This July, the United States is proud to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Since being signed into law in 1990, this landmark federal legislation has proved a remarkable success and has profoundly changed how society views and accommodates its citizens with disabilities. The ADA has not only changed our expectations of what accessibility is, it has redefined the rights of an entire population.
VANCOUVER, June 16 /CNW/ – More than 35,000 Canadians came out on all kinds of wheels and rolled for hope this past weekend at the 3rd annual Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion events, Presented by Scotiabank to help improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injury. As of today, preliminary results show Canadians raised more than $1.8 million at events that took place in communities throughout every Province and Territory in Canada, an increase of more than 50% from the previous year.
Barrier-Free Travel: A Nuts And Bolts Guide For Wheelers And Slow Walkers, 2nd Edition Candy Harrington
Authored by the editor of the leading travel magazine for people with disabilities, Emerging Horizons, this second edition of Barrier Free Travel continues to be the definitive guide to accessible travel for those who use a wheelchair, walker, or cane or have any physical ailment that may slow down their gait. It is a well-researched resource that contains detailed information about the logistics of planning accessible travel by plane, train, bus, and ship. It contains resources, travel tips, and updated information about accessible travel options.
Rebecca Wylie has learned how to live what she calls a normal collegiate life despite an illness that has left her paralyzed
Every morning, Rebecca Wylie, 20, gets dressed, brushes her teeth and eats breakfast. A junior graphic design major, she goes to class, hangs out with her friends and downloads everything she can find by heartthrob John Mayer, just like hordes of other MU students.
But life requires something more of Rebecca.
Every day more than 30 people become paralyzed from spinal cord injury (SCI) or disease. SCI generally results in one of two types of paralysis:
Paraplegia – paralysis affecting the legs and lower part of the body
Quadriplegia – paralysis affecting the level below the neck and chest area; involving both the arms and legs
Arranging travel is a fairly straight-forward process for non-disabled individuals. Most people contact a travel agency, choose a destination and hope that their baggage and the sun follow them.
For the traveler with a spinal cord injury (SCI), or other Disability, there is much more to consider when planning a trip. Anxiety about air-travel, the accessibility of accommodations and transportation and attitudinal barriers can be extra “baggage” for the novice traveler with SCI. With proper planning, these issues can be minimized, and often avoided.
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 17-23, Canada’s Man In Motion, Rick Hansen, extends his gratitude to the volunteers of Belleville who make Rick Hansen’s Wheels In Motion (RHWIM), presented by Scotia Bank, a reality. Since inception, RHWIM volunteers across Canada have helped to raise over $1.8-million to improve the quality of life of Canadians living with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).
I’ll apologize to no one for the Americans with Disabilities Act. It’s one of the greatest laws ever passed. The ADA covers all races, both genders — all working-age people with disabilities. Its purpose is to extend the prosperity and freedom of America to millions who historically have been denied jobs, access to public transportation, access to public places, and access to telecommunications products and services. The ADA is a civil-rights law that translates into economic rights. It guarantees that every American can work, pursue happiness, and purchase what they can afford.
The Transverse Myelitis Association Named Recipient of Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Quality of Life Grant
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) announced today that The Transverse Myelitis Association has been awarded a $10,000 Quality of Life Grant. The Transverse Myelitis Association and the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center are co-sponsoring the Rare Neuroimmunologic Disorders Symposium. The Health Promotion Quality of Life grant will be used to support this symposium.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 7, 2004 — The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) announced today that The Transverse Myelitis Association has been awarded a $10,000 Quality of Life Grant. CRPF awarded a total of $779,321
Decatur man 2nd in national archery contest
A second-place finish in a national archery competition would be enough to make most people brag.
But not for Decatur’s Chuck Kimball.