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Resources Library News July 2018


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

Giving hope to those with spinal cord injuries, Australian Brain Alliance.

Gene Therapy Research Restores Hand Function after SCI,  

Medical Marijuana: Attitudes, Knowledge, and Experiences of Individuals with SCI, CareCure Community.

For more 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

AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 25 July 2018
    • Paraplegic crossfitter motivates others
    • Five life lessons learned from using a wheelchair
    • How to make sure you are drinking enough water
  • 18 July 2018
    • Flying with a wheelchair - know your rights
    • The freedom of flying - become a pilot
    • Respite programs and caregiver coaching
  • 11 July 2018
    • Why independence feels so liberating
    • Four accessible things to do in Paris
    • Maintaining healthy skin - advice from the Shepherd Center
  • 3 July 2018
    • Transferring From Power Wheelchair to Manual at the Airport - watch the video
    • Emotional healing after an injury
    • Couple's pregnancy journey with SCI

Accord - (Spinal Cord Injuries Australia)

  • Winter 2018
    • Accessible bushwalking
    • Preventing pressure injuries
    • Read about James Gribble, his golf and new documentary 
    • Paul Nunnari
    • tips, tricks and much more.... 

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network


Disability Horizons

Every Australian Counts

Facing Disabilty


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

NDIS News from

New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

  • Biweekly Newsletter 19 July 2018
    • SCI Research - nonsurgical recovery of function
    • The Icon Explore Mountain Trike - the most fun you can have on 3 wheels?
    • Film review: "Don't worry, he won't get far on foot"
    • Hacking an inacessible house
    • Address the stress
  • Biweekly Newsletter 5 July 2018
    • Celebrating Tim - The editor of New Mobility Tim Gilmer retires.
    • IZ Adaptive Relaunches and Expands. After a year and a half hiatus, and a lot of worried customers, the much-loved adaptive clothing brand IZ Adadptive will be relaunching in September.
    • What’s New in Accessible Vehicle Peripherals

United Spinal Association (USA)

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA)

Articles of interest from Academic journals

  • Characteristics and Motivations of Players with Disabilities in Digital Games, Jen Beeston, Christopher Power, Paul Cairns, Mark Barlet,
    In research and practice into the accessibility of digital games, much of the work has focused on how to make games accessible to people with disabilities. With an increasing number of people with disabilities playing mainstream commercial games, it is important that we understand who they are and how they play in order to take a more user-centered approach as this field grows. We conducted a demographic survey of 230 players with disabilities and found that they play mainstream digital games using a variety of assistive tech- nologies, use accessibility options such as key remapping and subtitles, and they identify themselves as gamers who play digital games as their primary hobby. This gives us a richer picture of players with disabilities and indicates that there are opportunities to begin to look at accessible player experiences (APX) in games.

Topic of the Month

Click on the link to read resources the library has gathered on all things to do with designing your home to be accessible.     

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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What's new this Month in the Library

May 2019

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


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