Posts Tagged 'disability'

What College Students Think about Forced Termination of Pregnancy When There is a Diagnosed Disability

Tagged with:

Undergraduates were given extensive readings on abortion and the law, in a disability rights course. Here are their thoughts after completing the unit.

Posted by Tanya Dec 17, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Detours-Part 3

Detours-Part 3 Tagged with:

Course Adjustments

The resulting diagnosis forced a ninety day time delay in the progression toward my goal.  The new goal had to be focused on pain management.  There is an understanding between James and I about the program design.  He takes existing muscle control and mobility functions and helps me to increase strength, mobility, and endurance.  At the same time, he is working with me to try to establish and pattern new movements for areas of non-existent function.  The goal is for function to develop.

Posted by Kerry Dec 15, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Medical Care or Your Home?

Tagged with:

I was recently made aware of a number of new documents and resources related to people with disabilities. This one specifically caught my eye. It’s from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and is on the unmet health care needs for people with disabilities (http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/pdf/2010-11-vitalsigns.pdf).

Posted by Blythe Dec 15, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Great book about living with an acquired disability: and it’s a film, now, too!

Great book about living with an acquired disability: and it’s a film, now, too! Tagged with:

Aaron Ralston was a 20-something athlete who was a bit of a daredevil in his exercise habits. He rode a mountain bike alone along stony outcrops in the desert; he slid down between rocks into hidden subterranean pools, and he liked to climb and hike alone in unfrequented areas.

Posted by Tanya Dec 15, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

New GPS Gadget for the Visually Impaired

Tagged with:

For centuries, individuals with visual impairments have used white canes to feel in which direction for the user to walk and to avoid bumping into obstacles. Then specially trained dogs were enlisted to help the visually impaired to safely navigate. There has also been several GPS navigation-assistance systems created for the blind, but none of those gadgets were meant to replace canes or guide dogs until now.

Posted by Tessa Dec 14, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Detours-Part 2

Detours-Part 2 Tagged with:

Conduct

There is an unwritten agreement and code of conduct that exists between the client and professional.  I try to establish a business perspective with the fitness professional I am working with as quickly as possible.  This is a business transaction not a social gathering.  It is my responsibility to keep a professional demeanor and conduct with the fitness professional at all times regardless of what may happen in session.  It does not matter if I have had a bad day in other settings.

Posted by Kerry Dec 10, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Microsoft Accessibility – software and accommodations for computer users with disabilities

Microsoft Accessibility - software and accommodations for computer users with disabilities Tagged with:

In the computer assisted classroom, educators have shifted their focus from standardized educational presentations to personalized instruction that meets the needs of individual learners. Microsoft has created a 2010 Guide for Educators to help classroom teachers support learning across styles and abilities in today’s inclusive world.

Posted by Tanya Dec 09, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Accessible Technology: Yahoo, Google, Apple, Oh My!

Accessible Technology: Yahoo, Google, Apple, Oh My! Tagged with:

A banker requested a different business card from Srinivasu Chakravarthula as the one he had handed to the banker had “holes” in it. Unknown to the banker, the card was embossed in Braille that enables the blind to read. The banker’s response presented Srinivasu an opportunity to get to work — educating her about a technology that has made life easier for those with disabilities.

Posted by Jennifer Green Dec 08, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Detours Part 1

Detours Part 1 Tagged with:

High Expectations

In the spring of 2010, I experienced an interruption in my defined goal of walking device- free.  I injured my upper back.   Many people with mobility impairments can experience back, arm, and shoulder injuries from over-use of repetitive motion or certain other factors.  A compensatory rotational motion that I use to move and walk, due to Spastic Cerebral Palsy, caused a herniated disc in the middle of my back.  Most often golfers or 1 out of 1000 people will sustain an injury like mine.   This injury slowed the progression of where I hoped to be by the end of the year.  My expectations for certain evidence of improvement like changes in balance or gait, or other notable sign of progression did not come.

Posted by Kerry Dec 08, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Welcome to the Future

Tagged with:

As many of us do when we have lots of other important things to get done, I wasted some time this past weekend surfing around on the internet. I found myself watching music videos on YouTube. A song that I have heard many, many times came one…but I watched the music video for the first time.

Posted by Carolyn Dec 07, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments