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    COLUMBIA MOBILITY OPPORTUNITIES SOCIETY 733 views CAN When quadriplegic Sam Sullivan founded BCMOS in 1985 his goal was to make it possible for people with disabilities to access British Columbia s great outdoors Sam wanted to surmount the barriers posed by the outdoor environment thus making it possible for people to experience nature while participating in recreational activities His dream led to the development of an ultralight flying program a disabled sailing program as well as various adventure expeditions such as Kayaking in Costa Rica This was followed by the development of BCMOS Wilderness Access programs enabling an adapted low impact access into the backcountry Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link JUBILEE SAILING TRUST 674 views UK Welcome to the Jubilee Sailing Trust JST a unique charity that aims to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing JST owns and operates two tall ships LORD NELSON and TENACIOUS These magnificent ships are the only two vessels in the world that have been purpose designed and built to enable a crew of mixed physical abilities to sail side by side on equal terms Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link NO BARRIERS USA 63 views USA To unleash the potential of the human spirit Through transformative experiences tools and inspiration we help people embark on a quest to contribute their absolute best to the world In the process we foster a community of curious brave and collaborative explorers who are determined to live the No Barriers Life Check out the No Barriers Summit Arts Adventure clinics for an overview of the initiatives undertaken by people from a wide range of ability backgrounds and interests Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link NORTHEAST ADVENTURES INC 641 views USA Making challenge course programs accessible for participants with disabilities With the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act adventure learning programs and challenge courses are required to make their programs accessible to all participants regardless of their physical or emotional ability Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link NORTHEAST PASSAGE USA 537 views USA The mission of NORTHEAST PASSAGE is to create an environment where individuals with disabilities can recreate with the same freedom of choice quality of life and independence as their non disabled peers Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link SPLORE 517 views USA SPLORE is a Utah based non profit organization dedicated to providing high quality outdoor adventure programs to people with disabilities and special needs Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link TELLURIDE ADAPTIVE SKI PROGRAM 777 views USA The mission of the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program TASP is to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to experience the freedom of skiing horseback riding and other recreational opportunities and to make the outdoors accessible by using adaptive teaching techniques Click Here report broken link THE ADAPTIVE SPORTS CENTRE 654 views USA The Adaptive Sports Centre in Colorado provides recreational opportunities for people with a full range of ability

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    845 views USA Scroll down the page on the above website to find the following story At age 19 Norman was in the second year of a contract with a Midwestern tire company and was paid to live his dream racing non wing sprint cars However during summer 1970 Norman was in a racing accident that resulted in a C5 6 spinal cord injury Due to his training as a medic he was painfully aware that his life s dream had just ended After moving to San Diego old dreams resurfaced and Norman built and ran a dune buggy in the desert earned his pilots license flying sailplanes and started dreaming about racing again Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link ORGANISATIONS BACK AMG ACCESSING THE GREAT OUTDOORS 1070 views AUST Able Management Group AMG is a non profit member based charity for disabled persons wanting to access the Alpine High Country of Australia From snow sports to buggy riding and 4 Wheel driving We even go paragliding and microlighting of the Alpine High Country No matter what your disability its about your ability Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link BIG BEAR COUN TREE 752 views USA Paralyzed or Disabled But still love adventurous activities in the great outdoors like hunting fishing camping and shooting Want to leave the wheelchair or crutches behind Come to Oregon and check out my atv s adaptive equipment and see what works best for you Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link EXTREME CHAIRING 831 views USA Welcome to Extreme Chairing com the largest adaptive action and adventure sports website in the world Extreme Chairing uses funds to help people with high level injuries and limited mobility get involved in adventure sports This site and organization is created for all people who enjoy watching or participating in action adventure sports This organization is here to teach both able bodied and disabled people that life does not have to stop due to a severe injury or living life with a disability Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link PRODUCTS BACK MC MOBILITY SYSTEMS USA 686 views USA The Sport Lift Pickup is an exciting new addition to Braun s Personal Mobility Product Line For the first time ever wheelchair users can enjoy an accessible vehicle that will truly take them anywhere Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link PROBLEM MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING 713 views AUST PME was founded in 1989 by Bill Georgas after he became a paraplegic Very unhappy with the hand controls that were fitted to his vehicle Bill soon realised there was a great need for quality automotive engineering services for the physically disabled With his previous engineering background including vast experience in the automotive industry Bill set about creating something very special Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link RURAL PURSUIT VEHICLE 1379 views UK The RPV is a state of the art all terrain vehicle designed specifically for the wheelchair user The RPV ATV is designed to give the disabled freedom

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    million Australians with a print disability Our members services are designed to provide easy access to the diverse range of printed information that 83 of Australians take their ability to read on a daily basis for granted Combining the depth of information found in print the dedication of over 1650 trained volunteers with the immediacy of radio is the essence of an RPH radio reading service Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link TALKING NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF THE UK 762 views UK providing national newspapers and magazines on audio tape computer disk e mail internet download and CD ROM for visually impaired and disabled people who find reading a strain Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link PRODUCTS BACK INDEPENDANT LIVING AIDS 706 views USA Independent Living Aids Inc is the oldest privately held mail order company in the United States of products for individuals who are visually impaired or blind Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link INDEPENDANT LIVING AIDS 497 views USA Independent Living Aids Inc is the oldest privately held mail order company in the United States of products for individuals who are visually impaired or blind Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link TALKING TAPES TEXTBOOKS

