. . . with internet sites
and other creative projects
Greg Smith of Phoenix,
Arizona, produces On A
nationally syndicated radio
show and companion website for and by persons with disabilities.
of Maui, Hawaii, is the webhost of Paralinks,
a rich gateway to information on hundreds of wheelchair users
who, like Gary, contribute signficantly to a better life for
those with and
on Wheels is
an adventure and learning organization for kids who use
wheelchairs, started by
Hamilton, co-founder of the Quickie wheelchair
manufacturing empire that forever changed the shape of
mobility. She's truly a creative winner on
above, of Verona, New Jersey,
former fundraiser for the Miami
Project to Cure Paralysis, has made several round-the-world
tours to focus attention on fighting what he calls widespread
of San Rafael, California, above, a skilled juggler and ergonomics
guru, has written two helpful new books, one on the many
aspects of the active wheelchair life, another on selecting a chair. Read about Gary and
his books here. And now there's a useful new website generated by the books' publisher.
published the CanDo website, with helpful info and tools for and about
people with all kinds of disabilities. It was an outgrowth of
Mark's earlier SpineWire site, which focused specifically on
spinal-injury disabilities. Unfortunately, financial shortfalls took the combined site down in summer 2001.
Hetrick of Detroit, left, teaches 4th and 5th graders in a
Quaker school. He's a former chef and enjoys
playing the Irish Bouzouki, a kind of long-necked mandolin. His upbeat website
is a spirited example of wheelers' community building.
these net assets:
a recently developed website which champions 'empowered living' and offers
a broad range of disability resources.
Broadcasting Corporation produces an
extensive web-based Disability
drawn from broadcasts on BBC Radio.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
offers the Spinal
Cord Injury Information Network,
a comprehensive website dealing with a
full range of mobility and rehabilitation
discussion group, has been going for five years now.
If you'd like to join, email founder and
co-moderator Carol Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pittsburgh's Rehabilitation Engineering
Research Center maintains an interesting website
you read French, take a look at Le
a monthly wheelchair e-zine by editor
Laurent Lejard and designer Philippe Gimet.
Larry Kubicz of Denver,
Colorado, is the compiler of WheelerWorks,
which offers links to dozens of good resources.
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three sites that give
the 'temporarily able-bodied' a better
insight into the complex experience of
disability and an appreciation for the resilience of the human
Michael J. Kanouff's candid website, From
tells the compelling first-person story of his pilgrimage as a
Ron Heagy of Oregon is author of Life is an
Attitude, a book about his 18-year pilgrimage as a
website has a gallery of his paintings as a skilled
"mouth artist" and info on the barrier-free camp
for families that he and his wife are developing.
In Spinalcordcam.com, a spunky guy named Buz (above left) of Vancouver turns a 24-hour live web camera on his difficult but surprisingly active life as a quad. Buz travels in his van and runs a club, among other adventures.
by John and Claire Lytle, is
an online antidote to the grumpy
in any of us.
Its wheelchair-enabled hero, "Leeder O.
Men" will inspire you.
print publications have websites that include
material from their magazines:
the online version, offers a chat room
and other web-specific features.
website with highlights from the print
publication 'about opportunity, not
charity ... replacing pity with pride.'
which features a few excerpts from its
print material each month, plus a lengthy
page of resource links.
the online edition of the news,
advocacy and lifestyle magazine for
people with disabilities.
an internet index to the print
publication and its sister magazine,
both sponsored by Paralyzed Veterans of
the webmaster to
recommend other links you'd like us to