Wheelchair accessibility of toilets and car parking – do you need to use it?

Wheelchair accessibility for weeing and parking As I drive and urinate, I make use of accessible parking and toilets.  If you are wondering if I drive and urinate at the same time, the answer is yes. I have an indwelling catheter (just below my belly button) and drain into a leg bag.  This blog relates … Read moreWheelchair accessibility of toilets and car parking – do you need to use it?

Wheelchair Travel Tips in Australia (Midnight Oil Tour)

Why travel around Australia? I have paraplegia at the T3/T4 level, which is around the level of my chest, and therefore cannot use my body below my chest level.  Combined with chronic pain, this presents many problems when it comes to travelling around Australia.  My favourite band, Midnight Oil, announced they were reforming and setting out … Read moreWheelchair Travel Tips in Australia (Midnight Oil Tour)

Minda opens their Modbury Office

Minda Modbury John Duthie attended the opening of the Modbury office of Minda Incorporated. The addres is now 928 North East Road, Modbury SA 5092.  The Hon. Katrine Hildyard, Minister for Disabilities, opening the office. It will serve people North and Northeast of Adelaide.  Minda estimates that the opening of the Modbury office will generate … Read moreMinda opens their Modbury Office

NDIS: Where to? – A vision for Disability Services from 2030

NDIS – will it be dead by 2030? John Duthie attended the Festival of Disability Research and Practice by Flinders University. The event focus was on the NDIS and was advertised as  Presenting: The Politician, the Bureaucrat and the Raconteur The Politician, the Bureaucrat and the Raconteur will ponder the proposition: “Will the NDIS will be … Read moreNDIS: Where to? – A vision for Disability Services from 2030

Faisal Rusdi – Colour of the Journey

Faisal Rusdi – Artist John Duthie attended the opening of an exhibition by Faisal Rusdi at the City of West Torrens library.  John and Faisal have known each other for several years through the disability community.  Faisal is contributing his life story to the book “MYdisABILITIES” and the website can be found here.  He paints … Read moreFaisal Rusdi – Colour of the Journey

Immersion Therapy – physically and mentally exhausting a wheelchair user

What is Immersion Therapy? It is difficult to exercise when you are paralysed from the chest down, but not impossible.  Once a week I attend Immersion Therapy with Determined2 at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre.  Immersion therapy is “a world first way in which people with injury or disability can have access to movement and benefits … Read moreImmersion Therapy – physically and mentally exhausting a wheelchair user

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