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    I had both legs amputated below the knee 23 years ago log on to www markinglis co nz to get the whole story That was before I realized that in this life each and everyone of us can do anything we put our minds to On the 27th of September 2004 I stood on the summit of Cho Oyu at 8201m the worlds 6th highest mountain and looked directly across at Everest only about 650m higher and knew that what I was seeing was my next challenge Click Here AMPUTEE report broken link MARK WELLMAN No Limits 868 views USA A freak accident on his descent of the Seven Gables in the John Muir Wilderness left him paralyzed from the waist down in 1982 Mark has continued his love for climbing with the help of his climbing partner Mike Corbett In 1989 they made history with their ascent of the 3 000 foot face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park Click Here PARAPLEGIA report broken link MILES HILTON BARBER 826 views UK Despite being blind for over 25 years Miles has still lived his dreams encouraging us to realise that The only limits in our lives are those we accept ourselves Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link TIM ASHWOOD S Adventure Therapy 919 views USA Adventure therapy was set up to record how climbing and hiking has helped to improve my cerebral palsy When I get the chance to do it fulltime my adventure therapies consist of climbing hiking workouts with weights and stretching Click Here CEREBAL PALSY report broken link TONY CHRISTIANSEN 1057 views NZ Your attitude dictates your altitude So says Tony Christiansen and as a keynote speaker to corporates and conferences double leg amputee Tony has built a reputation as a highly motivating inspiring and humorous speaker Tony s achievements have included being a qualified surf lifeguard black belt in Tae Kwon Do race car champion pilot husband and father of three just to mention a few things Click Here AMPUTEE report broken link WARREN MACDONALD A Test Of Will 1118 views CAN Warren Macdonald who in February this year became the first double above knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa s Mt Kilimanjaro 5895m last week 31st Oct 03 made the first successful ascent of it s kind of America s tallest vertical cliffface El Capitan Climbing via the route known as Tangerine Trip with Colorado speed climber Timmy O Neill Macdonald spent 4 days on the vertical face using a modified ascender that required him to perform approximately 3000 pull ups to reach the 2500ft summit Click Here AMPUTEE report broken link NEWS MEDIA BACK OUTSTANDING AMPUTEE MARK CONQUERS EVEREST 3603 views AUST Sir Edmund Hillary has hailed double amputee Mark Inglis s conquering of Mt Everest a remarkable effort Inglis who lost his lower legs to frostbite 23 years ago reached the summit of the world s highest peak overnight the first double amputee ever to do so Click Here

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    to that huge majority of the world s population who would love to have a go at sailing but find it too difficult or uninviting to do so Whether as a recreation a competition sport or a therapeutic activity the Access Dinghy design features allow total novices of any ability to sail with little or no tuition nearly regardless of the conditions Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link ACCESS DINGHIES NSW 501 views AUST Access Dinghies were designed to appeal to that huge majority of the world s population who would love to have a go at sailing but find it too difficult or uninviting to do so Whether as a recreation a competition sport or a therapeutic activity the Access Dinghy design features allow total novices of any ability to sail with little or no tuition nearly regardless of the conditions Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link ACCESS TO SAILING 513 views USA ATS programs have provided powerful life changing rehabilitation to thousands of hospital patients recovering from traumatic injury or illness such as spinal cord damage stroke head injury vision and hearing impairment chronic disease and developmental disability Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link BAY AREA ASSOCIATION OF DISABLED SAILORS 504 views USA We believe sailing is the sport where disabled people feel most able Thus BAADS seeks to make all aspects of sailing in the San Francisco Bay Area accessible This includes full participation in teaching sailing cruising racing and developing engineering designs for adaptive equipment to benefit people with diverse abilities Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link BLIND SAILING INTERNATIONAL 546 views INT L Blind Sailing International is the governing body for competitive international sailing for persons who are blind or visually impaired Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link BLIND SAILING NEW ZEALAND 533 views NZ The Official Website of The New Zealand Council for Sailing for the Blind and Vision Impaired Inc Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link CHALLENGE AMERICA 632 views USA Adaptive sailing forf kids and adults with disabilities Located in San Diego Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link DISABLED SAILING ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 545 views CAN Part of the joy for Terry LeBlanc is working the entire experience by intuition as much as by mariner s skills He merely needs to bite breathe and think to sail his boat and gain an intense feeling of freedom on the waters of Vancouver s English Bay It s mostly due to the Sip n Puff technology of the Martin 16 sailboat that LeBlanc uses Sailors to chose either trimming the sails or directing the tiller simply by biting the plastic straw The interface of hardware and firmware allows even a high level quadriplegic to operate a sailboat Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link INTERNATIONAL ACCESS DINGHIES ASSOCIATION 796 views INT L The international governing body for all things sailing with access dinghies Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR DISABLED SAILING 1265 views

