Posts Tagged 'wheelchair'

Role of Adaptive Sport during ADA

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Born without a right hand and forearm, Natalia Partyka won the Paralympic championship in 2004. Paola Fantato has been a wheelchair user since the age of eight, yet she was the first athlete to compete in the Olympics and the Paralympics in 1996. Silver-medal-winner Terence Parkin has been deaf since birth, but that didn’t stop him from winning medals in swimming competitions. There are many athletes with disabilities who inspire us with their competitive spirit. Whether it’s winning races, grappling on the wrestling mat, or riding the ocean waves, athletes with disabilities stand as the epitome of strength and success.

Posted by Lauri Pete Jul 27, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Equal not Extraordinary

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In 2008, I achieved my greatest athletic goal. I became a Paralympian. Shortly after I joined Team USA, I like most elite athletes, attended a media training session. I nervously sat in a beige hotel conference room, staring at the abstractly-designed carpet beneath my feet. 20 Paralympians surrounded me, representing almost every Paralympic sport. Gold medalists, world-record holders, the poster-children of the Games – we breathed the same air. Suddenly, the leader of the session walked in and began to speak.

Posted by Mary Allison Cook Jul 23, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The ADA & College

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25 years ago, my life changed forever and I was not even born yet.

Posted by Phillip Crain Jul 22, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

The ADA Celebrates 25 Years

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This month we celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) 25th anniversary! The ADA was created in 1990 to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as people without disabilities. This includes the opportunity to live a healthy life!

Posted by Carleton Rivers Jul 21, 2015 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

ADA for All

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To help frame the contents of this blog posting, I am using quotes from Ed Roberts.  If you don’t know who Ed is, you really should. Stop reading this blog and Google him. He is regarded highly alongside other civil rights leaders for all he had done for people with disabilities.

Posted by Kerri Vanderbom Jul 20, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

“Murderball” celebrates 10 year anniversary!

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In this month of July in which we celebrate the 25th year of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there have been many small events that are instrumental in reflecting the benefits of ADA. One of those events was the Academy Award nominated documentary film called “Murderball.” It was on July 8, 2005 that it was released nation-wide to mainstream audiences. The impact of this documentary is still being felt today.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jul 08, 2015 Posted in Disability, Obesity 2 Comments

Power Wheelchair for Your Needs

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Purchasing a power wheelchair for you or someone else can be intimidating if you do not know what best suits your needs. As power wheelchairs are expensive, I wanted to write a post that would help you make the right choice when purchasing a power wheelchair. There are many variables you need to take into consideration such as your home environment, personal measurements, transportation and the terrain you will be using your battery powered wheelchair on. Regardless of where you find a power wheelchair for sale, by following this guide, you’ll end up selecting the best power wheelchair for your needs.

Posted by Chris Miller Jun 26, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Exploring The Best Furniture for People with Disabilities

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People with disabilities may appear to be unfortunate, but they do not all present themselves in this light. Instead, they keep right on trucking and never allow the world to get them down. Of course, they do rely on some specific products and individuals to provide them with support from time to time. In fact, the appropriate furniture can make a person’s life tremendously easier. What type of furniture is available for individuals with disabilities and how can it help? You’ll be able to discover the truth below!

Posted by Ruby Andrew Jun 24, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Physical Activity during the summer

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In my 35 years as a quad amputee physical activity has been the main reason for my weight maintaining a consistent variable. This has been advantages for me staying active. The problem at times has been trying to find the time, activities or just exercises in general to maintain and advance my physical fitness. With over 56 million people with disabilities and only a few being physically fit, I fall into a category in which secondary health conditions can be an issue as I advance in my age. Hence, it is imperative that I develop, maintain and increase my physical fitness regimen. 

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 11, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Happy Anniversary!

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With the 25th year of celebration for the Americans with Disabilities Act in full swing, I would be remiss if failed to mention a historical event that very much smacks of the rewards and benefits of the ADA.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 08, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments