Resources Library News January 2019


Featuring new developments and news about spinal cord injury, magazines and newsletters, interesting articles from academic journals and details of new resources that have recently been added to the library.

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News from the media and around the Internet

For news visit SCIA's news pages, the SCIA Facebook page or if you would like to learn how to set up Google Alerts which are a great way to monitor what is going on in the world of disability and spinal cord injury contact the library and we'll show you how.

Magazines, Journals, Newsletters, Blogs

Click on the links to read the articles in full or to view the magazine table of contents. If you would like to read any of the articles that are featured from the magazine table of contents, let us know the details and we will send the article to you.

Abilities - Canadian Abilities Foundation

  • Winter 2018/2019 
    • Living with epilepsy
    • Aging and addicted
    • Me, myself and travelling the world
    • and lots more tips, tricks and advice

AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 9 Jan 2019
    • Tips for preventing pressure sores
    •  Wheelchair etiquette: doorways and elevators

Carers NSW

Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA

Disability Horizons

Every Australian Counts

Facing Disabilty

  • January 2019 Newsletter
    • Video: what life is like with quadriplegia
    • Chicago O'Hare Airport opens a 'Universal Changing Space'a fully equipped, accessible bathroom which makes O’Hare the first airport in North America to offer this level of service for passengers with disabilities.


Have Wheelchair will Travel - Accessible travel tips and news

  • 25 Jan 2019
    • Virgin Australia Disability Assistant Concession Fare
    • Check out their Facebook groups - Accessible Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra and videos on You Tube

Link - This weeks What's news in Disability and Monthly magazine

NDIS News from

New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

  • Biweekly newsletter 16 Jan 2019
    • Toyota’s Mobility Unlimited Challenge Finalists Named
    • The Daily Show — Bryan Cranston’s Controversial Casting in ‘The Upside’
    • Actors With Disabilities Shine in ‘Teenage Dick,’ a Modern Take on ‘Richard III’
    • Reframed: Joining the Club - In the latest edition of her popular multimedia column, Reveca Torres looks at her own journey of acceptance after a long period of not wanting friends who use wheelchairs because she didn’t want to feel like “one of them.”
    • Gear Hacks: Cheap Power-Assist From Scooters
  • Biweekly newsletter 3 Jan 2019
    • 2018 Person of the year award-winning accessible-travel blogger Cory Lee Woodard
    • dealing with UTIs podcast
    • New Tech Allows Users to Drive Wheelchairs With Facial Expressions 

Physical Disability Council NSW (PDCN)

PN (Paralyzed Veterans of America) 

Wheel Love - Real life stories from two girls Sam & Chelsea living extraordinary lives with men who don’t let their wheelchairs define them.

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA)

Topic of the Month

Thinking about going on a holiday and need some inspiration? The library collects stories of people’s experiences traveling to accessible destinations – read them here and get inspired.   

New Books, Articles, Websites added to the Resources Library

To borrow any of the books listed please contact the library or ph 1800 819 775. To see what else has been recently added to the library, click on Lists on the black bar on the home page of the library. 

About the Resources Library

SCIA's Resources Library provides a comprehensive collection of resources relating to spinal cord injury and disability - you can search or browse by subject to all of the material in the library. Discover new resources, forums, websites, blogs and places that you can visit to share your experiences and learn from others. We are always on the lookout for new material to be added to the collection so if you come across something that you think the library should have please let us know. 

Library contacts and further assistance

If you have had a good look around the library and the Resources pages on our website and can’t find the information you are looking for, our staff are very happy to help you. We can be contacted on email or give us a call on 1800 819 775.

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  • and lots more.... 

What's new in the Library

Jan 2020


Dec 2019

  • To see what else has been added to the Library, see Lists above.


Resources Library Newsletter


Share your experiences and learn from others in...

  • AbleThrive (Content curated from all around the world)
  • CareCure Community Forum
  • Facing Disability (More than 1,000 videos of family members answering real-life questions about how they cope with a spinal cord injury).
  • Inspired - Spinal Cord Injury Support Community
  • Personal stories collection from the SCIA Resource Library
  • SCIA Facebook page
  • SCIA Forum 
  • SPINALpedia (A social mentoring and video network for the sci community)
  • Travel stories - the SCIA Resource Library collects travel stories - read about other people's adventures and get inspired
  • Youcan: You can do anything. A global collaborative community for and by people with disabilities. Read other people's personal stories, add your own or shop for products.

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