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    broken link EXTENSIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE 833 views USA Welcome to the Extensions for Independence web pages In them you will find things that have helped me live a meaningful and productive life in spite of my disability These things are low technology aids tips of knowledge and my philosophy of life It is all there for you to take or use what you need My life would not have meaning if I did not know that someone somewhere is learning from it or using the benefit of a product of my creation Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link MICHAEL MONACO 872 views USA It was fall of 1979 that I became a quadriplegic due to a terrible car accident That night I thought I would never be able to use my arms or legs again I was right Some people with spinal cord injuries tend to give up It was during my painful rehabilitation that I learn to sign my name with a pen A few years later I put a paint brush in my mouth and started painting Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link MICHAEL PLATZER 1209 views USA When a 1975 diving accident left Michael a quadriplegic an artist friend taught him the basics of paintings After experimenting with different techniques he went on to receive instruction at Penn State University to refine his art Michael s enthusiasm for painting has superceded any obstacles he has encountered and a heartfelt affection for his subjects is evident in all his paintings Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link RED RIDER STUDIOS 874 views USA My name is Todd Maness I am a handicapped artist I use my mouth to create my artwork Creating art this way is more challenging but much more rewarding My artwork rivals the art of artist

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    to examine admire or even be shocked by the abundant variety of visual images that we encounter But what about the blind or visually impaired are they forever excluded from experiencing art because of their inability to see Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link ART BEYOND SIGHT 770 views USA This site is dedicated to bringing art to blind people Learning about appreciating and creating art will improve and enrich the lives of blind people as it does for sighted people Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link VISION AUSTRALIA 589 views AUST Stop and Smell the Roses a tactile art exhibition in Brisbane Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link ORGANISATIONS BACK ART SENSE 575 views UK Art Sense is a registered charity established in 1996 campaigning to promote art that can be appreciated and created through other senses as well as sight Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link BALL STATE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION REDEFINED 608 views USA Painting with photos sculpting with video weaving with sound these are the skills honed by the digital artist whose innovative palette is wielded not by brush or knife but primarily by computer mouse Click Here VISUALLY IMPAIRED report broken link

    Original URL path: http://www.d-ability.org/arts.php?subcat_id=350 (2016-04-26)
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    in and increase awareness of music therapy practice education and development in BC Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link F E A T U R E D S I T E S MOUNTAIN TRIKE GUY IN A WHEELCHAIR PUTS UP 3 PERSON OZ TENT via YOU TUBE ACCESSIBLE NEW ZEALAND LET S ROLL WHEELCHAIR TENNIS COACHING WITH THE PROS PARALYMPIC LEGEND TO TEE UP AT DISABLED BRITISH OPEN BETH

    Original URL path: http://www.d-ability.org/arts.php?subcat_id=6 (2016-04-26)
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    Hard of Hearing Dancers Click Here HEARING IMPAIRED report broken link MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 1512 views USA Music soothes the savage beast but MIT researchers have invented mythical beasts of sound that may pave the way to better musical experiences for the hearing impaired Click Here HEARING IMPAIRED report broken link F E A T U R E D S I T E S ACCESSIBLE NEW ZEALAND BETH S

    Original URL path: http://www.d-ability.org/arts.php?subcat_id=361 (2016-04-26)
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    many forms Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON ADAPTIVE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 810 views USA International forum on adaptive musical instruments for people with disabilities Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link LIVING MY SONG 798 views INT L Choosing an instrument is seldom an easy matter but when the prospective player has a disability things can become unbelievably complex Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link PRODUCTS BACK FLUTE LAB 740 views USA The flute may not be the most comfortable instrument to play but dont we love it If you experience discomfort while playing the flute Flutelab may have a solution for you Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link HANDIDRUMMED COM 676 views USA This site provides products that can help to provide easier playing and comfort to disabled drummers Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link MY BREATH MY MUSIC 759 views USA My Breath My Music the free internet guide for people with muscular disabilites and others who are looking for a way to play a wind instrument Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link F E A T U R E D S I T E S GUY IN A WHEELCHAIR

