Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tag: Disability Community

Disability Details

Published: October 3, 2020
www.disabilitydetails.com

Disability Details offers in depth information about Disability Rights, disability access, and disability life from a completely disability led perspective.

Disability Details is led by Stephanie Woodward, a proud disabled woman and an attorney focused on disability rights issues. Stephanie previously worked as a litigator at a disability rights law firm and served as the Director of Advocacy at an independent living center for five years. She also served as organizer with ADAPT, a national grassroots disability rights group.

Fun 4 the Disabled

Published: September 16, 2020

At Fun4theDisabled, we believe everyone deserves not only to be included, but celebrated. We create video media and content highlighting opportunities for people with disabilities in the community, connecting them with organizations, programs, and events designed to provide accessibility that is both inclusive and FUN!

Quad Life Podcast

Published: July 6, 2020

Quad Life brings you the daily realities of life with a spinal cord injury. Featuring stories that are often difficult, sometimes funny and always honest. Our episodes offer a window in the nuanced lives of people with quadriplegia as they age and the people around them.

How wheelchair rugby ‘changed everything’ for one athlete

Published: November 5, 2019

Carl Williams maneuvers across the court with the practiced precision of an athlete. He simultaneously searches the crowd, calculating which team member can catch an inbound throw without being intercepted.

This might seem a tough task for Williams, a double amputee aboard a wheelchair. But Williams, 38, has become a master of wheelchair rugby, a full-contact sport with a mix of rules from football and soccer. He takes aim the moment he spots Timothy Jones, the other top scorer for a team called the TIRR Texans, which was started in 1997.

Accessible Hunter

Published: October 17, 2019
AccessibleHunter.com

Information regarding hunting/outdoor recreation with a significant disability. Using adaptive equipment to enable and empower individuals in the great outdoors. Together we are able to be successful is our shared passion.

We believe the outdoors should be accessible to EVERYONE regardless of their physical ability. Inclusion in outdoor activities is our core belief. To truly live, you must feel included and valued. With the right equipment, assistance and attitudes, we can all enjoy the great outdoors together.

New Mobility’s “The Big Ideas Issue”

Published: September 1, 2019

Thirty years ago, New Mobility itself was a big idea. A lifestyle magazine for wheelchair users? That’s crazy talk. And yet this month we celebrate three decades of the little ingenuity that could — and did — change disability journalism.

As we look forward to the next 30 years — or even the next three — we asked thought leaders in technology, transportation, culture, community and function research: What are the Big Ideas on how to make the world better for wheelchair users? Here’s what they said.

‘It’s going to be okay’: Mother uses personal experience to support people with spinal...

Published: April 4, 2019

Mandurah mother-of-two Tayla Stone said if she could send a message to her teenage self, it would be that things are going to be okay.

Sustaining a life-changing spinal cord injury in a dirt bike accident at just 16 years old, she found herself facing a confusing and unknown future.

But after tackling all the challenges the situation threw at her, Ms Stone will now use her experiences to support other people who find themselves in the position she was once in.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Launches New Online Community

Published: April 2, 2019

To offer greater support and strengthen peer connections across families impacted by paralysis, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation launched a new online community, Reeve Connect.

The forum will serve as a virtual home base for individuals living with paralysis, as well as their caregivers and family members to ask questions, share experiences, and connect with others who understand the everyday challenges and intimate realities of paralysis. This project was made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Making Tourism More Inclusive For All

Published: October 8, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

These are just some of the common frustrations shared by people traveling with a disability, but according to Heng, traveling could be made a lot easier.

“It’s about ensuring all links in the tourism supply chain are made accessible, from airports and airlines to public transport to tourist attractions to shops and bars,” Heng told Pro Bono News.

“All too often there are gaps in the chain that makes traveling with a disability frustrating, to say the least.”

Building better maps for the disability community

Published: April 6, 2018

Google and a slew of startups are including accessibility information in apps to help people navigate the world if they use wheelchairs or have other disabilities.

Occupational therapist turned disability rights activist Alanna Raffel has spent her career thinking about accessibility. So for her 30th birthday last year, she turned her passion into action.

Raffel had worked with disabled clients for years in Philadelphia. It wasn’t till late 2016, however, when she became more involved in advocacy, that she learned how difficult it was to find meeting spaces that could accommodate people of varying abilities. It’s particularly challenging in an old city like Philadelphia, where many of the buildings were built more than 200 years before the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed.