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"A picture is worth a thousand words."

How about blank pages? Recently, a blank book has been released to express the absurdity people with disabilities are experiencing every day, as there is still much ignorance about disability in UK.

The book "What non-disabled people know about disabled people", written by Sandip Sodha, a Londoner with cerebral palsy, went on market since mid-June...

People with high-level tetraplegia, paraplegics of higher age and those with pre-existing health conditions are more susceptible to a severe development of COVID-19. For this reason, the European Spinal Cord Injury Federation (ESCIF) has launched a European-wide project "ESCIF Help Alliance". Their goal is to offer surgical masks to high-risk patients with SCI in 28 European countries.

If you...

Over three months since the COVID-19 declared pandemic, many countries are still debating whether to make wearing face masks compulsory to help prevent the spread of the disease.

Noam Gershony, an Israeli wheelchair tennis player and Paralympics medalist, has recently published a video to advocate face mask wearing. On his Twitter, he shared the following video, which shows people with...

Disability innovation is more than just a good idea. We’ve heard enough stories how disability innovations can go wrong with unrealistic expectations and insufficient market research. This needs to be changed and a world-class university in U.K. is on the mission.

In September 2020, University College London will launch the first cohort of MSc Disability, Design and Innovation program. During...

Globi is on an adventure again! This time the popular Swiss cartoon character makes his first visit to Swiss Paraplegic Centre (SPC) in Nottwil. He visits his friend Nik who rehabilitates at SPC after an accident. Globi gets to learn all about the new robotic devices at SPC and how they help Nik to get back on his feet again.

To explore the fascinating world of robotics and digitalization,...

Looking for a new Netflix show to watch? Check out "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution", a new documentary about Camp Jened: a summer camp for youngsters with disabilities back in the early 1970s.

The film was co-directed by Jim LeBrecht, a disability activist who was born with spina bifida and attended the camp at the age of 15. The documentary features rare footage of the camp, where...

Certain sport activities seem to be fantasies to resume when one becomes paraplegic. Now, however, it's one less: an avid fan of winter sports who is paralyzed from the waist down has recently returned to backcountry skiing with the help of an exoskeleton extension called WIITE.

WIITE is to be used with TWIICE: the exoskeleton developed by REHAssist engineers at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland....

“Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Stay at home.” – these are some basic measures recommended for everyone against the current COVID-19 pandemic. As a person with spinal cord injury (SCI), what more should you do?

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, a registered charity organization in Canada, has compiled a special COVID-19 guidance, offering further tips on hand hygiene and caregiving issues for...

Yesterday, Swiss Paraplegic Centre (SPC) in Nottwil announced its support to Switzerland’s fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It becomes one of the four main medical facilities in the Canton of Lucerne to accept and treat patients with COVID-19 disease.

As first step, SPC will convert its sports hall into a medical center for patients with COVID-19 disease. Around 200...

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a special and unusual reality: shut-down of schools and shops, isolating at home, the increasing fear of loneliness and the worry about the virus in general. We are all challenged physically and psychologically like never before. In fact, many would feel vulunerable and some may even face panic attack, anxiety or depression.

How can we prepare...