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  • Blog | Society

    The Biggest Accessibility Failures

    Accessible facilities which make you laugh or cry Accessible facilities which make you laugh or cry You know how people say don’t believe everything you find on the Internet. The other day, I saw these pictures online – I’d like so much to tell you...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/the-biggest-accessibility-failures-6053
  • Blog | Society

    Feng Shui: lucky charm for SCI?

    Fortune telling and inspirations for the year of pig Fortune telling and inspirations for the year of pig Now is the time of the year when many Asians are preparing for the lunar new year. We celebrate Lunar New Year pretty much like people celebrate...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/feng-shui-lucky-charm-for-sci-5836
  • Blog | Society

    Wheelchair versus buggy

    The battle of space The battle of space “Where shall I park my buggy?”, that’s a question I always ask myself on the train after becoming a mother last year. I simply can’t stop thinking about it, especially when I travel with the slow train, also...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/wheelchair-versus-buggy-4744
  • Blog | Society

    The Accessibility of the Sharing Economy

    Uber, Airbnb… a share for everyone? Uber, Airbnb… a share for everyone? Last November Airbnb reported its acquisition of Accomable, an accessible travel startup based in London. In less than half a year, they introduced 21 new accessibility filters...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/the-accessibility-of-the-sharing-economy-4218
  • Blog | Society

    Communicating Spinal Cord Injury to Children

    How to make it easier? How to make it easier? Life is full of challenges and it could get harder if you are to live with sudden illness or disability. It is not only patients who need time to adapt to the big changes in life but also their families and...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/communicating-spinal-cord-injury-to-children-3362
  • Blog | Society

    Zero Discrimination: Between Dreams and Reality

    The truth behind the “superhumans” story The truth behind the “superhumans” story Today is Zero Discrimination Day – an annual worldwide event first established in 2014 by the United Nations (UN) to combat discrimination against people living with...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/zero-discrimination-between-dreams-and-reality-3218
  • Blog | Society

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

    How hard is it to date a person with/without disability? How hard is it to date a person with/without disability? To date people with disability or not – this is not a new topic. When assistive technology and medical treatment continue to evolve and...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/dating-people-with-disability-8211-8220-why-not-8221-or-8220-why-not-8221-3142
  • Blog | Society

    Back to the Fashion Mainstream

    Fashion knows no boundaries Fashion knows no boundaries Being a small Asian girl, I often have difficulties shopping for clothes and shoes in Europe. I have to spend much time to run through different shops or even visit the kids section to finally...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/back-to-the-fashion-mainstream-3115
  • Blog | Society

    The Invisibility of Disability

    Being invisibly disabled – a trick or a treat? Being invisibly disabled – a trick or a treat? Not every disability is visible. This fact often puts people with “invisible disability” into difficult situations. Invisible disabilities, or hidden...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/the-invisibility-of-disability-2751
  • Blog | Society

    Highway Ban in India

    Preventing SCI by targeting the unnecessary cause of road accidents – will it work? Preventing SCI by targeting the unnecessary cause of road accidents – will it work? People are at risk of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) due to various incidents. In 2016,...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/society/highway-ban-in-india-2059
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    Love Beyond Wheelchair

    The “secret life” of interabled relationships The “secret life” of interabled relationships Love is a universal concept, which everyone knows and feels. However, not all kinds of love are well accepted and respected. For example, via protests and...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/love-beyond-wheelchair-5932
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    Orthotec – the All-round Company in Nottwil

    Support more than cars and wheelchairs Support more than cars and wheelchairs At the campus for people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Nottwil there is not only the hospital Swiss Paraplegic Centre. To show you more, Johannes and I had an exclusive...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/orthotec-8211-the-all-round-company-in-nottwil-5663
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    Rappers in Wheelchair

    “Bad boys” with good messages “Bad boys” with good messages Do you still remember how you met your first friend with spinal cord injury? Did it feel like you’ve finally met someone who can truly understand you, or someone whom you can relate to?...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/rappers-in-wheelchair-5544
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    The Man Who Rolls Blindly

    Mark Pollock conquers challenges with multiple disabilities Mark Pollock conquers challenges with multiple disabilities Today is the 3rd International Day of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI Day) . For this reason, in the Community we portray a man with SCI who...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/the-man-who-rolls-blindly-4433
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    Quadriplegic Doctor

    Treating patients in wheelchair Treating patients in wheelchair For the past year, many different spinal cord injury (SCI) stories of patients have been shared in the Community. Today I’d like to share with you the story of a SCI doctor. However, he’s...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/quadriplegic-doctor-3895
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    Becoming Parents with Spinal Cord Injury

