Science News from research organizations The rats show significantly improved mobility and sensory perception, as well as spinal cord healing
Individual with complete spinal cord injury regains voluntary motor function
- Source: University of Louisville
- Summary: A man with a complete spinal cord injury, who had lost motor function below the level of the injury, has regained the ability to move his legs voluntarily and stand six years after his injury.
Chef with Disabilities Continues Career Using Stand-Up Wheelchair
- Synopsis: Published: 2017-10-16 – Vocational Rehabilitation story of a man who was able to return to his career with the help of assistive technology. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Vocational Rehabilitation at Rehabworks.org.
Imagine entering an ice cream parlor, ordering a large chocolate banana split, and receiving a giant steaming hot bowl of turtle soup instead. You’d likely be quite confused! When I tried to purchase an ultra-light wheelchair, with a SmartDrive MX-2, I had an equally odd experience. OK, so it wasn’t a bowl of turtle soup, but I knew what I ordered, and the vendor repeatedly tried to give me something else — like a full power chair
Self-identifying as disabled
- August 28, 2017
- Oregon State University
- Experiencing stigma, the severity of a disability and a person’s age and income level help determine whether someone with an impairment considers themselves to be a person with a disability, and experiencing stigma predicts whether those individuals will ultimately develop disability pride, new research shows.
Disabled Sports USA chapters, and organizations ready to teach you how.
By Land or By Water?
For people with limited mobility who want to head out onto the water, one of the first challenges is finding the appropriate vessel to go on. If a wheelchair-user is able to transfer to a boat, he or she can sit in a regular seat, with or without a lap belt for support. And many of the newer boats have fairly flat front decks that may help with the transition from pier to boat. Pontoon boats work well as the allow the use of the wheelchair while on the water. Getting a wheelchair onto a pontoon boat is quite easy. Most resorts, disabled fishing events, and professional guide services have pontoon boats available.