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WHEELERS ARE
BUILDING COMMUNITY
. . . with internet sites
and other creative projects
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Greg Smith of Phoenix, Arizona, produces On A Roll,  a nationally syndicated radio show and companion website for and by persons with disabilities.

Gary Schooley of Maui, Hawaii, is the webhost of Paralinks, a gateway to information on hundreds of wheelchair users who, like Gary, contribute signficantly to a better life for those with and without disabilities.

KeyBored.net, offered online by quadriplegic Stephen Urgo of the Tampa Bay area, includes a good set of links.


Mark Pinney publishes the CanDo website, which is full of helpful information and tools for and about people with disabilities. It's an outgrowth of Mark's earlier  SpineWire site.

 


Click these net assets:

  • 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 concerns.

  • Advocacy, a disability discussion group, has been going for five years now. If you'd like to join, email founder and co-moderator Carol Banks at cbanks@charter.net.

  • British Broadcasting Corporation produces an extensive web-based Disability Zone, drawn from broadcasts on BBC Radio.

  • University of Pittsburgh's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center maintains an interesting website called  WheelchairNet.

  • If you read French, take a look at Le Petit Handinaute, 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.

Please email the webmaster if you have other sites you'd like for us to highlight on this page.


Gary Karp of San Rafael, California, above, 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. 



Winners on Wheels
is an adventure and learning organization for kids who use wheelchairs, started by Marilyn Hamilton,  co-founder of the Quickie wheelchair manufacturing empire that forever changed the shape of mobility. She's truly a creative winner on wheels herself!


is a recently developed website which
champions 'empowered living' and offers a broad range of disability resources.


QUADS SHARE THEIR STORIES ONLINE:

Here are three sites that give the so-called 'ablebodied' world a better insight into the complex experience of disability and an appreciation for the resilience of the human spirit.


Michael J. Kanouff's candid website,
From the Edge, tells the compelling first-person story of his pilgrimage as a conquering quadraplegic.


Ron Heagy
of Oregon is author of Life is an Attitude, a book about his 18-year pilgrimage as a quad.  His 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.



. . . and in
Spinalcordcam.com, Buz a.k.a. 'Mongo Filongly' of Vancouver (below, left) turns a 24-hour live web camera on  his difficult but very active life as a quad.





is one of several humor sites on the web by and for physically challenged readers. Quadriplegic John Callahan is a well-published author who's been featured on '60 Minutes' and portrayed in a film starring Robin Williams. Here's a sample of his irreverant style:

...and now Callahan has a kids' TV show, PELSWICK, featuring a 13-year-old cartoon character who's in a wheelchair -- and into lots of adventures as he 'mainstreams' himself.  Tuesday nights at 8 on the Nickelodeon cable channel.


Click here
to enjoy more of Callahan's artistry. If that's not enough to brighten your day, try:


by John and Claire Lytle, an online antidote to the grumpy
in any of us. Its wheelchair hero, "Leeder O. Men" will inspire you.


Scott Chesney
, below, 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 emotional paralysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Several print publications have websites that include material from their magazines:
  • NEW MOBILITY, the online version, offers a chat room and other web-specific features.

  • WE, a website with highlights from the print publication 'about opportunity, not charity ... replacing pity with pride.'

  • ABILITY, which features a few excerpts from its print material each month, plus a lengthy page of resource links.

 

  • MAINSTREAM, the online edition of the news, advocacy and lifestyle magazine for people with disabilities.

  • SPORTS 'N' SPOKES, an internet index to the print publication and its sister magazine,

  • PARAPLEGIA NEWS, both sponsored by Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Email the webmaster to recommend other links you'd like us to publish.

 


 

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