Angeles Presents!

The Rollettes Los Angeles Presents!

Presented by: Rollettes Los Angeles

The Rollettes are so high-energy, you'll feel it through your computer. Watch captivating routines from this incredible wheelchair dance team. These young woman have been very active with dance instruction on social media during quarantine so they know how to get you in the groove long distance!


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Adaptive Sports Will be Back

With all the social distancing, it may seem like we can't even make it to the sidelines, let along play the games! But be patient. Adaptive sports are too important to the community to be gone for long.

Adaptive Sports


ParaCheerAll About Service Dogs

Presented by: ParaCheer Midwest

ParaCheer brings two kinds of athletes together: those with disabilities and those without. Cheerleading, by nature, pushes boundaries and questions limitations, and these athletes are doing just that, modifying stunts and adjusting routines to create something new. ParaCheer Midwest will showcase their skills with a demonstration.

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Your Abilities Virtual Experience How-to's

In case you have a few questions about how to make the most of your Abilities Virtual Experience, here are a few helpful tips.

The Virtual Experience is open 24 hours a day from Friday, June 19 at 8:00 am Eastern time and closes on Sunday, June 21 at 9:00 pm Eastern time.

Watch this brief video

It covers the basic functions of the signing in and navigating the virtual platform. Then peruse the information below for more advice that is more specific to the Abilities Virtual Experience.

Got all that? Now here's some more info!

Did you pre-register?

You did? Great! You have received an email reminding you of your log in and password along with a link to the Abilities Virtual Experience. You can access the event as many times as you like from at 8:00 am, Eastern time on June 19 to 9:00 pm on June 21, Eastern time.

You didn't. No problem. Just click here and, starting at 8:00 am on June 19, you can create your own account on the virtual platform. It only takes a minute and it's all free!

How do I see the sponsors?

Great question! Go to the virtual map where you can find all of our wonderful sponsors with tons of products, services and technologies for the disability community. Think of this as your home base. You can click on the sponsor tiles to open up each of the virtual exhibits.

What if I'm looking for something specific?

You can do that! Do you see the navigation on the left side? Click "Categories" and select on of the general product categories to find what you are looking for. You can also search by keyword in the top navigation.

If you prefer to search by company name, click "Sponsors" in that same navigation for the full list. You can also tag the ones that spark your interest and add them to "MyExperience" where you can access them at anytime.

Click "Categories" on the same menu and you can search by general product categories. Or, if you want to get REALLY specific, there is a keyword search in the top navigation for you to use.

There is a lot here! What if I want to take notes?

A lot of times, you'll come across something you don't want to forget. Maybe it's a product, maybe you don't want to miss a sponsor's live Zoom meeting. In each sponsor exhibit, there is a handy button at the top that says: Add to MyExperience. Use it! You can take notes, set a reminder for a sponsor's live event and better keep better track of the awesome things you have seen.

What if I have a question about a product or service?

In that case, you should make use of the other handy button at the top of a sponsor's virtual exhibit, "Contact Me." It will allow you to email your queries directly to the sponsor contact person.

Visit free workshops.

There are! From the map, it's hard to miss the Virtual Workshops tile on the left. Click on that for a list of our wonderful on-demand sessions on travel, accessible home design, service dogs, fundraising for medical equipment and so much more. Click on the workshop title, and you can enjoy expert instruction via YouTube video, viewable within the platform. All workshops are on-demand and captioned.

What about the sports, dancing, yoga and more?

Our Virtual Event Arena is chock full of all that! Click on the tile on the right side of the map to access hours of fun for the whole family! You can learn about sword play, how to tune-up your wheelchair, a new documentary about a woman who gave birth during quarantine as a quadriplegic. There's more. Lots more!

Are there live events?

All of the workshops and events presented by the Abilities Virtual Experience are on-demand. BUT, some of the sponsors are holding live, online events and would love for you to be a part! If a sponsor is holding a live chat, Zoom meeting, webinar or has some impactful on-demand content for you, they'll tell you in the special events section on their virtual exhibit. For a quick, schedule at-a-glance, click here.

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