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Spend a Day in a Wheelchair - Jeffrey Preston

Spend a Day in a Wheelchair – Jeffrey Preston.

Interesting take on the issue of widespread disrespect for people who we consider dis-abled. The author rejects the pity response to disability he says is encouraged by ‘spend a day in a wheelchair’ initiatives. 336 more words

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Semper Fidelis yet Semper Gumby

In my time with the Marines (as I was a Hospital Corpsman who spent 3 years with them as their “Doc”), I learned both Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful) and the try meaning of Semper Gumby (Always Flexible).   387 more words

Service Dogs

Without doubts Google Glass has the unique potential to form the basis for a new generation of portable brain-computer interfaces. Now Neurogadget has the honour to introduce to you one…

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Technology

#DisabilityPrivilege

 For all my bitching about disability struggles, I could stand to blog a bit about disability privilege. No, I’m not talking about getting the parking spot closest to the mall door, or front row seats at movies(though those are definite situational perks), I mean the different ways in which different physical disabilities dictate how we are seen by others. 939 more words

Bad Puns And Sarcasm

Have you ever thought?

This coming Friday in South Africa we recognise people with disabilities. To do this we purchase a sticker and dress up in a themed manner. Sounds fun, doesn’t it. 650 more words

Exercising with a disability

Over the past month or so I’ve had a lot of trouble with my legs. The straps from my artificial legs are uncomfortable and are causes my legs to break down and bleed. 248 more words

Amputee

A Trip To Salzburg With Lou And My Wheelchair: Part 2 - Salzburg

On arriving in Salzburg, after a nice short flight from London (more on that in a later post), we were efficiently helped off the plane and were soon out into the city. 814 more words

Travel