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Ali Stroker took the stage by storm at the 73rd annual Tony Awards not just once, but twice. First, she brought the house down as Ado Annie from the modern revival of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma.” A short time later, she made history when she returned to the stage to collect her Tony Award for… Continue Reading »
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One quick look is all it takes to know with 100 percent certainty that Tatyana McFadden is really, really strong. Her arms are rippling with muscles—muscles that have not only propelled her to 17 Paralympics medals and 20 World Championships medals, but multiple first-place finishes in the Chicago, London, Boston, and New York marathons. For… Continue Reading »
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LAUREN Jones, 23, is a wheelchair tennis player from Worthing. Lauren, who was number 25 in the world, tells how she made her sport dreams come true and is now living a life she loves, despite her disability. “Holding the trophy above my head, I wanted to scream with happiness. Four years earlier I’d been… Continue Reading »
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Voice Control gives your voice the power to navigate, dictate, and work your devices in a new way. Coming Fall 2019. Introducing Voice Control. Your all-access to all devices. macOS Catalina includes new features to help everyone get the most out of Mac. Voice Control lets users who don’t use traditional input devices control Mac,… Continue Reading »
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Kent Stephenson is on a treadmill, working to put one foot in front of the other as a team of trainers helps guide his legs. There’s a harness holding him upright, but Stephenson is, in a sense, walking again — 10 years after a motocross accident left him paralyzed. “Going off the face of a… Continue Reading »
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CHAMBERLAIN, South Dakota—As a crane operator lifted Kristina Allen into a boat Friday morning in Chamberlain, the parapalegic veteran set sail for her second day of fishing on the Missouri River. Allen was one of 41 veterans who had the opportunity to cast a line in the river and spend two days fishing, thanks to… Continue Reading »
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Marios Papadopoulos and Samira Saadoun talk to Spinal News International about the ISCoPE trial, which aimed to develop techniques to continuously monitor the pressure of the spinal cord at the injury site in the intensive care unit (ICU). They conclude that monitoring from the injury site provides clinically important information, and note that they are… Continue Reading »
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Accessibility activist Rick Hansen has a new poster to show you. One with adjustable text at an eye level so people in wheelchairs can read it, text in multiple languages, a braille pad and even a recording of someone reading it. A hand-painted wall mural is currently up on Ossington Street in Toronto’s west end… Continue Reading »
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Jim Ryan was a pilot for 38 years but that all changed three years ago while on vacation in Hawaii with his wife, Isabelle. “We were just in the water cooling off, so the wave came and we dove and I got twisted around and the wave drove my head in the sand … I… Continue Reading »
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The program was home to someone who went from full traumatic spinal injury, to being able to walk again LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s one small step for man, but one giant step for paralysis treatment. The University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center has put itself on the map over the years with… Continue Reading »
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