. . . with internet sites
and other creative projects
A HUB FOR WHEELS
of Maui, Hawaii, is the
resourceful publisher of PARALINKS.
This wonderful service is a gateway to
information and inspiration about
hundreds of active wheelchair users who,
like Gary, are contributing signficantly
to a better life for people with and
of Rockville, Maryland, is executive
director of Disabled
founded in 1967 by disabled Vietnam
veterans. It has more than 80
community-based chapters nationwide
Need a therapeutic laugh?
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'. Click the banner above and
enjoy John's work!
by John and Claire Lytle
an online antidote to the grumpy
in any of us.
KeyBored.net, maintained by
quadriplegic Stephen Urgo
of the Tampa Bay area, includes a good
set of links.
There's a disability
discussion group called Advocacy
which 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 for information.
Greg Smith (above) of Phoenix,
Arizona, produces On A
Roll, a nationally syndicated radio
show and a companion website for and by persons with disabilities.
Larry Kubicz of Denver,
Colorado, is the compiler of WheelerWorks, which
offers links to dozens of good resources.
Nate Besio, a college
student in Vermont and publisher of Nate's
Place, is a quad from a 1990
diving accident and a hearing-impaired bilateral arm amputee from a
bout with Meningococcemia.
Ron 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
he and his wife are developing.
Verona, New Jersey, on wheels since age 15,
was director of research at a New York PR
firm and helped raise funds for the Miami
Project to Cure Paralysis. Now he's focused
on fighting widespread emotional
paralysis. Shown above at the Taj Mahal,
Scott and his wife are making a second round-the-world
tour to draw attention to these
Mark Pinney publishes SpineWire,
an issues-oriented website edited by Sam Maddox.
QUADS SHARE THEIR STORIES ONLINE:
Here are two 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.
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
Broadcasting Corporation produces an
extensive web-based Disability
drawn from its broadcasts on BBC Radio-4.
Also check WheelchairNet,
from the Rehabilitation Engineering
Research Center, University of
you read French, take a look at Le
a monthly wheelchair e-zine by editor
Laurent Lejard and designer Philippe
Billingsley of Kitimat, British
Columbia (above) is the quadriplegic sponsor of Wheelweb, which
unfortunately has been down lately due to a