Posts Tagged 'disability'

Navigating the Snow

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I recently wondered aloud when driving home with my two kids one day about people who are homeless here in Chicago in this most recent string of below-freezing and below-average temperatures and snowfall for early December, even in Chicago. It’s been brutal for me personally, even with a heated home to go to every night.

Posted by Blythe Jan 07, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Camo-Clad Angels?

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When you picture an angel, you probably don’t envision the angel wearing camouflage, but angels in camo brought hunting to those who otherwise would not be able to participate.

Posted by Tessa Jan 06, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Power of Human Effort

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The power that lies beneath human effort is astounding. For years I have known this, but never truly lived up to a standard to really understand it all until just recently.

Posted by guest Jan 05, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Microsoft Kinect FAIL For Gamers Who Use Wheelchairs

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Microsoft’s wildly popular Kinect gaming system could have changed the game for players who have disabilities such as cerebral palsy and would otherwise be unable to use a gaming controller. But Microsoft dropped the ball on this one.

Posted by Tessa Jan 04, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 56 Comments

Dating Sites Making Difference the Norm

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Sherry Nevius, 52, is single and looking for a companion with all the important traits — caring, sincere, intelligent, funny. Oh, and disabled. Ms. Nevius uses a wheelchair and was born with Cerebral Palsy. She is independent and mobile, but would prefer to meet a man who could roll alongside her.

Posted by Jennifer Green Jan 03, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

The Challenges of Walking During Winter

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It’s Winter, so snow and ice is to be expected. I started my day early with a walk to a doctor’s appointment. I was bundled up with a hat, scarf and my winter boots. It was icy and wet and there were puddles of slush on the streets and near the sidewalks. I managed to walk with no trouble, and even glided through a portion of a sidewalk that hadn’t been cleared.  All I needed to do was to cross the street, and I would be home free. And then it happened. I knew it was going to happen! I fell in the middle of the street in a huge area of dirty, wet, slush.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Jan 03, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

MAISON À BORDEAUX: Most Magnificent Wheelchair Accessible Home Ever!

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In France, a couple lived in a very old but beautiful house and wanted a new one. While they were looking for an architect, the husband was involved in a terrible car crash that nearly killed him. He survived, but now he would need a wheelchair.

Posted by Tessa Dec 30, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Living without the Label

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I am 34 years old. I work and own my own home. I earned more than one college degree.  Does it sound like I am reciting a resume? Sometimes I feel that way in my interactions with the world. I have been called “inspirational” and “courageous”. I am not these things. I am just a woman who tries to live the best life I can.

Posted by Kerry Dec 29, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Congress Rejects $250 Payments for People with Disabilities

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The House of Representatives has filed H. R. 5987 – – Seniors Protection Act of 2010.

Posted by Tanya Dec 27, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Disability Etiquette?

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If a person has a visible disability like a spinal cord injury or maybe Cerebral Palsy, the world seems to always be watching and asking questions about their disability.  A good friend of mine lives with a spinal cord injury, and I can’t count the number of times that he has gone somewhere or was trying to eat a meal and a stranger stopped to ask him “How did you get hurt?”  In the course of my friendship with him, I have been more than amazed at the number of people who think that it is their right to know how my friend got hurt.  It is as though my friend wears a sign that reads, “Ask me why I am in a wheelchair?”

Posted by Elizabeth Dec 23, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment