Environmental Control

What is Environmental Control? A system permitting remote control of electronic devices in the immediate surroundings. A person can independently turn lights, radio, and television on and off, answer or initiate phone calls, and unlock a door. Essentially any aspect of the environment can be controlled depending upon the system’s complexity. A hardware or software…

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Alternative Computer Access

Alternative Computer Access Resources Categories: Guides to Adaptive Technologies Transparent Hardware Interfaces Computer Access Software Input Devices/Switches Augmentative Communication Devices Speech Recognition/Voice Controlled Systems Products for the Blind/Visually Impaired Possible Funding Sources/Low Cost Assistive Technology Programs Books to Buy! Other Guides to Adaptive Technologies Abledata Computer Access About One Hand Typing and Keyboarding Assistive Devices…

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Mobility Resources

Categories: Power Wheelchairs Manual Wheelchairs All-Terrain Wheelchairs Wheelchair Accessories Scooters Abledata Factsheets Transportation Lifts/Ramps Other Books to Buy Power/Electric Wheelchairs 21st Century Scientific – Power Wheelchair Manufacturer Bruno Independent Living Aids’ Home Page Feather Wheelchairs – Lightweight Motorized Electric Wheelchairs Invacare Rehab Products Group – power and manual wheelchairs Sunrise Medical – Quickie Electric Wheelchairs…

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Caregiver Resources

Support for Caregivers CareGiver.com Caregiving.com – Helpling you help aging relitives Exceptional Parent Magazine – Eparent.com Extended Care Information Network. Lift Caregiving | Simplified Family Caregiver Support, Help and Advice | Caring for Aging Parents National Caregivers Library Family Caregiver Alliance NEWSGROUP: alt.support.disabled.caregivers National Family Caregivers Association National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Today’s Caregiver…

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Service Dogs

Service dogs (and other animals) provide assistance to individuals with a wide range of disabilities. In the broadest sense, they include assistance dogs for people with mobility impairments, hearing dogs, guide dogs for people who are blind, therapy dogs, and dog partners. The sites listed below provide general information about service dogs. Due to space…

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Top-Ten Disability Blogs

Since becoming more serious about my online presence, and blogging regularly, I have come across several high quality websites that cover disability topics very well. In no particular order, I encourage you to visit these sites and connect with the authors of the best disability blogs I have seen. Get Mobilized! http://getmobilized.ca/ Jeff Preston, a…

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Best US Cities for Wheeled Mobility Device Users

Most Livable US Cities for Wheelchair Users Author: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Published: Jul 26, 2010 (Revised: Jul 26, 2010) Abstract: Seattle, Denver, Chicago Among Top 20 Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users. Detail: Seattle, Denver, Chicago Among Top 20 Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users – Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation…

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Disability Stats

Disabilities in the US Source: U.S. Census Bureau Published: Jul 26, 2011 (Revised: Jul 26, 2011) Abstract: Figures facts and statistics relating to disability in America today supplied by the U.S. Census Bureau. Detail: Census Bureau News – Facts for Features: Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26. On July 26th 19 years ago,…

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U.S. Disability Statistics of School Age Children

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Published: Nov 17, 2011 (Revised: Jun 14, 2013) Abstract: Examines disability type school enrollment and geographic distribution for school-age children in the United States. Detail: This brief, based on 2010 American Community Survey estimates, examines disability type, school enrollment and geographic distribution for school-age children in the United States. The brief…

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The Expert Patient and Managing Chronic Health Challenges

Chronic Disease Management Abstract: Health concerns are usually classified as either acute or chronic. “The U.S. healthcare system as a whole remains plagued by deadly quality gaps that contribute to 42,000 to 79,000 avoidable deaths every year and $1.8 Billion in excess medical costs due to the system’s routine failure to provide needed care.” Detail:…

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Mobility Device Selection Tips

Selecting a Mobility Device Author: Patricia Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN Published: Jul 30, 2009 (Revised: Jan 16, 2010) Abstract: More than 100000 people were treated in the US for injuries related to wheelchairs and other mobility devices last year alone. Document Detail: In the past decade, the number of people injured while using a mobility…

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Accessible Travel Tips – Traveling with a Disability or Health Condition Author: Disabled World Published: Jul 01, 2010 (Revised: Nov 04, 2011) Abstract: List of accessible travel tips to make your journey easier if you have a disability or health condition. Document Detail: Most people don’t face any problems when they travel, but it’s possible…

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Tips for Traveling with Disabilities

Author: Helen Hecker Published: Dec 24, 2008 (Revised: Jun 12, 2013) Abstract: These disability travel tips and information for the disabled will help make trips tours holidays and vacations a lot easier. Document Detail: If you travel with a disability, handicap, physical limitation, mobility limitation, or developmental disability, have special needs, or use an electric…

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Travel and Medications – Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Routine

Author: American Pharmacists Association Published: Nov 15, 2010 (Revised: Nov 15, 2010) Abstract: Medication use while traveling to ensure the proper usage storage and effectiveness of all medications. Document Detail: As the holiday season approaches, schedules become full of seasonal and familial activities and disruptions to our daily routines become the norm. Our health care…

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