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Para-Links Directory October 2000

Global Access Travel  An Australian company that is about telling you, the disabled traveller, how to access Sydney, one of the world's greatest cities.

I am a Sydney sider who has been living in this Harbour City since I began university in 1989. It so happens that I am confined to an electric wheelchair. However, Sydney is a very accessible city and what with the Olympic and Paralympic Games being hosted by us in the Year 2000 everyone is pulling together to make Sydney even more accessible. --Matt Laffan, Managing Director

Do the Wyatt thing Wyatt started out in the 1960s, drumming and singing with English psychedelia's radical highbrows, Soft Machine. Then, in 1973, he fell from a fourth-floor window and broke his back, and has been paraplegic ever since. He claims that was the making of him. 

Also see: The Different You:  A Tribute To Robert Wyatt

Infinity Dance Theaters Performing Artists with Disabilities and Non-Disabled Artists Over The Age of 40.

AccessLife News information and products for the disability community.

Electric Edge covers the disability experience in America -- what it means to be a 'crip' living at the end of the 20th century.

Training Goals To add mass but to keep my symmetry and proportion. I am a T-11 Paraplegic due to a car accident in 1982. I have been working out at Golds Gym in Marysville Washington since October 1996. Although I did not join the Gym with the goal of doing bodybuilding contests, I have had the opportunity to compete in... bodybuilding competitions. Greg Elliott

Wheelchair Dance: Petra Kuppers

Now, I know that there are still some people out there who just can't connect these two concepts, and these people aren't just so called 'able bodied' ones.  If you are a wheelchair user, like me, and interested in moving those hot wheels, just get down to a local dance floor (check out that it is accessible - but don't take a no for an answer -sometimes they just try to get away without the 'embarrassment' presumably caused by our lot.). Don't go too late in the evening, or everything is choc-a-bloc. If you get there about 8.30 or 9.00 p.m. (depending on the venue), on a Friday or Saturday night, the dance floor should be quite empty. Better take some mates with you - you'll feel less self-conscious. 

If you want to to know about my version of "disability dance" you are at the right place. If you are looking for 'suffering' dearies or hero tales, go away and check out some weepy pages. Enjoy yourself!  'Cripps' Dance!

Wheelchair Football A new website containing information regarding wheelchair football, the Universal  Association, and the Annual Blister Bowl.  Not too many wheelchair athletes know the details of this sport-- here they are.

This from ABLE ezine an electronic magazine for Young People with disabilities

So, now that we've got wheels (pun intended), it becomes a question of "where do we go?" Well, that's up to you to figure out. This is obviously going to depend on everyone's individual tastes.

"Ah-ha! Finally, there is a flaw in your disabled person's social Nirvana!" screams Cerebral-Snow-Bound Sammy. "There are lots of places I'd like to hang out at, but aren't you forgetting about actual physical barriers like stairs, that will put a quick end to my night on the town?"

"Sammy! It's me . . . little Lejjie. I've had SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) for 25 years and I've been using an electric wheelchair since I was three. I know all about inaccessibility. The truth is, there are going to be some social venues that will be virtually impossible for people with physical disabilities to go to."

Well, living with a disability is rough. But no one ever said that life would be easy!

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