• The online Community for people with spinal cord injury, their relatives and friends

  • The online Community for people with spinal cord injury, their relatives and friends

  • The online Community for people with spinal cord injury, their relatives and friends

  • The online Community for people with spinal cord injury, their relatives and friends

We are improving the Community further – for you!

  • Johannes
  • News

On June 29th, 2019, the Paraplegie Community will have a new look. You may get excited about quite some improvements.

Dear Community users,

Two years ago, the Paraplegie Community went online. Since then, together we have achieved a lot: Currently over 10,000 people access the Community every month. More than 2,600 contributions are available here. We did not believe such a fast increase was possible! Thank you for your help in creating a site that is lively, exciting but also safe :smileyhappy:

We would like to give you something in return: We are enhancing and redesigning it – because we can thus accommodate some of your requests and make the Community even more attractive. Here are some things you can look forward to:

  • Resulting from multiple requests, we can now offer a “refuge” – a discussion board that is only visible for registered users and that cannot be found through Google. This request was made by Hutsch and odyssita in this discussion and also by Tulipe and Rolfd in this discussion.
  • As also suggested by Tulipe, there will soon be a “marketplace”, i.e. a notice board for private, non-commercial ads.
  • The majority of the Wiki-articles with basic knowledge about the topic spinal cord injury will be updated. Some new articles will be added – all written by experts of Swiss Paraplegic Centre in Nottwil.
  • There will be another service offered by the Community Team: Current hints and links, short and concise.
  • Personal messages will be presented more clearly as discussion thread.
  • It will be easier to subscribe to a discussion board.
  • Your personal profile will be better structured and reduced to its main functions.
  • The page becomes more appealing through more pictures. At the same time, more relevant content can be accessed directly on the homepage.
  • The flexible software allows us to implement your requests faster also in the future. It is open source, i.e. it is improved constantly according to the feedback of numerous users. This means that maybe not everything will be perfect yet – but that we can solve problems fast with your help.

We hope we will be able to offer all these services simultaneously with the relaunch – if something’s missing or does not work smoothly, we kindly ask for your patience :smileyhappy:

It is our goal to make the transition to the new technology as smooth as possible for you. Most importantly, no contents must get lost. And this we can guarantee: Aside from all public contributions from the Forum, Blog, Wiki, Ask the Expert etc., all your personal messages to other users will be saved.

To give us enough time to transfer all this data to the new platform, we will have to “freeze” the Community website for a few days at the end of this month. This means, you’ll still be able to read all the contents but not to create new posts or messages. This limitation will be in effect starting June 25th.

As soon as the new site will be online on June 29th, the old main addresses of the Community https://community.paraplegie.ch/t5/Paraplegie-Community/ct-p/EN and https://community.paraplegie.ch will be redirected automatically. However, we won’t be able to redirect every single subpage. Therefore, if you have saved links to specific contributions or boards, you will have to save them again.

For reasons of data protection, the old passwords cannot be transferred to the new platform. Therefore, when the migration is happening, you will receive an email with a new temporary password. This will allow you to log in and change the password. Your user name will remain the same.

This is it for now. Of course, we will send you a reminder before the relaunch. If you have any questions, please drop us a line in the comments section below.

We are looking forward to the next step with you – and we hope that you’ll continue to make the Community such a great place!

Cheers!

Your Community Team

 

P.S. To give you a little preview of what’s coming, here a first picture of the design of the new Community homepage:

[translation from the original German blog post]

Rate this post

Comments (0)

There are no comments on this topic yet.
Be the first to comment!
Forum
Most Recent Answers
5147 odyssita
Explaining what life with a chronic disability is like
Hi cAro, all the best for your research! I am very curious to hear about the results once they are being published. Thank you for researching this...
6 odyssita 2018-05-02
5049 Wheelie
Scewo
Good news for all who would like to try out the Scewo by themselves: according the Scewo constructors, the feedback on their invention was so...
5 Johannes 2018-03-12
Ask the Expert
Most Recent Answers
3 Dr._Hans_old 2015-07-20
3 Dr._Hans_old 2015-05-07

Blog
Most Recent Blog Posts
kitwan 2020-07-02 In Society
Wheelchair users’ game of thorns
The fight for personal space, safety and independence
0
Accessible summer activities in Romandie
Looking for outdoor activities in Western Switzerland? There are plenty of opportunities!
0
The eye-catching disability icebreaker
Wheelchair covers that spark conversations and connections
0
Wiki
Most Read
Anatomy and physiology of respiration
Breathing is the most normal thing in the world for us. We hardly think about it, even though we breathe in and out about 20,000 times per day. We breathe more when we are active and exerting ourselves, and we breathe less when we are...
Social skills increase quality of life
Today strawberry yogurt is on Anna’s* grocery list. In front of the dairy section she notices that she cannot reach the yogurt sitting in a wheelchair. Many stressed people are rushing through the crowded store during rush hour and she does not...
Mobilisation / Transferring
What do I need to consider with regard to the shoulders? The shoulder is the most heavily-strained joint with regard to mobilisation – that applies to sitting up and transferring. It is therefore important to protect the shoulders whenever it is...

About the Community
Most Recent Topics
2020-07-03 In Latest
A COVID inspiration porn?
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...
0
2020-06-08 In Latest
The world’s first MSc program in disability, design and innovation
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...
0
2020-05-19 In Latest
Globi, robots and Swiss Paraplegic Centre: a new book!
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...
0

Contact

Swiss Paraplegic Research
Guido A. Zäch Strasse 4
6207 Nottwil
Switzerland

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
T 0800 727 236 (from Switzerland, free of charge)
T +41 41 939 65 55 (from other countries, charges apply)

Be part of the Community – sign up now!