Friday, April 16, 2021

Tag: Travel

Quadriplegic is living a full life

Bungee jumping, paragliding and kite-surfing. Not everyone can do these extreme sports, but these are just a few of the things that Brenton Swartz, a quadriplegic, ticks off his bucket list. Swartz from Atlantis outside...

A better world for wheels on Google Maps

https://youtu.be/_LbO-lr-6lU More than 65 million people worldwide need wheelchairs. I became one of them after an accident eight years ago, and I discovered what it’s like to navigate the world on wheels. As I learned, those...

A phone call helped inspire Will to seize the high ground

SINCE a life-changing accident five years ago, wheelchair user Will Clark, from Grasmere, has become a charity volunteer, taken up sailing and ski-karting and addressed an international spinal injuries conference. Recently elected as a...

She’s paralyzed. He has no arms. Together, they’re a sleek athletic team.

Hector Picard and Kerry Gruson were each in their mid-20s when devastating events permanently changed their lives. As a young reporter heading to Vietnam to cover the war in 1974, Gruson was interviewing a veteran...

Air Travel with a Spinal Cord Injury

https://youtu.be/5PsIBUtVoHA Aaron Baker, Shield HealthCare's Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist, takes on his trip, from the airport to his bulkhead seat. Get some great tips from Aaron, who has been using a wheelchair for over...
Sargood on Collaroy

The Sargood Effect – Revolutionising Holidays for People With Disability

Everyone loves a good holiday. But for many people in a wheelchair, going on vacation can often be a very stressful undertaking. With much of the available accommodation and attractions lacking the resources to properly...

Wheelchair World

We can all help each other to travel more comfortably by sharing our experiences! WheelchairWorld features holidays and travel reviews and resources for and  by wheelchair users. It was started by a wheelchair user and...

Wheelchair accessible? Just ask Google Maps

Google is relying on crowdsourcing to make the world more wheelchair-friendly. The search giant has launched a new feature through Google Maps that lists whether a location is wheelchair-accessible. Available only in the US to...

World-first resort and health spa for people with spinal cord injuries Sargood On Collaroy...

A WORLD-FIRST resort and health spa for people with spinal cord injuries is nearing completion on the northern beaches. The $22 million Sargood On Collaroy has uninterrupted views of the beach and includes 17 specially...

He can’t fly planes, so quadriplegic Charles Brice started a business filming with drones

CHARLES Brice always planned on a career above the clouds — he just imagined it would involve flying planes, not drones. Mr Brice, 26, was training to become a professional pilot before a motorbike crash...