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Two years ago, our Community member Silvia shared with us (in German) her and her husband’s travel experience with a wheelchair through Venice. She described that the city is more accessible than one would expect. She even found city maps with the wheelchair-accessible routes which she shared in her post.

On the other hand, there are still many parts of the city that are not accessible or...

Are you interested in the topics of research, movement and technology in the field of paraplegia? Then come to the 47th face-to-face meeting with the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)! The Community will also participate with a booth – we look forward to your visit! 😊

  • When? 30 September 2021, 5:15 p.m.
  • Where? Hotel Sempachersee, Kantonsstrasse 46, 6207 Nottwil

The event will be...

Today, on August 19 at midnight, the WeThe15 campaign is launched. It aspires to be the biggest ever human rights movement to represent and transform the lives of the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities.

The campaign was initiated by the International Paralympic Committee and is supported by the biggest coalition ever of over 20 international organizations including the World Health...

The Tokyo Summer Paralympics is around the corner, and it will have the best and most complete TV coverage in the Paralympics history.

According to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), a total number of 21 disciplines from 19 sports will be broadcasted live from the Tokyo Paralympics. That's nine disciplines and seven sports more than the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Canoe, equestrian,...

“Can we build the fastest and best racing wheelchair in the world?” Stefan Dürger, Managing Director of Orthotec, asked his workshop colleagues on a beautiful summer day in 2017. “We can, but not alone,” thought the team.

Four years later, two new racing wheelchairs, the OT FOXX M1 and P1 have been created out of Stefan’s visionary idea. They are the first racing wheelchairs manufactured...

Looking for online fitness classes to join from the comfort of your home during the hot summer days? Check out the free classes offered by WheelPower: a British national charity for wheelchair sport.

From now until the end of July, you may enroll yourself in free one-hour classes to work out or practice yoga with experienced trainers in wheelchair via Zoom. No experience is needed. Most...

The European Spinal Cord Injury Federation ESCIF has launched a new platform, ESCIF Forum. It aims to facilitate knowledge transfer and information exchange among people interested in SCI. Planned are 3–4 free Zoom events per year presented by researchers, experienced peers, companies, or representatives from organisations or governments.

The upcoming second event will take place on Monday,...

Canadian Mike Nemesvary was a top freestyle skier with numerous titles to his name. He even appeared in the opening credits of a James Bond movie. Then a trampoline accident left him quadriplegic.

20 years ago, Mike was the first quadriplegic to travel around the world. For his "Round the World Challenge", he travelled to 20 countries, over 40,000 kilometers, in 219 days. He wanted to show...

Mindset is what separates the best from the rest.

Last year the International Paralympic Committee launched their first official podcast “A Winning Mindset: Lessons from the Paralympics”, inviting the world’s leading Para athletes, including Swiss wheelchair racer Manuela Schär, to share their thoughts on extensive topics, such as self-acceptance, resilience, body confidence and...

Until May 28, 2021, the European Space Agency ESA is looking for astronauts with disabilities. The program is called "Parastronaut".

The ESA wants to investigate under which circumstances a candidate with a physical disability can fly to the ISS space station. It is not yet clear, however, whether the chosen candidate will actually take part in a space mission in the end. Also, this first...