Resources Library News November 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

The power of thought: interface enables touchless tablet use, Cosmos, Researchers have created a brain-computer interface (BCI) that, for the first time, allows people with tetraplegia to operate a commercially available ...Brain-computer Interface Lets Paralyzed People Control Tablet Devices - Discover Magazine (blog)  Full Coverage

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

  • Fall 2018
    • The disability collection: re-picturing disability in the creative process
    • How to fight stigma with strength-based language
    • and more...

AbleThrive - (Tips, advice, stories)

  • 21 Nov 2018
    • Wheelchair user's tips on navigating New York City
    • Quadriplegic's experience with Mitrofanoff procedure
  • 14 Nov 2018
    • In 2015, Srin and his childhood friend built a prototype for a web-app called Accommable. Over the next two years, his team scaled the accessible travel startup to list adapted properties in over 60 countries worldwide. In November 2017, Accommable was acquired by Airbnb with a shared goal to enable everyone to travel regardless of disability.  
  • 7 Nov 2018
    • Travel hacks for wheelchair users
    • Cosplay in a manual wheelchair 

Accord - (Spinal Cord Injuries Australia)

  • Spring 2018
    • Art as a lifeline - how mastering mouth painting took Simon Rigg from despair to dignity  

Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network

Carers NSW

Christopher Reeve Foundation - News

Disability Horizons

Every Australian Counts

Facing Disabilty

Forward (Spinal Injuries Association UK)

  • October 2018
    • To push or not to push? - transitioning to a power chair.
    • Care of the bladder and kidneys in later life
    • Inclusive fashion
    • Visiting Amsterdam
    • Visiting Orlando in Florida
    • and more.....


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

NDIS News from

New Mobility (United Spinal Association, US)

  • Biweekly newsletter 15 Nov 2018
    • New Swiss Epidural Stimulation Study Advances Functional Recovery
    • Dating while disabled
    • Around the World Flight for Disability Inclusion
    • DIY Ramps to the Rescue
    • IZ Adaptive Relaunches
    • Mobility Tech Gearing up for Prime Time
  • Biweekly newsletter 1 Nov 2018
    • Catch up on the latest technology and equipment in the 2018-2019 New Mobility Consumer Guide
    • The terrain hopper
    • Booking an accessible hotel room - read one person's experiences and a hard-won plan 

Articles of interest from Academic journals

Topic of the Month

Click on the link to read resources the library has gathered on all things to do with.   

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

Sept 2019

August 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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