Prosthetics, Accessibility and Innovation in the DysNet Digest
This week saw a flurry of articles about disabled access from the UK's Channel Four News, bolstered by a report from Uk charity Limbcare about the difficulties for amputees in obtaining correctly fitting prosthetics.
Next month, DysNet's chairman, Geoff Adams-Spink will be joining some members of ASSEDEA, an EDRIC member organisation to visit Disneyland Paris to discuss disability accessibility for people with limb loss, so stand by for that.
This weekend is the AGM of another of our members, Reach, and we look forward to meeting lots of people and making new connections!
- DysNet: Prosthetics access in the UK - a report from UK charity, Limbcare and an article on Channel 4 News
- Transportation Nation: When 233 Isn't Enough Disabled Riders Say NYC Needs More Accessible Cabs
- YouTube: As shown at Naidex South, the Neater Eater manual version with additional handle being used by Sahid who has a limb deficiency
- Guardian: Patients with rare conditions face postcode lottery Research shows that patients with rare conditions have less chance of accessing 'orphan' medication if they live in England
- PR Newswire: 87% Disabled Travellers say they felt they'd been prevented from travelling due to their disabilities. Survey shows limited access to public places for disabled people in the UK, despite Paralympic success this year
- DysNet: When DysNet's Charlotte Fielder went to NAIDEX South in Pictures Check out these great disability innovations!
- Radio Canada: Les victimes de la thalidomide veulent des excuses du Canada
- Living One Handed: A really great article from Ryan Haack: You Got A Problem Wit' Rudy, You Got A Problem Wit' Me
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