. . . 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 gateway to information on
hundreds of wheelchair users who,
like Gary, contribute signficantly
to a better life for those with and
KeyBored.net, offered online by
quadriplegic Stephen Urgo
of the Tampa Bay area, includes a good
set of links.
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 more narrowly- focused SpineWire site.
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
discussion group, has been going for five years now.
If you'd like to join, email founder and
co-moderator Carol Banks at email@example.com.
Broadcasting Corporation produces an
extensive web-based Disability
drawn from broadcasts on BBC Radio.
- University of
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.
the webmaster if you have other sites you'd like
for us to highlight on this page.
Gary Karp of San Rafael,
California, 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.
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
Another recently developed website which, like
CanDo, champions 'empowered living' and offers a
broad range of disability resources, is
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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
Michael J. Kanouff's candid
the Edge, tells the
compelling first-person story of his
pilgrimage as a conquering quadraplegic.
Heagy of Oregon is author of Life is an
Attitude, a book about his 18-year pilgrimage as
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 surprisingly 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:
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
Click here to enjoy more of Callahan's artistry. If that's not
enough to brighted 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.
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
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
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