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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Website gives disabled needed info

'Sneak Previews' creator uses her skills in TV to aid those with spinal injuries They are the faces and voices of survivors, answering important and sometimes personal questions about their life's adjustments in short video...

Wheelchair dancers empowering kids with new artform

Curtiss and her co-choreographer Joanne Petroff are working with five young dancers, two of whom are disabled

Pushing Media Forward: Getting Real with Disability Portrayal

The history of disability depiction in the media is a terribly sorry one. There is real hope that this is about to change with the premier of Push Girls this week on The Sundance...
Modified iPads being used by spinal injury patients

Modified iPads being used by spinal injury patients

Spinal injury patients with limited hand function are able to access the internet through modified iPads Spinal patients at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney are using modified iPads to help them browse the...

Relearning to fly: device lets paralyzed pilots take flight again

They were told they’d never fly again. But an invention being put to use right here in the metro area could give new hope to military pilots injured at war.

Spinal Cord Injury: Contusions and Compressions of the Spinal Cord

The most common types of spinal cord injury are contusions and compressions. Unlike most other parts of the human body that get contused (bruised) or compressed (pressured), the spinal cord when so affected can...

Walking with hope

Patients with spinal cord injuries are challenging mainstream treatments in their bid to recover use of their paralysed limbs. Quadriplegic Matthew Pierri reports. IN THE early morning of June 17, 2007, I had a nightmare....

The scurry for a spinal injuries cure

IT WAS one small step for a rat, but it may be one giant leap for mankind. Rats paralysed by spinal injuries have learned to walk, and run, again after groundbreaking treatment which “awakens the...

New show gives close-up of women in wheelchairs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the opening moments of a new reality show, a pretty blonde pulls up to a gas station in her sporty Mustang. As she fills the tank, she catches the...