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  • Blog | Society

    Disasters vs. disabilities – plan ahead!

    Preparing for emergencies as people with disabilities Preparing for emergencies as people with disabilities How ready are you when disaster strikes? If you are Swiss, you should be familiar with the list of emergency supplies recommended by The Federal...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/disasters-vs-disabilities-plan-ahead
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    The DIY magic between the interabled couple

    YouTuber and his incredible DIY projects with his paraplegic wife YouTuber and his incredible DIY projects with his paraplegic wife Zack Nelson has a passion in repairing things. In 2012, the American started sharing his passion on his YouTube channel...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/the-diy-magic-between-the-interabled-couple
  • Blog | Society

    Saving the disabled TV & movie industry

    It is time for more support for artists with disabilities as #ItPaysToBeInclusive It is time for more support for artists with disabilities as #ItPaysToBeInclusive How many TV or movie characters with disabilities can you name? Among them, how many are...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/saving-the-disabled-tv-movie-industry
  • Blog | Society

    Exploring sexuality with sexual assistants

    People with disabilities in search of sexual pleasure and better well-being People with disabilities in search of sexual pleasure and better well-being Being asexual is one of the common misconceptions about people with disabilities. On the contrary,...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/exploring-sexuality-with-sexual-assistants
  • Blog | Travel & Leisure

    Wheelchair bodybuilding and Adaptive CrossFit

    Playing to strengths in wheelchair Playing to strengths in wheelchair “Every single person has the right to be fit, strong and healthy.” Arnold Schwarzenegger, the world-famous champion bodybuilder and actor, told the audience, including wheelchair...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/travel-leisure/wheelchair-bodybuilding-and-adaptive-crossfit
  • Blog | Science

    Simulating disability: what works and what doesn’t?

    Reconsider the purpose of disability simulation activities Reconsider the purpose of disability simulation activities About empathy , you have probably heard sayings similar to the following, “You can only see a different perspective if you put...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/science/simulating-disability-what-works-and-what-doesn-t
  • Latest Tips

    Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones with Disabilities

    Are you all set for the holiday season? Still looking for unconventional gifts to add some extra fun for your loved ones in wheelchair? Then read on! The British accessibility consultant Emily Yates has recently shared in this article her favorite...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/holiday-gift-ideas-for-your-loved-ones-with-disabilities
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    The 2021 Disability Power 100

    Recently, Shaw Trust , a British charity for the disabled and disadvantaged people, has announced the Disability Power 100 for 2021. Established in 2018, the Disability Power 100 list is announced annually to celebrate Britain’s most influential people...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/the-2021-disability-power-100
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    Wheelchair burlesque: not just a fantasy!

    Directing the spotlight from the wheelchairs to the burlesque performers Directing the spotlight from the wheelchairs to the burlesque performers “As disabled people, we’re told a lot that we don’t have the right to feel sexy, that we don’t have the...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/wheelchair-burlesque-not-just-a-fantasy
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    Venice builds ramps to become more wheelchair-accessible

    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...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/venice-builds-ramps-to-become-more-wheelchair-accessible
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    BFH Event in Nottwil: “Innovations for People with Spinal Cord Injury: New Freedom through Movement”

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

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/bfh-event-in-nottwil-innovations-for-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-new-freedom-through-movement
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    More TV coverage & more presenters with disabilities for Paralympics

    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...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/more-tv-coverage-more-presenters-with-disabilities-for-paralympics
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    The world turns purple for #WeThe15

    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...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/the-world-turns-purple-for-wethe15
  • Blog | Society

    Achieving AI fairness for people with disabilities

    Extending inclusion to the world of artificial intelligence Extending inclusion to the world of artificial intelligence For the benefits of lower operational costs and better efficiency, more and more companies adopt artificial intelligence (AI) for...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/achieving-ai-fairness-for-people-with-disabilities
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    The new and superb Swiss made OT FOXX racing wheelchair

    “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...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/the-new-and-superb-swiss-made-ot-foxx-racing-wheelchair
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    Free online adapted fitness classes

    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...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/free-online-adapted-fitness-classes
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    Wheelchair boxing: more than combat sport

    The adaptive sport igniting the inner flame and fighting disability prejudice The adaptive sport igniting the inner flame and fighting disability prejudice Boxing has always been a sport that creates different feelings. Some think it should be banned...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/wheelchair-boxing-more-than-combat-sport
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    A Winning Mindset: an empowering Paralympic podcast series

    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...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/a-winning-mindset-an-empowering-paralympic-podcast-series
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    ESA is looking for astronauts with disabilities for the first time

    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...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/esa-is-looking-for-astronauts-with-disabilities-for-the-first-time
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    The anime and Paralympics crossover

    You like anime and you like sports? Then you’d enjoy this: the Paralympic anime! In support of the upcoming Paralympics in Tokyo, the Japanese broadcaster NHK World has created a series of anime showcasing the charm of Paralympic Games! The series is...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/the-anime-and-paralympics-crossover
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    Bedridden, working as a waiter from home

    As the science of artificial intelligence continues to advance, robots have increasingly becoming part of our lives. Nowadays it is rather common to use robots as caregivers or pets for the elderly and people with disabilities. While robots have...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/bedridden-working-as-a-waiter-from-home
  • Blog | Society

    Disability disclosure in education – good or bad?

    Inclusive education in practice Inclusive education in practice Living in a world mainly constructed for the able-bodied, there is often little flexibility on when and how people with disabilities disclose their disabilities. Disability disclosure...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/disability-disclosure-in-education-good-or-bad
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    An unconventional book on ignoring disability

    "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...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/an-unconventional-book-on-ignoring-disability
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    Wheelchair chefs: the success stories

    Disabilities matter but ambition rules Disabilities matter but ambition rules Resuming work after spinal cord injury (SCI) is a struggle for many. Often people with SCI have difficulties to keep their pre-injury jobs because of their change of physical...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/wheelchair-chefs-the-success-stories
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    Free masks for high-risk patients with SCI

    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...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/free-masks-for-high-risk-patients-with-sci
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    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 Israeli wheelchair tennis player and Paralympics...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/a-covid-inspiration-porn
  • Blog | Society

    Wheelchair users’ game of thorns

    The fight for personal space, safety and independence The fight for personal space, safety and independence In the famous TV fantasy series “Game of Thrones”, characters battle to become the heir to the Iron Throne: the seat for the king of the Seven...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/wheelchair-users-game-of-thorns
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    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 be changed and a world-class university in U.K. is on...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/the-world-s-first-msc-program-in-disability-design-and-innovation
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    The eye-catching disability icebreaker

    Wheelchair covers that spark conversations and connections Wheelchair covers that spark conversations and connections How much of your childhood dreams or activities still play a part in your adulthood? In Ireland, two sisters have turned their...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/the-eye-catching-disability-icebreaker
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    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 after an accident. Globi gets to learn all about the new...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/globi-robots-and-swiss-paraplegic-centre-a-new-book

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