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Articles Tagged: Accessibility

PETITION: Wheelchair Access On Commercial Airlines

Published: September 1, 2014 | Category: Featured News

add-your-namePlease push the Federal Aviation Association to require airlines to provide designated wheelchair accessible spaces on every commercial aircraft, which will allow passengers to remain safely seated in their personal wheelchairs.

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AbleRoad

Published: November 25, 2013 | Category: Links
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AbleRoad

AbleRoad™ connects people with accessible businesses. AbleRoad gives people with disabilities, families, friends, caregivers and business owners an online destination to rate and review community access. Continue Reading »

‘Provide us with barrier-free environment’

Published: November 18, 2013 | Category: News

Participants with spinal cord injuries speak outParticipants with spinal cord injuries speak out their views at the International Workshop on Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries 2013 in Coimbatore

Now, this was not a routine workshop dealing with various aspects of the spine, restricting participation to just the surgeons.

Ten persons with spinal cord injuries, including one from Sri Lanka and two from Malaysia, gave a first-hand experience on how attitudinal barriers impeded mobility of paraplegics (those paralysed waist downward because of spinal cord injury) at the International Workshop on Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries 2013 Continue Reading »

Bangalore: They’re job ready. But workplace isn’t ready

Published: November 13, 2013 | Category: News

Bangalore-Theyre job ready-But workplace isntA wheelchair-bound man got a placement, but couldn’t take it up as the workplace wasn’t disabled-friendly.

Meet P Shivashankar Naidu, Anjanappa SN and Shivaraj MV. They wanted to become somebodies in society and support their parents and families but have been confined to wheelchairs. They lost their mobility and sensation in their spinal cords due to injuries, but they still live in the hope of becoming self-reliant.

Shivashankar Naidu passed his PUC, and was dreaming of becoming a police constable and even passed the physical test. He was set to attend the written exam, but his destiny had other ideas. Continue Reading »

Wheelchair relay event raises awareness about living with spinal injuries

Published: September 14, 2013 | Category: News

Sue Jacques of the Rolling RabbitsWATERLOO — Suddenly Jesse Redden needed a wheelchair and help with just about everything after a car crash damaged his spine, paralyzing him from the neck down.

“It was emotionally stressful,” said Redden, 24. “I was always an extremely active person, very independent.”

He was surprised to experience just how tough it is to get around in a wheelchair as he encountered endless obstacles, even in facilities supposedly designed for wheelchair use.

“The world is not as accessible as people think,” said the Fergus man. Continue Reading »

Utah’s TRAILS program expands outdoor activities for people with spinal cord injuries

Published: August 1, 2013 | Category: News

SALT LAKE CITY — Once he realized the sailboat was not going to sink, Danny Salazar took a deep breath and set about exploring East Canyon Reservoir.

Salazar’s fear of the water is understandable considering that even wearing a life jacket probably wouldn’t prevent him from drowning if the boat capsized.

Salazar can’t move his arms and legs, and he has a hard time breathing on his own. But the 29-year-old can blow and suck air through his mouth just enough to control a modified Mirage Tandem Island sailboat built by Hobie. Continue Reading »

PETITION: Accessible Airlines Proposal – Improving Accessibility

Published: May 9, 2013 | Category: Featured News

331437-1367465318-mainThis world of ours is full of barriers and limitations for individuals with disabilities; especially, those who are in power wheelchairs. But, one limitation that should not be accepted is the difficulty of airline transportation for the disabled.

The current standard for air travel for those in power wheelchairs is exhausting, dangerous, many times embarrassing and utterly unacceptable. It is also a process that has the opportunity of improving and eventually being fixed; Ben Trockman’s idea for a solution is included on his blog, which is attached below.

Such a change would knock down the current barriers of airline travel for the over three and a half million Americans who are currently wheelchair users. Everyone, absolutely everyone, should have the opportunity to travel the world by air; sign the petition if you agree. Continue Reading »

Casa Grande man’s controller lets people with spinal cord injuries get their game on

Published: January 11, 2013 | Category: Featured News

Luis Pena president of LP Accessible TechnologiesCASA GRANDE, Arizona — A Casa Grande man who is a former U.S. Border Patrol agent created and patented a video game controller for people with severe spinal cord injuries.

Luis Pena formed LP Accessible Technologies and created the controller out of necessity. He was injured in an auto accident on the job in 2007 and is a quadriplegic.

His company focuses on building video game controllers that disabled people can use to play video games.

A longtime video game buff, Pena missed playing games after he recovered from the accident. So, he set out to create a controller he, and other people with disabilities, could use. Continue Reading »

LP Accessible Technologies

Published: January 3, 2013 | Category: Links

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LP Accessible Technologies was founded by Luis Pena. Luis became a quadriplegic on October 18, 2007 when he was involved in a rollover accident while working. Living with the injury inspired him to build a product and provide it to others that would allow them to game again; as he did prior to the accident. The LP Pad was invented as a result to his determination to be more independent and desire to socialize with the world. Continue Reading »

Mobility SVM

Published: November 14, 2012 | Category: Links

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Full Size Wheelchair Truck Conversions

Mobility SVM, formerly known as GoShichi, was founded in 2009 on the premise that although a person might need to utilize a wheelchair, many individuals still want the freedom and independence to pursue their interests in outdoor activities through the advantages of a full size truck. This is the philosophy that led to the development of Mobility SVM wheelchair accessible truck conversions. Continue Reading »