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    report broken link MAUREEN S MUSIC 791 views USA Hi I m Maureen just a snippet about some of me I have good use of my left hand a little use of my right hand no use of my legs and very poor trunk muscles which means that I don t sit well enough to transfer out of my electric wheelchair But heck this hasn t really slowed me down I m still busy transcribing teaching a little and writing music I hope you enjoy snooping around my site and do send me an email and let me know what you think Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link MELODY GARDOT 1157 views USA Four years after a serious car accident Melody Gardot used the experience as a springboard to musical success she might never have achieved otherwise The singer was hit by an SUV while riding her bicycle Her injuries left her unable to sit up for more than 10 minutes She suffered short term memory loss and acute sensitivity to light and sound Gardot had played the piano and a doctor suggested that she use music as a kind of recovery therapy Since she couldn t sit comfortably at the piano she picked up a guitar Now she s a Grammy nominated professional touring musician with her critically acclaimed third album The Absence just out Click Here HEAD INJURY report broken link RUDELY INTERRUPTED 2286 views AUST Rudely Interrupted are one of Australia s truly unique independent rock acts Based in Melbourne 5 out of the 6 members share a range of both physical and intellectual disabilities Blindness Deafness Aspergers Autism and Down Syndrome but most importantly a common interest in self expression through music Their achievements both personal and professional to date are extraordinary We are here to challenge peoples thoughts on disability Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link TEDDY PENDERGRASS 820 views USA As a world renowned entertainer I enjoyed an exciting productive and active life as well as all the trappings of success I ve had five consecutive multi platinum albums Grammy nominations Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link THE ART OF ANTHONY STAREZ 773 views USA At 21 Anthony had a bad car accident in Maryland that caused a C5 6 complete spinal injury Anthony began experimenting with creating music again buying studio time at a local recording studio to create a four song cassette called Under No Flag with Anthony writing lyrics and performing vocalsAlong with his music background Anthony has written many fiction and nonfiction short stories some of which are featured on this site Please listen Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link THE WARM GUNS 561 views USA Featuring the man behind the band Rex Monday Click Here PARAPLEGIA report broken link TONY MELENDEZ 1056 views USA Guitarist extraordinaire Tony uses his toes to do the pickin Click Here AMPUTEE report broken link VIC CHESTNUTT 659 views USA Athens singer songwriter Vic Chesnutt is at the forefront of the contemporary folk rock movement in America Chesnutt took an interest in music at an early age and played trumpet in a cover band during his teens In 1983 when he was eighteen a car accident left him partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair Not long after the accident however he discovered that he could still play guitar and he was soon back to playing music Click Here PARAPLEGIA report broken link NEWS MEDIA BACK ABC TV AUSTRALIAN STORY Playing For Time 669 views AUST There s a chance that I won t be able to play the piano again There s a chance I won t be able to talk again My great hope is that I either come back totally with it or don t come back at all Aaron McMillan concert pianist Click Here report broken link CHAZZ DEMEYER Recovery 592 views USA The book The Fire Within and the album Recovery tell deMeyer s remarkable story in words and music They chronicle his early days as a traveling musician his intensive effort to recover from the accident his marriage to Elle who first came into his life as an occupational therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and his struggles and triumphs in the world of business as he turned away from music and put his creative fire to work in different venues Recovery and The Fire Within mark deMeyer s return as a serious musician and songwriter 30 years after the accident and his debut as an author Each work stands on its own but taken together they weave an inspiring story of refusal to let the physical impact of the accident he never regained full use of his left side limit deMeyer s growth as a person and musician Click Here SPINAL INJURY report broken link CLASSICS JAZZ Melanie Gardot Bio 591 views USA The finest musicians don t always make the most noise At 22 singer songwriter Melody Gardot understands the value of subtlety and understatement It s what helps to make her debut album Worrisome Heart sound simultaneously familiar yet utterly surprising Read on for more Click Here HEAD INJURY report broken link NEW MOBILITY MAGAZINE Teddy Bear Returns 604 views USA Life changing accidents are commonplace among spinal cord injury survivors but few have tumbled from the heights that R B singer Teddy Pendergrass achieved and then had to pick themselves up with the whole world watching Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link NPR MUSIC Melody Gardot 2938 views USA Four years after a serious car accident Melody Gardot used the experience as a springboard to musical success she might never have achieved otherwise The singer now 23 was hit by an SUV while bike riding and her injuries left her unable to sit up for more than 10 mins plus short term memory loss and acute sensitivity to light and sound Gardot had played the piano before the accident and a doctor suggested that she use music as a kind of recovery

