Friday, January 17, 2020

Tag: TV

Ink Master ‘Wheels of Art’ Challenge

Published: August 27, 2019

This challenge is all about the canvases. The artists get the chance to design custom wheelchair spoke guards.

Comcast Launches Eye-Control For The Television

Published: June 17, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Xfinity X1 customers with physical disabilities can now use their eyes to change the channel, set a recording or search for a show.

Comcast today launched a feature that gives people with physical disabilities like spinal cord injuries or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) the ability to navigate their television using only their eyes.

Interabled Couples Criticize Dr. Phil for Saying You Can Be a Lover or Caregiver,...

Published: March 20, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Interabled couples are sharing their love on social media following a “Dr. Phil” episode that aired on Tuesday in which Dr. Phil claimed that an able-bodied woman dating a disabled man “can be his lover or you can be his caregiver, but you can’t be both… It won’t work, 100 out of 100 times this won’t work.”

Unlimited Outdoors with Wesley Jones

Published: October 5, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:
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Each week on Unlimited Outdoors television show, you will follow along with host Wesley Jones on another exciting hunting adventure. Whether it’s chasing big whitetails, trying to coax a weary old turkey into range, or nestled into the reed cane waiting on a flock of ducks to decoy, no hunting scenario will go unattempted by America’s only handicapped host of a nationally aired outdoor hunting show. It is our goal to show viewers that with hard work, and most of all God’s help, anything is possible in the Unlimited Outdoors.

Watch the all new 7th season of Unlimited Outdoors each Saturday morning at 8:30am est on Great American Country (GAC)

The Teen Actor Who’s Breaking Barriers On TV

Published: September 21, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

micah-fowler-as-jj-dimeo-on-speechlessMicah Fowler, the star of Speechless, is just your average almost-famous high school senior with a disability rights mission.

Shortly before his high school prom, actor Micah Fowler found out ABC had picked up Speechless, the sitcom in which he stars as a nonverbal teen in a family of five. Weeks later, the 18-year-old New Jersey native moved to Los Angeles with his mother to start shooting and he’s had to make some personal sacrifices for this gig: He is missing much of his sled hockey season and much of his senior year (though he still plans to graduate with his class in the spring); plus, the somewhat social media–averse teen has joined both Twitter and Instagram to promote the show.

Woman With Quadriplegia Urges Hollywood To Be More Hopeful

Published: June 25, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

This story contains spoilers for the film “Me Before You.”

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Wisconsin woman is getting a lot of attention for a blog post she wrote criticizing Hollywood’s portrayal of people who are paralyzed.

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Published: June 8, 2012

‘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 segments.

There’s Steve, who became a paraplegic at age 23 in 2006, talking about the suicidal thoughts he had after he suffered a spinal cord injury. There’s Tony, who became a quadriplegic at age 27 in 1990, going into detail about his long rehabilitation process and sex after his injury.

And then there’s Carol Ann, whose son became a quadriplegic at age 20 in 1993, discussing the difficult first days after the injury, when she thought she’d lose her child. And there’s Lisa Rosen, a program manager for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, providing information about adjusting to life in a wheelchair.

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