. . . with internet sites
and other creative projects
Hamilton, co-founder of the Quickie wheelchair
manufacturing empire that forever changed the shape of
mobility, started Winners
an adventure and learning organization
for kids who use wheelchairs. She's truly a winner on
Need a therapeutic laugh?
by John and Claire Lytle
an online antidote to the grumpy
in any of us.
is one of several humor sites on
the web by and for physically challenged
readers. Author and quadriplegic John
Callahan is a well-published
author who's been featured on '60 Minutes' and in a film
starring Robin Williams. Here's a sample of his often-irreverant style:
Click the yellow banner above and
enjoy John's work!
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.
of Maui, Hawaii, publishes Paralinks,
a gateway to information
and inspiration on
hundreds of wheelchair users who,
like Gary, contribute signficantly
to a better life for people with and
Mark Pinney, below, publishes SpineWire,
an issues-oriented website edited by Sam Maddox,
disability-related journalist. It's part of
Mark's larger disability
web service, Can Do.
Greg Smith of Phoenix,
produces On A
nationally syndicated radio
show and companion website for and by persons with disabilities.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 for us
to highlight on this page.
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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
remarkable resilience of the human
Michael J. Kanouff's candid
the Edge, tells the
compelling first-person story of his
pilgrimage as a conquering quadraplegic.
. . . and in Spinalcordcam.com,
Buz a.k.a. 'Mongo Filongly' of
Vancouver (above, left) turns a
24-hour live web camera
on his difficult but surprisingly active life as a quad.
Heagy of Oregon (above) 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
quadriplegic Stephen Urgo
of the Tampa Bay area, includes a good
set of links.
new website which, like CanDo,
offers a variety of links to disability resources.