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    to paint using splints strapped to my hand and arm and by using my mouth to change and position brushes Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link MICHAEL MONACO 872 views USA It was fall of 1979 that I became a quadriplegic due to a terrible car accident That night I thought I would never be able to use my arms or legs again I was right Some people with spinal cord injuries tend to give up It was during my painful rehabilitation that I learn to sign my name with a pen A few years later I put a paint brush in my mouth and started painting Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link MICHAEL PLATZER 1209 views USA When a 1975 diving accident left Michael a quadriplegic an artist friend taught him the basics of paintings After experimenting with different techniques he went on to receive instruction at Penn State University to refine his art Michael s enthusiasm for painting has superceded any obstacles he has encountered and a heartfelt affection for his subjects is evident in all his paintings Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link RENEE JOSEPH 705 views INT L Renee Joseph continues to make and exhibit paintings collages drawings art toys and sculptures despite a 1992 work injury that has left the artist in cronic pain Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link VALERIE JANOWSKI SKRABUT 908 views USA Valerie Jankowski Skrabut is a self taught award winning artist Her paintings express conceptual abstracts and realism in nature Trained as a musician Valerie turned to computer art to express herself when in 1990 multiple sclerosis MS erased her ability to perform Click Here MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS report broken link NEWS MEDIA BACK ABC NEWS RICHARD MAUROVIC 1289 views AUST Eighteen years ago Richard Maurovic was a stockman in Adelaide A near fatal accident that meant he would never walk again also became the catalyst for a major career change Today he is a highly successful painter and has his first solo show in Sydney It is different For me to paint and the way I do it not being able to hold the brush I have to strap the brush to my hand It s a slow process Maurovic said Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link NEW MOBILITY MAGAZINE Rich Nevis Forest 983 views USA A C5 6 quad from a diving accident when he was 18 Nevis had a hard time finding a college that would accept him as an architecture student Building and drawing models by hand are typical activities for architects in training and Nevis has limited use of his hands Finally Arizona State University accepted him and agreed to keep a computer in each of his classrooms He learned the same skills as his classmates designing and building 3 D models earning his bachelor s in 1999 and his master s in 2001 His Web Site address is www nevisstudio com Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link NEW MOBILITY MAGAZINE The Art of Happiness

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    tried to find quality adaptive equipment to allow someone with a disability to take photos then you know how little is commercially available So I hope to invite any and all rolling shutterbugs to contribute a biography and share with everyone the adaptions you ve made to your camera wheelchair etc If you d like to contribute please drop me a note Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link ROLLINGPIX 2055 views AUST My name is Ralph Raymond I m a 32 year old C 6 quad and a docu film maker photographer and blogger of all things dis ability related Thanks for coming by Rollingpix and send me a message or email me Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link VOELKER STUDIO 887 views USA Christopher Voelker has built a thriving business photographing film television and music celeb s from Christina Applegate to Billy Zane becoming the first wheelchair user to attain the status of Hollywood image maker courtesy of New Mobility magazine Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link WHEELCHAIR SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY 599 views USA My name is Loren Worthington This web site is primarily a place for me to post my photography and 2nd to offer some coverage of the Arizona wheelchair sports scene I m 45 years old and have lived in Arizona most of my life At age 21 I hit a great double or better put a terrible triple and damaged my spine sliding into 3rd base I was out Branded a C 5 6 quad I did my rehab at Craig Hospital and give them plenty of credit for my current lot in life They are definitely the ones who taught me to move on and move up And to roll over anyone who says you cant do something This blog and my photography is proof it works Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link NEWS MEDIA BACK NEW MOBILITY MAGAZINE Image Maker Chistopher Voelker 622 views USA Christopher Voelker s photography shatters stereotypes Since 1994 Voelker has shot 21 covers for New Mobility including several provocative images for the annual Sex Wheels and Relationships issue The NM photographs are important they show that people with disabilities are vibrant sexual funny whole but Voelker is also changing the way people view disability by working as a prominent photographer in elite entertainment circles A C6 7 quad since 1977 Voelker has built a thriving business photographing film television and music celebrities from Christina Applegate to Billy Zane becoming the first wheelchair user to attain the status of Hollywood image maker Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link ORGANISATIONS BACK PHOTOABILITY 892 views INT L PhotoAbility is dedicated to increasing the useage of imagery of people with disabilities in the tourism leisure and lifestyle mediums by providing high quality stock photos Photographers and models with disabilities are invited to submit their photos for inclusion and portfolio hosting in our library All photos selected will earn commission on each sale An excellent website Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken

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