Wheelchair rights External Reports

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Here you will find external reports of interest.

Fighting to keep his benefits

Nova Scotia Department of Community Services told him he was no longer eligible for financial support. Community Services informed him recently that he would stop receiving his benefits because his spouse earns too much

see full article here. http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/fr/story/fighting-keep-his-benefits/32067

Blocking sidewalk -ADA-Accesible sidewalks-disabled people-Americans With Disabilities Act-

Published on Aug 10, 2014

Blocking sidewalk.-ADA -Americans With Disabilities Act-Wheelchair-Curb cuts-Crosswalks-Verterans- Sidewalks-Disabled-Cars blocking sidewalks-Seniors-Kids-Safety-Schools-Ac­cessible sidewalks

Wheelchair use in winter

Uploaded on Jan 17, 2008

For people who use wheelchairs, winter weather can make simple movement, like leaving a apartment, difficult.

What It’s Like To Be A Woman In A Wheelchair

Published on Mar 29, 2015

Santina is an actress, writer, and improviser—she’s also been in a wheelchair since she was 5 years old.

Accessible Sidewalks: Pedestrians who use Wheelchairs

Uploaded on May 10, 2010

Accessible Sidewalks: Pedestrians who use Wheelchairs – Access Board – – Accessible Sidewalks is a four-part video developed by the Access Board to illustrate access issues and considerations in the design of sidewalks. The series covers access for pedestrians with mobility impairments, including those who use wheelchairs, and pedestrians who are blind or have low vision.

How To: Choose a Wheelchair

Published on Aug 12, 2013

Welcome to Episode 1 of a How To video series presented by NCHPAD with the help of Mary Allison Cook, a wheelchair user for the past 23 years. She will lead us through a number of How To’s for the wheelchair user. In this video you will learn the important aspects of how to choose a wheelchair that is right for you.

How To: Transfer from Floor to Chair

 

Published on Feb 21, 2014

“Wheelchair-bound” is one of Mary Allison’s least favorite words. No one should feel stuck to his or her wheelchair. Transferring out of your wheelchair is an important skill to learn to increase independence and experience life from a different perspective. With a few simple steps, you too can hop in and out of your chair like a pro.

This video depicts the way Mary Allison has found to navigate life. What works for her may not be feasible for you. It is important to take proper precautions while trying new skills and note that some skills may not be safe for you to attempt.

How To: Hop, Pop, and Jump (Part One)

Published on Oct 28, 2013

Welcome to Episode 2: Part 1 of a How To video series presented by NCHPAD with the help of Mary Allison Cook, a wheelchair user for the past 23 years. She will lead us through a number of How To’s for the wheelchair user. In this video you will learn the important aspects of how to hop, pop, and jump in your wheelchair wherever you please.

This video depicts the way Mary Allison has found to navigate life. What works for her may not be feasible for you. It is important to take proper precautions while trying new skills and note that some skills may not be safe for you to attempt. In some cases riding an escalator may be prohibited for individuals who use a wheelchair.

How To: Hop, Pop, and Jump (Part Two)

Published on Oct 28, 2013

Welcome to Episode 2: Part 2 of a How To video series presented by NCHPAD with the help of Mary Allison Cook, a wheelchair user for the past 23 years. She will lead us through a number of How To’s for the wheelchair user. In this video you will learn the important aspects of how to hop, pop, and jump in your wheelchair wherever you please.

This video depicts the way Mary Allison has found to navigate life. What works for her may not be feasible for you. It is important to take proper precautions while trying new skills and note that some skills may not be safe for you to attempt. In some cases riding an escalator may be prohibited for individuals who use a wheelchair.

How To: Hop, Pop, and Jump (Part Three)

Published on Oct 28, 2013

Welcome to Episode 2: Part 3 of a How To video series presented by NCHPAD with the help of Mary Allison Cook, a wheelchair user for the past 23 years. She will lead us through a number of How To’s for the wheelchair user. In this video you will learn the important aspects of how to hop, pop, and jump in your wheelchair wherever you please.

This video depicts the way Mary Allison has found to navigate life. What works for her may not be feasible for you. It is important to take proper precautions while trying new skills and note that some skills may not be safe for you to attempt. In some cases riding an escalator may be prohibited for individuals who use a wheelchair.

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