    Four stories about the eternal “labour” Four stories about the eternal “labour” Today is the International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day. On this special day, I’d like to share with you stories of a special kind of labours. These labours are...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/becoming-parents-with-spinal-cord-injury-3541
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    Chi Wai Lai: Climbing a Different Mountain – in Wheelchair

    Once a “Spiderman”, still a “Spiderman”! And bun-scrambling… Once a “Spiderman”, still a “Spiderman”! And bun-scrambling… While thinking about living with spinal cord injury or in a wheelchair, people’s first thought could be that they have to give up...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/chi-wai-lai-climbing-a-different-mountain-8211-in-wheelchair-2477
  • Blog | Portraits & Stories

    Kit Wan, our Blogger from Hong Kong

    Our English blog author introduces herself to the Community. Our English blog author introduces herself to the Community. Hello, Community members! I’m Kit Wan, the English blog author for the Community. Born and raised in Hong Kong, I moved to...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/portraits-stories/kit-wan-our-blogger-from-hong-kong-1999
  • Blog | News

    Making Assistive Devices Accessible and Affordable

    This hospital finds assistive solutions for children with disabilities This hospital finds assistive solutions for children with disabilities Assistive devices and technologies are important for people with disabilities. They maintain and improve their...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/news/making-assistive-devices-accessible-and-affordable-6790
  • Blog | News

    The Wheelchair Magic Strap

    A tiny tool which makes a subtle difference to wheelchair users’ lives A tiny tool which makes a subtle difference to wheelchair users’ lives How often does this happen to you? Source: https://adaptdefy.com/lapstacker Previously we’ve reported about...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/news/the-wheelchair-magic-strap-6329
  • Blog | News

    Wheelchair Buddy

    Making wheelchairs something cool to have? Making wheelchairs something cool to have? Imagine going out with your wheelchair, but not on your wheelchair, like walking a dog. How does this idea sound to you? A wheelchair of such was presented this year...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/news/wheelchair-buddy-5461
  • Blog | News

    Reto, the Wheelchair Designer (Part 1)

    The conceptualization of the Reagiro wheelchair The conceptualization of the Reagiro wheelchair What does a designer do? “I google myself and my project every two months because I want to know where it’s being published.” I’m not sure if every designer...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/news/reto-the-wheelchair-designer-part-1-4991
  • Blog | News

    Reto, the Wheelchair Designer (Part 2)

    We tested Reagiro, the backrest steering manual wheelchair We tested Reagiro, the backrest steering manual wheelchair My first ever wheelchair ride, which I still rely much on both hands to operate the Reagiro. Who doesn’t like the feeling of freedom?...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/news/reto-the-wheelchair-designer-part-2-5218
  • Blog | News

    The Community at Rollivision 2018

    More than wheelchairs and SCI More than wheelchairs and SCI What an amazing Saturday we had on 23 June! That day the Community made its first public appearance at the 19th Rollivision at Swiss Paraplegic Centre, Nottwil. Rollivision is a specialized...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/news/the-community-at-rollivision-2018-3969
  • Blog | News

    Guides on Support Needs of SCI Adults

    Review and communicate your needs with these practical guides. Review and communicate your needs with these practical guides. Proper care and support are crucial to the rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Since everyone has...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/news/guides-on-support-needs-of-sci-adults-3012
  • Blog | News

    Chi Wai Lai Nominated for the “Sports Oscar”

    Disability is NOT a limit – cast your vote by January 2nd! Disability is NOT a limit – cast your vote by January 2nd! In October we introduced you the story of Chi Wai Lai , an athlete from Hong Kong who conquered the physical limitations as a...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/news/chi-wai-lai-nominated-for-the-8220-sports-oscar-8221-2859
  • Blog | News

    The Innovative Standing Wheelchair

    A wheelchair that allows you to stand, sit, and roll with it, not one at a time but at the same time! A wheelchair that allows you to stand, sit, and roll with it, not one at a time but at the same time! Who hasn’t dreamed about new, fun and useful...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/news/the-innovative-standing-wheelchair-1916
  • Latest Tips

    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 accessibility standards for new housing, greater...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/latest-tips/uk-s-new-disability-measures
  • Forum | Assistive Technology

    RE: Scewo

    I'm sorry to hear about his disappointment and frustration over inventions which are meant for good purposes. But critical comment like this is really discouraging and once again shows that it is not easy to promote science and research. Let's not...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/forum/assistive-technology/post/641-scewo#reply-1621
  • Forum | Assistive Technology

    RE: Scewo

    Hi Wheelie! I also learnt about this wheelchair on a German TV show earlier last month:[video]uLLQNW[/video]Watch from around 1:02:25. They talked about it about 5 minutes, not too long... but I think it's rather cool to briefly learn about the...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/forum/assistive-technology/post/641-scewo#reply-1618

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