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The Wheelchair Series: What the Spinal Cord Injury Consumer Needs to Know

Becoming a wheelchair expert increases your ability to get a wheelchair that truly meets your needs. While it is not possible or a single handout to teach all there is to know, topics covered by the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center on Getting the Right Wheelchair, The Manual Wheelchair and The Power Wheelchair include key information that can support your ongoing development of wheelchair knowledge.

AbleData

Sponsored by the US Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), AbleData provides an extensive list of assistive devices. Product listings contain a short description and information on price, manufacturer and where to find it. This resource can assist you in learning about new developments in assistive technology and do-it-yourself ideas.

AbleNet

A world leader in assistive technology, curriculum, and services to help individuals with disabilities lead productive and fulfilling lives. 

Level the Curve

At Level the Curve, we aim to make everyday life easier for people by creating products that adapt to the customers’ needs and wants, and at a low price. The result is a consumer-oriented approach which caters specifically to, as our name suggests, “leveling the curve” as well as the “playing field” for the persons with disabilities.

Triumph Foundation
A non-profit organization whose mission is to help individuals with Spinal Cord Injury triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day. Their Grants helps individuals get necessary Adaptive Equipment for activities of daily living, make Home Modifications for wheelchair accessibility, enable the Return to Work reintegrating back into the community, and maintain Therapeutic Activities for health and wellness.

Getting Back Up

Provide qualified and selected individuals with funding for participation in exercise-based recovery programs and the purchase of adaptable products. These programs and products have been proven to greatly improve the physical and emotional well-being of the injured individual.

AssistiveTech.net: National Public Website on Assistive Technology

This website, offers a catalogue of assistive technology products along with updates on the latest technological advances. Here you’ll find products with user comments that you are able to compare by using the site’s product comparison tool. There’s also a helpful encyclopedia of assistive technology terms and facts called ATWiki that’s accessible through this site.

Center for Assistive Technology

The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) provides information and referral services on assistive technology to people in the Western New York Region including a topy and equipment lending center for families in early intervention programs, child care centers, family child care homes, and early intervention service providers.

Makoa

Has a comprehensive listing of products, services, and resources to make computing accessible to people with disabilities.

Center for Universal Design

Part of the College of Design at North Carolina State University, CUD strives to provide research, education and services related to accessible design across all environments including housing, buildings, and outdoors. Here you’ll find information on the most useful design solutions, as well as technical assistance in constructing accessibility improvements to your home.

Friends of Disabled Adults & Children

FODAC’s mission is to provide durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs and hospital beds at little or no cost to the disabled and their families. We seek to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages who have any type of illness or physical disability.

IM Able Foundation – Adaptive Equipment Grants
IM ABLE Grants are awarded to disabled individuals, providing hand-cycles and other adaptive athletic gear, as well as instructional training programs for those in need. Our purpose is to unleash the potential in physically challenged children and adults to be more active, enjoy the benefits of physical fitness, and spend more time in the great outdoors

Sportaid

Sportaid is not just another catalog/internet provider on adapted equipment.

UroMed

Online site designed to help wheelchair users access the urology supplies they need.

Allegro Medical

One of the largest and most online supplier for health care products and supplies.

HandiHelp.net

Handihelp.net is a website that contains simple ideas and tools that are either inexpensive to purchase or cost little to make. Hopefully, these suggestions will help persons with physical challenges in overcoming some of the frustrations they face and enable them to live a more active life. Explore Handi Products for a select group of commercially available products that may be of help to you.

ScootAround

Offers scooter and wheelchair rentals in dozens of North American destinations.

Adaptive Cooking Tools

Accessible Chef was able to test out adaptive cooking tools.  Resources are divided into tools that make the physical aspects of cooking easier, tools that are safer for those with disabilities to operate, and tools that assist with the cognitive skills necessary for cooking. 

 

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