Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Many of you asked for the make of this all-terrain wheelchair yesterday. I spoke to the vendor today, and it's a Terratrek by Motion Concepts, available in Canada and the U.S. (and I'm not sure where else).
I've been able to push it through sand and across the shallow part of a rock-strewn lake and I know it was used in all kinds of conditions at camp. Ben is very light, so I'm not sure how challenging it is to push with more weight. For us it's a smooth ride and the big wheels just pop on and off.
Now for a couple more links:
Here are some fascinating paper and poster abstracts that will be presented at the fifth International Disability Studies Conference at Lancaster University Sept. 7-9. Has anyone ever attended this conference?
Tekeal, from Bern, Switzerland, recommends Yo, tambien (Me too). This film, about a university graduate with Down syndrome who falls in love with a colleague, "is one of the most surprising films of the last year with two spectacularly good protagonists," according to the website of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam.
And my wonderful cousin Pamela in Bath, England, recommends this BBC documentary: Small Teen, Big World, about a teenager with dwarfism.