Resources Library News May 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

Rick Hansen's new mission: Improving accessibility across Canada

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.

AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 8 May 2019
    • A disabled mother's story
    • Being intimate with my quadriplegic wife
    • Growing up with siblings with disabilities 


the Advocate (Spinal Life Australia Qld) 


Christopher Reeve Foundation - News

  • The Reeve Foundation has launched a new campaign called See Us to challenge the stigmas associated with paralysis by collecting stories directly from community members on how they want to be seen beyond their injury or disability.  


Disability Horizons (UK Disability website)


Every Australian Counts


Facing Disabilty

  • May 2019 Newsletter
    • Ex-NFL player Steve Gleason Launches Eye-Controlled Wheelchair
    • Person with incomplete spinal cord injury explains why he sometimes uses a wheelchair 




Link (Australia's leading national cross-disability magazine) 


NDIS News from


New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

  • Biweekly Newsletter 15 May 2019
    • Twitter Conversation: #TheCostofBeingDisabled
    • In the Media: An Authentic Voice in the Writer’s Room
    •  Adaptive House Painting
    • Dreaming with a Spinal Cord Injury
  • Biweekly Newsletter 1 May 2019
    • The Man Behind Airbnb’s Access Push
    • Data Shows US Airlines Damaged 1,975 Wheelchairs in Three Months - airlines are required to report mishandling of mobility devices, and disabled travelers now have some valuable information when choosing which airline to fly.
    • All Access fashion
    • Pro tips on the best shower/commode chairs suitable for airline travel  


United Spinal Association (US)


Articles of interest from Academic journals

Topic of the Month

As you know it is very important to be vigilant in monitoring your skin to prevent pressure injuries. Make sure you are well informed by checking out the resources the library has gathered on all things to do with managing your skin.  

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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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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