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1 Assistive Technology in Recreation Wednesday, October 21 st, 2009 Judy Nahman-Stouffer EmpowerTech

2 Training Overview Introduction to Sports & Recreation People with Physical Disabilities Participating in various sports

3 Introduction People need recreation to enjoy life! People with disabilities too. Wounded soldiers coming back from Iraq.

4 Participating with Various Disabilities People with various disabilities can participate: AIDS/HIV, CP, MD, MS, SCI, learning disabilities. Time & Equipment Organizations offer recreation opportunities.

5 Adaptive Skiing Skiing with a Mono-ski with hand-held outriggers.

6 A sit-down skier uses a bi-ski to ski down the mountain with a guide behind him. Adaptive Skiing

7 Skier using a water-ski with fixed outriggers with the rope attached to the ski. Adaptive Water Skiing

8 Adaptive Water Skiing A skier water skis sitting down while he holds the rope with both hands.

9 Jet skiing with a buddy for support. Jet Skiing

10 White Water Rafting Three people raft down the river with a guide.

11 Quad Rugby A rough sport involving tough, anti-tip chairs.

12 Wheelchair Basketball Two paraplegic players get into it playing basketball.

13 Power Soccer All players must use power chairs to play.

14 Rock Climbing An amputee climbs a rock wall using only upper body strength.

15 Sailing An amputee sailor uses different techniques for sailing.

16 Scuba Diving A double-amputee diver explores the underwater world and examines some coral.

17 Kayaking Using a double kayak, one can paddle while the other enjoys the ride.

18 Outrigger Canoeing Canoes attached together by two beams to help for stabilization.

19 Sled Hockey on Ice Players use sleds for mobility on the ice.

20 Wheelchair Hockey Players can either hold the hockey stick or the stick can be taped onto the chair.

21 Golf An amputee golfer plays with one hand.

22 Hand Cycling A sit-down cyclist peddles with his arms.

23 Horseback Riding A little girl enjoys horseback riding with 2 people walking beside the horse for support.

24 Athletes compete with each other using racing wheelchairs and wearing helmets. Wheelchair Racing

25 Training Summary Many sports & recreation opportunities are available for people with disabilities. Wonderful resources are available. This was a small sample of whats available. Please feel free to contact us:

26 Slideshow created by: Gordon Cardona

27 Available Resources California: –United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC) –Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) National: –National Center on Physical Activity & Disability (NCPAD)

28 AT Network is a project under the leadership of the Alliance for Technology Access and funded by the Department of Rehabilitation. For Information and Referral contact: (voice) (TTY)

29 The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is a growing national and international network of technology resource centers, community-based organizations, agencies, individuals, and companies. For Information and Referral contact: (voice) (TTY)


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