Friday, June 29, 2007

Car returned to man with disability

A recent story in the Indy Star shows the cruelty of some and the kindness of others. A man's adapted vehicle to be used with his wheelchair was stolen. However, another man stumbled on the stolen vehicle in the woods and called the police. The man has now been reunited with his wheels.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Race to the finish line

In a move toward equality, international track officials have decided that a South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius who has two prosthetic legs can compete against able-bodied runners. Initially, there had been a ruling against runners who benefited from "artificial help." Pistorius is now dreaming of the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. If he qualifies, he would be the first runner with a physical disability to compete in the Olympics.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Enabling all to share their gifts

People with disabilities may need special accomodations but there are many opportunities to enjoy activities such as karaoke and sports. One local organization provides such possibilities for adults and children with disabilities.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Soccer on wheels

Power soccer is a sport played with power wheelchairs. A plow-like device is attached to the front of the footrest which enables the player to dribble, turn and pass the over-sized ball.

The three-day Power Soccer National Tournament was played at the Fishers Fieldhouse last weekend, during which 21 teams were featured from across the country, including eight from Indiana. Team USA, with four players hailing from Indiana, will travel to Tokyo Oct. 8-13 for the Power Soccer World Cup.

G O O O O O O O O O O O O O O A L !

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Alzheimer's cases could quadruple by 2050

Some sobering statistics about the wild increase in Alzheimer's disease. The idea that one in 85 people will have the brain-destroying disease in 40 years is mind-boggling. See the full article at:

Friday, June 8, 2007

Semi Pushes Man In Wheelchair Down Highway

Who needs an amusement park?

Wednesday afternoon, a semi truck in Michigan unknowingly pushed a man in a wheelchair down the road at approximately 50 mph. The rubber on the wheelchair's tires were mostly burned away when the truck stopped, but the man is safe and there was no other apparent damage to the wheelchair.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Epilepsy fears over 2012 Olympics footage

After reports that animation caused epileptic seizures, some footage from the organizers' website promoting the London 2012 Olympics has been removed.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Disability Info at your fingertips!

The folks at Google have done it again! You can now create custom search engines to help you get the best results in a given topic without having to slog through all of the unrelated results. To help you find disability related info, we've created a custom search engine and placed it at the bottom of the right hand column of this blog. Do you have a disability site you frequently use that you think should be added to the search engine? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Privatization of workers with disabilities

Privatization has led 66 people to worry about their jobs being outsourced. These employees perform the state government’s printing, copying, and mailing services jobs, which can lead to disabiling work-related back and hearing problems. The government provided them good benefits but now they worry what having a new employer means for their healthcare.