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WHEELERS ARE
BUILDING COMMUNITY
. . . with internet sites
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PARALINKS: A HUB FOR WHEELS

Gary Schooley
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 without disabilities.



Kirk Bauer of Rockville, Maryland, is executive director of Disabled Sports USA, 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 is
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 cbanks@charter.net 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 quad.  His 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.

Scott Chesney, 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 issues.

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 spirit.



Michael J. Kanouff
's candid website,
From 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 concerns.

British Broadcasting Corporation produces an extensive web-based Disability Zone, drawn from its broadcasts on BBC Radio-4.

Also check WheelchairNet, from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center, University of Pittsburgh.

And if you read French, take a look at Le Petit Handinaute, a monthly wheelchair e-zine by editor Laurent Lejard and designer Philippe Gimet.

Jason Billingsley of Kitimat, British Columbia (above) is the quadriplegic sponsor of Wheelweb, which unfortunately has been down lately due to a computer crash.


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.

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