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 »
DOWNEY – The happy memories of a wonderful Christmas changed in an instant when four-year-old Katarina Milatovich and her family were involved in a horrific car accident on their way home from their holiday celebration.
Although her mom and brother were hurt, they soon recovered. But Katarina suffered an injury that would last a lifetime — a spinal cord injury that left her unable to walk.
“Imagine this happy, playful, wonderful girl who suddenly found herself in a wheelchair,” her mother Natasha says. “When she went to school she was different from the other kids. She felt like an outsider.” Continue Reading »
Nintendo’s Wii game system is far more reaching than just among the teenage crowd. This new fad is now becoming the newest rehabilitation therapy today. It is used in patient therapy for those recovering from strokes, surgery, contact injuries, multiple sclerosis and more. Continue Reading »
Apps designed for SmartPhones (Blackberry, Iphone, Android) and IPads can help increase independence and improve the quality of life for people who have limited mobility from paralysis. These apps can be powerful tools for people living with a spinal cord injury or using a wheelchair due to another injury or disease. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation have created the Guide to the Best Apps for People Living with Paralysis to help people find those apps that will most enhance their lives. Continue Reading »
Digam Limbu, 23, had sustained spinal cord injury in a road accident in Qatar on August 28 last year. The accident changed Limbu´s life, who then worked in Qatar. His legs do not function and he is confined to wheelchair.
A year on, a happy moment came in his life as he won the title of a swimming competition of athletes with spinal cord injury on Sunday. Limbu clocked 39.98 seconds to complete 25 meters in the competition organized by Nepal Spinal Cord Injury Sports Association with assistance from wushu player Sami Lama and Buddha Prakash School, Jorpati. Continue Reading »
LONDON — London will mark the two-year countdown to the homecoming of the Paralympics on Sunday, celebrating the growing prominence of the event and its start in England in 1948.
More than 500,000 people have already registered interest in buying tickets on the London 2012 website for the 12-day event, and organizers hope to attract a global TV audience of 4 billion. Continue Reading »
The SpecialEffect Charity, which runs the GameBase, began as a result of an award winning Ace Centre Project.
SpecialEffect is dedicated to helping ALL young people with disabilities to enjoy computer games. We’ll do whatever it takes, because we’ve seen first hand what a kick-start effect they can can have on motivation, inclusion and quality of life. Continue Reading »