WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), the first quadriplegic elected to Congress, presided over the U.S. House of Representatives Jan. 3, during the opening day of the 116th Congress.
As Speaker pro tempore, Langevin managed debate on the first day of the new Democratic majority as the House prepared to vote to end the Trump shutdown.
Langevin, co-chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, made history in 2010 when he became the first quadriplegic to act as Speaker pro tempore.
Antonio Davis said his life was headed in the wrong direction when he was shot at close range and nearly killed 24 years ago. What he didn’t know was that his life was about to take an extraordinary turn with purpose. Though paralyzed from the chest down, he became an accomplished painter.
“I’m just creating. I’m just freeing my mind and what comes out is my true emotions,” Davis told CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan. “It’s a passion. It’s an obsession. I love it that much. And I hope it shows in the work.”
People with spinal cord injures at or above T6 may be at risk for a condition called autonomic dysreflexia that can result in a dangerous spike in blood pressure.
A quadriplegic man delighted a stadium of thousands last weekend by playing The National Anthem on a musical device that he created to overcome his disability.
Anna Hopson’s PowerPoint presentation and interactive online lesson about spinal cord injury. Anna covers everything related to spinal cord injuries in this 35 minute Microsoft Office Mix Presentation.
A Coldplay fan crowd-surfed over to the stage in his wheelchair and was then invited on to perform with the band. Amazing.
Agustín Zanoli loved the rush of riding motorcycles and ATVs, but after an accident left him paralyzed, he was unable to participate in some of his favorite activities.
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Todd is the CEO of a technology consulting company and a prominent member of the quadriplegic community. With Siri, Switch Control, and the Home app, he can open his front door, adjust the lights in his house, and queue up a party playlist.
Researchers grew human spinal cord neurons from stem cells and injected them into healthy mice, where they successfully connected with other neurons.
An estimated 1,000,000 people in Canada and the United States have limited or no use of their arms—meaning they are unable to use touchscreen devices that could provide access to helpful apps and services.