Blogs

John’s Blogs

The following blogs are from John’s WheelchairJohn.com blog and his Dignity Party campaign site. The most recent posts are listed first.

Rollin’ Smoothly: Designing Wheelchair Accessible Footpaths for a Hassle-Free Ride!

Rollin’ Smoothly: Designing Wheelchair Accessible Footpaths for a Hassle-Free Ride!

Rollin’ Smoothly: Designing Wheelchair Accessible Footpaths for a Hassle-Free Ride! As a wheelchair user, I know how difficult it can be to navigate the world with limited mobility. I often find myself struggling to get around, especially in unfamiliar places. This is why we should design wheelchair accessible footpaths. By making the environment more accessible ... Read more ...
Build a cat tower

Build a cat tower

Why build a cat tower? I had an accident in 2009, putting me in a wheelchair, but I like to set goals, such as driving again, and now I drive independently anywhere I want. I never expected to have a goal to build a cat tower! Scroll down to the bottom if you would rather ... Read more ...
My 2022 Christmas display

My 2022 Christmas display

My Christmas Lights for 2022 Prior to my accident in 2009, I would drive my children around Adelaide to see the homes that celebrated Christmas with a display in their front yards. After moving into my home in Sefton Park in 2019, I wanted to contribute to the homes that families could visit, and I ... Read more ...
Disability Faith and Acceptance – W Graham Monteith

Disability Faith and Acceptance – W Graham Monteith

Disability Faith and Acceptance by W Graham Monteith – a book summary I’ve read a few books about living with a disability, and some of my blogs will share a summary of each book. If you like the summary, please buy the book and read it. This book summary is for Disability Faith and Acceptance ... Read more ...
Preparing my raised garden bed for Spring

Preparing my raised garden bed for Spring

Introduction – Spring is in the air The weather is getting warmer and the days longer and Spring is only a few weeks away. This blog shares the preparation for growing vegetables in my raised garden bed. I use a wheelchair and built a custom home with an emphasis on accessibility, safety, security and entertainment. ... Read more ...
My 7 days of living with a disability and isolation due to COVID

My 7 days of living with a disability and isolation due to COVID

My 7 days of living with a disability and isolation due to COVID – introduction I live with a disability (T3 paraplegia, chronic pain, sleep apnea and other conditions), get help from carers each evening and currently only live with a cat called Spartacus. Near the beginning of 2020, my GP mentioned that I should ... Read more ...
Will to Live – Matthew and Diane Ames

Will to Live – Matthew and Diane Ames

Will to Live by Matthew and Diane Ames – a book summary I’ve read a few books about living with a disability, and some of my blogs will share a summary of each book. If you like the summary, please buy the book and read it. This review is for Will to Live – Matthew ... Read more ...

Suprapubic catheter falls out during a swim

Suprapubic catheter falls out – introduction I acquired a spinal cord injury (SCI) in 2009 after being hit by a tree, and have no control over my bladder. There are multiple methods available that utilise a catheter to empty the bladder and I have a suprapubic catheter. During an operation, a urologist made a hole, ... Read more ...
Why we are failing disabled people – Katharine Quarmby

Why we are failing disabled people – Katharine Quarmby

Why we are failing disabled people by Katharine Quarmby – a book summary I’ve read a few books about living with a disability, and some of my blogs will share a summary of each book. If you like the summary, please buy the book and read it. This review is for SCAPEGOAT – Why we ... Read more ...
Pushing the Limits – Kurt Fearnley

Pushing the Limits – Kurt Fearnley

Pushing the Limits by Kurt Fearnley – a book summary I’ve read a few books about living with a disability, and some of my blogs will share a summary of each book. If you like the summary, please buy the book and read it. This review is for Pushing the Limits by Kurt Fearnley. Kindle ... Read more ...
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