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Wheelchair Accessibility At Home

If you are wheelchair bound, you will definitely need to make some changes to your lifestyle and your living [caption id="attachment_329" align="right" width="240" caption="Wheelchair Accessibility"][/caption] environments so you do not have difficulty getting around and accessing things at home. We have compiled some tips you might find handy when you are considering how to increase the wheelcha...
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Disability Communications: Talking With Disabled People

Too often a lack of knowledge about disability, or understanding of how people manage disability day-to-day, prevents people from interacting with each other. People with a disability have the same interests, aspirations, skills and faults as anyone else. In fact, when you have a conversation with a person with a disability, you will probably find you have plenty of stories and experiences to shar...
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Disability Health: Yoga For Disabilities

Stretching is always helpful for the body.  Yoga is a great way to calm your body, stretch your mucles.  Even better, it's accessible to people with disabilities. Yoga Helps All Disabilities The gentle stretching of yoga and its centered-breathing discipline can benefit people who may have arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, or osteoporosis as well as those who have had a stro...
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Disability Insurance: Medicaid vs Medicare

When considering disability insurance, people are often confused about Medicaid and Medicare. Some people know there is a difference between the two but do not quite know exactly what it is. Other people are not even aware that Medicaid differs from Medicare. What Is Medicaid Health Insurance? Medicaid is a program funded by states and the federal government to provide various insurance coverages ...
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Help In The Disabled Kitchen For Visually Impaired

Whether you're preparing a meal for one or a feast for family and friends, there are ways to make your kitchen work for you if you are blind. Blind Person's Kitchen: Getting Organized Develop a system so you know where your utensils, spices and ingredients are stored. And make sure that other family members are aware so that they return things to their proper places. Labeling with large print...
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Disabled People: Famous People With Disabilities

There are lots of famous people who have made it big and did not let their disability get to them. Here are some of the most famous people and the disabilities that might have held them back, but did not stop them from achieving great heights. Albert Einstein The Mathematician/Physicist who had a learning disability and did not speak until age 3. He had a very difficult time doing maths in school...
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Disability Types: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Exercise

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is an illness characterised by extreme exhaustion. Other common symptoms include aching muscles, joint pains, headache, sore throat and flu-like feelings. The cause is unknown and recovery can take years. In some cases, people don’t recover and suffer relapses throughout their lives. Exercise is often a problem for people with CFS b...
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Disability Sports: Have You Tried Wheelchair Basketball?

Many people often assume that because you are disabled you have no right to play sport but tell that to the paralympics and the extremely successful Special Olympics. One of the most common disabled sports is wheelchair basketball. It is one of the most widely played sports by disabled people around the world. (more…)
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Disability Types: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extremely debilitating condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that can trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults such as rape or mugging, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat. Military troops who served in Vietnam a...
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Disability Safety: Bathroom Safety Tips For Disabled People

The bathroom is one of the places in your home where the ability to do things independently is extremely important. While in the bathroom, most people want to be alone if at all possible. Showering, bathing, shaving, brushing your hair, brushing your teeth. Though these are activities that many take for granted, people with limb differences can find them very difficult to do alone. Your daily gro...
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