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360° View of Sexuality in Wheelchair
40 29. May 2019

360° View of Sexuality in Wheelchair

The film “4 Feet: Blind Date” breaks the taboos on disability and sexuality

The Ableism of Environmental Protection
50 16. May 2019

The Ableism of Environmental Protection

Reducing pollution but sadly also the rights of people with disabilities

Commerce with wheelchair users?
43 10. May 2019

Commerce with wheelchair users?

These promotional wheelchair videos will warm your hearts. Maybe.

The Biggest Accessibility Failures
116 7. March 2019

The Biggest Accessibility Failures

Accessible facilities which make you laugh or cry

Feng Shui: lucky charm for SCI?
125 1. February 2019

Feng Shui: lucky charm for SCI?

Fortune telling and inspirations for the year of pig

Wheelchair versus buggy
287 12. October 2018

Wheelchair versus buggy

The battle of space

New disability access symbols
297 28. September 2018

New disability access symbols

Which one do you prefer?

“Don’t tell me what I can’t do”
409 14. August 2018

“Don’t tell me what I can’t do”

Portraying motor disabilities in movies and TV shows

The Accessibility of the Sharing Economy
312 8. August 2018

The Accessibility of the Sharing Economy

Uber, Airbnb… a share for everyone?

Communicating Spinal Cord Injury to Children
543 30. March 2018

Communicating Spinal Cord Injury to Children

How to make it easier?

Zero Discrimination: Between Dreams and Reality
526 1. March 2018

Zero Discrimination: Between Dreams and Reality

The truth behind the “superhumans” story

Dating People with Disability – “Why not?” or “Why? Not!”
530 14. February 2018

Dating People with Disability – “Why not?” or “Why? Not!”

How hard is it to date a person with/without disability?

Back to the Fashion Mainstream
664 5. February 2018

Back to the Fashion Mainstream

Fashion knows no boundaries

Paralympics and the Media
645 10. January 2018

Paralympics and the Media

Still a complicated relationship?

The Invisibility of Disability
481 1. December 2017

The Invisibility of Disability

Being invisibly disabled – a trick or a treat?

Things you should not say to wheelchair users
389 21. November 2017

Things you should not say to wheelchair users

Check out this witty BBC short film!

Which are the most accessible cities?
342 7. September 2017

Which are the most accessible cities?

With the award “Access City” the EU decorates accessible cities.

Highway Ban in India
370 19. August 2017

Highway Ban in India

Preventing SCI by targeting the unnecessary cause of road accidents – will it work?

Swiss Swiss but different. Being a minority in your own country.
431 7. August 2017

Swiss Swiss but different. Being a minority in your own country.

Take advantage of being different and contribute to shape different viewpoints.

We are one “Völkle”
752 31. July 2017

We are one “Völkle”

Many differences – few similarities – uniting elements.

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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...
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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...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Strong Man In The Wheelchair
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“If you have a heartbeat, there is still time for your dreams!”
Sean Stephenson on how to create powerful connections with people, because together all is possible.
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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...
Contractures
What are contractures and how do they develop? Contractures are shortenings of muscles, tendons or ligaments that have a limiting effect on the movements of the joints. The normal ability to move a joint is lost. Contractures are frequently...
Suctioning
In some cases, support is needed for cleaning the nasopharyngeal space and keeping it free from secretion. For this purpose, suctioning is performed through the nose and, if necessary, the mouth. This is particularly necessary if the nose cannot be...

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Most Recent Topics
2019-10-11 In Latest
The Mind-controlled Exoskeleton Suit
Recently, a paralysed man known as Thibault has been able to walk again using a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit during a clinical trial at Clinatec research centre in Grenoble, France. He has...
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2019-09-19 In Latest
Interabled Couple in Poland
Remember Shane & Hannah: the interabled couple we reported earlier this year? They got engaged just months after in June! In August, the couple took off to their second overseas trip together...
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2019-07-03 In Latest
UK’s “New” Disability Measures?
With 14 million people living with a disability in the country, the UK Prime Minister announced new measures last week to address the inequalities these people face. These measures include higher...
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