Articles Tagged: Accessibility
January 24, 2015 | Category: News
Every move that Brad Peters makes is thought out.
The zipper on his sweatshirt includes a small piece of thin tied rope so that his fingers can fit through the loop and pull down if he has to.
His cell phone hangs from the side of his motorized wheelchair with the same rigging so he’s able to easily grasp it and flip it open in case he receives a phone call or has to make one – the latter of which can be a difficult task for a quadriplegic that has spent more than three decades finding ways to live with his disabilities. Continue Reading »
December 18, 2014 | Category: Links
| Spinal Cord Injury: C-5
Handi Accessories offers a diverse range of products at affordable prices for individuals with limited or no hand function. Our products focus on making things easier and faster in an effort to becoming more independent. Our products will help individuals with paralysis, stroke, arthritis, etc. Continue Reading »
November 17, 2014 | Category: News
Stiffer penalties and stepped up enforcement are among the measures states are taking to help ensure that accessible parking spaces are available for those who truly need them.
In some cities, drivers with disabilities trying to find accessible parking spaces are often out of luck, because many of those spots are taken by able-bodied people who use parking placards intended for those with disabilities to get a choice spot or save a few bucks. Continue Reading »
November 14, 2014 | Category: News
A few Charlottetown businesses will soon be more accessible thanks to a new program that bridges a gap that kept some customers out in the past.
Spinal Cord Injury P.E.I. is providing the brightly coloured ramps so businesses can become more accessible. The StopGap Community Ramp Project originated in Ontario, but the P.E.I. group brought the idea here. Continue Reading »
Please 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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Walt Disney World ® Water Parks make getting around in a wheelchair even easier. Thanks to mobile wheelchair lifts, Blizzard Beach’s Gondola at the Chairlift, and even the ability to take the wheelchair with you on a ride, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon ® and Disney’s Blizzard Beach ® let guests actually ride some of their famed rides and attractions with your wheelchair! Continue Reading »
November 25, 2013 | Category: Links
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 »
November 18, 2013 | Category: News
Participants 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 »
November 13, 2013 | Category: News
A 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 »
September 14, 2013 | Category: News
WATERLOO — 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 »