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    Click Here PARAPLEGIA report broken link NEWS MEDIA BACK SPORTS N SPOKES MAGAZINE Underwater Wonders 518 views USA During her first scuba diving trip Sakuko Kato 36 who has a quadriplegic spinal cord injury viewed the rich varied beauty of the brilliantly colored coral and tropical fish Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link ORGANISATIONS BACK CAMEL DIVE CLUB 756 views AFRICA Find out about diving for disabled people in Sharm El Sheik Red Sea Egypt Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link EELS ON WHEELS 891 views USA The Eels on Wheels Adaptive SCUBA Program provides people with the opportunity to dive at their own ability level by certifying divers through the Handicapped SCUBA Association HSA Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link EXTREME CHAIRING 831 views USA Welcome to Extreme Chairing com the largest adaptive action and adventure sports website in the world Extreme Chairing uses funds to help people with high level injuries and limited mobility get involved in adventure sports This site and organization is created for all people who enjoy watching or participating in action adventure sports This organization is here to teach both able bodied and disabled people that life does not have to stop due to a severe injury or living life with a disability Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link HANDICAPPED SCUBA ASSOCIATION 653 views USA Founded in 1981 The Handicapped Scuba Association a non profit organization has dedicated itself to improving the physical and social well being of people with disabilities through the exhilarating sport of scuba diving and in doing so has become the worldwide authority in the field Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link POSEIDEN HANDICAP SCUBA ADVENTURES 558 views USA Challenges are about changes in how we view ourselves each other even the world around us Challenges are about

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    able bodied individuals can compete using the same rules and essentially the same equipment More importantly he ll say it is clean wholesome fun Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link SPORTS N SPOKES MAGAZINE Bow Hunting 528 views USA Anyone who is present when someone with a physical challenge first picks up a bow and arrow and sets his or her sights on a deer knows that beginner s excitement Sharing in that adrenaline rush is one of Charlie Pangle s job s perks You re dealing with people who have been unable to fulfill a dream they ve had because of an accident illness or a war Click Here report broken link ORGANISATIONS BACK AUSTRALIAN DISABLED CLAY TARGET ASSOCIATION 1200 views AUST The Brisbane Gun Club once again hosted the Australian Disabled National Championships this time over Easter 2002 Shooters came from around Queensland NSW and Victoria to take part in what has become an annual event on the Disabled Shooting Calendar It was great to see the turnout for this shoot a happier bunch of shooters you will never meet Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link BIG BEAR COUN TREE 752 views USA Paralyzed or Disabled But still love adventurous activities in the great outdoors like hunting fishing camping and shooting Want to leave the wheelchair or crutches behind Come to Oregon and check out my atv s adaptive equipment and see what works best for you Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link BUCKMASTERS AMERICAN DEER FOUNDATION DISABLED SERVICES 651 views USA The purpose of Buckmasters American Deer Foundation s Solutions for Adaptive Shooting video is to let people know that they can hunt and shoot with success no matter how extensive their disability Solutions for Adaptive Shooting presents physically challenged individuals from across the country who have devised ingenious ways to get back into the great outdoors with rifles shotguns pistols and crossbows Click Here report broken link FOLLOW ME OUTDOORS 581 views USA Resources for the Disabled Hunter and Outdoorsman helping those with disabilities make life in the Great Outdoors accessible Well worth a look Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link US NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION DISABLED SHOOTING SERVICES 887 views USA Shooting is one of the finest and most versatile sports available to us It s one of the few sports that doesn t limit participation It can be enjoyed by men and women by youngsters and senior citizens and by individuals or members of a team And it s a sport that can be enjoyed by persons with physical disabilities Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link PRODUCTS BACK ACCESSIBLE CANADIAN ADVENTURES 1106 views CAN Accessible Canadian Adventures ACA designs coordinates and arranges hunting fishing and wildlife photography adventures specifically for disabled sportsmen and women Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link BE ADAPTIVE HUNTING FISHING EQUIPMENT 510 views USA We are committed to producing the highest quality adaptive hunting and shooting equipment for all disabled outdoorsmen Our goal is to help

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    aircraft engineer to good use but realised he needed something more he felt an extreme desire to challenge himself again In October 08 Dale became the first paraplegic in Australia NZ to free fall skydive solo and land unassisted Click Here PARAPLEGIA report broken link MIKE MCKELLER 611 views USA They called Michaels affliction Spinal Muscular Atrophy and told them there was no treatment no cure Ironically his own parents words fueled his burning drive They taught me ingrained in me that if you really want to do something figure out how to do it and do it And so he did over and over and over again until he believed there was nothing he couldnt figure out how to do if he wanted it badly enough Click Here report broken link MILES HILTON BARBER 826 views UK Despite being blind for over 25 years Miles has still lived his dreams encouraging us to realise that The only limits in our lives are those we accept ourselves Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link NEWS MEDIA BACK AMPUTEES ACROSS AMERICA 799 views USA An American journey of Amputees crossing the U S on bicycles with skydives enroute to commemorate those

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