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    Get a work out online!

    ILRCSF just discovered SCI Total Fitness--a website that offers online cardiovascular exercise sessions for folks who have spinal cord injuries. Check out this video.Visit the SCI Total Fitness website to find out more: http://scitotalfitness.com/ … [Read more...]

    DRA seeks input about sight seeing bus tours for people with disabilities

    SIGHTSEEING BUS TOURS IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREADisability Rights Advocates is interested in hearing from individuals with disabilities about their experiences  on sightseeing bus tours, including tours to Wine Country, Yosemite and other destinations, as well as hop-on hop-off tours operated using double-decker buses in San Francisco. We are interested in hearing about:• Whether you were told … [Read more...]

    Independence Day Weekend Transit Info

    Independence can mean different things in the disability community. Whatever  it means for you, ILRCSF encourages you to get out on this lovely holdiay weekend and celebrate. Below you will find some helpful transit info from SFMTA.July 1 - 4, 2011SFMTA WEEKEND TRANSIT AND TRAFFIC ADVISORYSan Francisco— The San Francisco Municipal Transportation … [Read more...]

    NCPAD Video Contest for People with Disabilities

    Whether you have serious skills behind the camera or just enjoy shooting video for fun, check out this video contest being put on by the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 13th and there are cash prizes involved for the winners. Entries can be submitted in three different categories:   a. Completed videos must be sent in raw … [Read more...]

    Barriers to Access at our National Parks? Should NOT be normal.

    Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley has filed a lawsuit against the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) and the National Park Service, seeking to force them to eliminate barriers to access experienced by people with mobility and vision disabilities when they visit GGNRA parks and facilities. If you have encountered any access barriers at GGNRA and would like to share your experience … [Read more...]

    Adapting to NORMALITY

    I know quite a few people with disabilites who are remarkable athletes. Not remarkable disabled athletes...just remarkable athletes, full stop. Seems like every time I turn around, they've developed a new way to adapt sporting equipment to the needs of different users. I like this - recognizing that different athletes have different needs.Everyone knows about wheelchair basketball, which is a … [Read more...]

    Normal people doing normal things

    These photos, by photographer Terry Schmitt, give us a glimpse of what "normal" means to three different people with disabilities. These three people are as different from one another as any of us are from each other. Our uniqueness has great value. Each of us has our own likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. It's all human, and it's all normal. … [Read more...]

    What "normal" looks like

    This is a friend of ours who enjoys kayaking. It's a sport that takes skill, stamina and and agility. For someone who loves being on the open water, this is what normal looks like. … [Read more...]