Posts Tagged 'accessible'

Tour guide can define ‘adapted’ when it comes to rafting

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Back in June, my family and I headed to my home in East Tennessee for a week of relaxation with my mom and grandparents. My little hometown of Elizabethton, TN, is full of outdoor opportunities. There are lakes that surround the area, and rivers tie the map together. Outdoors life is part of things in East Tennessee. So we did what we’re supposed to do on any visit there: We booked a trip to go whitewater rafting down the Watauga River.

Posted by Josh pate Sep 05, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The New Accessible Icon

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There’s a new icon on the streets.  Check out the changes from the 1968 Universal Accessibility Icon.  Compare the head position, the legs, and the arms.

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Jul 19, 2013 Posted in Disability 9 Comments

Sports Gear and Accessible Vans: The Logistics of Adaptive Sports

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Basketball,  Tennis,  Waterskiing,   Snow skiing, Rugby, and  Volleyball, have all been adapted for play by wheelchair users. In fact, wheelchair paintball is gaining momentum these days. Sports at all levels have logistics issues—transporting players, coaches, and equipment to the court, field, gym, mountain, lake, wherever. While pro teams and world-class athletes (with sponsors who provide money for logistical needs) have it easier dealing with logistics.…

Posted by Susan Hawkins Jun 25, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Easy Way to Adapt Your Kitchen

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For those who have a disability that inhibits your cooking skills, I have just the thing to help adapt your kitchen without spending oodles of money on renovations. All you need is a toaster oven! I have collected a few of my favorite recipes for you and listed them below.

Posted by Carleton Rivers May 22, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

If they build it, will I purchase?

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I recently became aware of a nationwide campaign aimed at the world’s top athletic shoe maker, and I must admit that I applaud the company for responding.

Posted by Josh pate Mar 19, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

A Magical (and Accessible) Vacation

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My family and I continue to enjoy 2013. For the New Year, we didn’t make resolutions or promises we have no intention of keeping. We didn’t eat black-eyed peas or beat pots and pans or any of those other crazy superstitious traditions. We packed up and went to Disney World.

Posted by Josh pate Mar 06, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

4 Really Awesome [Accessible] Exercise Options

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I frequently encounter individuals who have limited upper body strength, making it difficult to maneuver a ramp on an accessible van. But after a month or two with a rehab specialist, they overcome this weakness with ease.

Posted by Chris Miller Feb 28, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Coats and Buttons: Accommodation and Independence in a Professional-Client Dynamic

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My self-reliance was continuously fostered and encouraged.  I grew up with a “Do it yourself” mentality. 

Posted by Kerry Feb 26, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Parking

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One of my biggest pet peeves is finding a handicap parking spot, or rather, not finding a handicap spot. 

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Feb 21, 2013 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

The Sun The Surf The Sand and The Chair

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Ahh, the beach… the sound of the waves crashing to the shore, the wind in your hair, the sun on your face and the sand; who doesn’t love a vacation by the sea – well, we don’t. Born and raised in Miami, Florida those are shocking words I never thought I would say, but I have learned that sand and wheelchairs don’t mix. As a child while sand had some redeeming qualities, like building sand castles or burying your brother in it, in reality, sand was annoying, especially when it got in your eye. As an adult it mostly irritated as it mysteriously made its way into crevices previously unreached but as a chair user this previously manageable surface becomes detestable. Typically, my husband and I try to avoid the beach at all costs. But one time we were visiting my hometown with some friends and thought we’d brave it since I had some extra help.  Just so you can get the full visual effect, let me describe what it normally looks like when my husband and I go to the beach.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Jan 03, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments