Friday, August 31, 2012

Music is found to be beneficial for those with brain injuries

A recent study of those with brain injuries and a control group without brain injuries shows that the brain responds positively to familiar music. After listening to their favorite songs, chosen by family members, people with brain injuries were more likely to get their name right and had overall better cognitive function than when they listened to random music. A positive response was also seen in the cognitive abilities of the control group after listening to their favorite songs.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Relay4Equality: Must See Video by Sightsavers About Paralympians and Global Poverty

Relay4Equality is a can't miss video produced by Sightsavers, an organization dedicated to combatting blindness in developing countries. Check it out:

Sightsavers has asked that anyone inspired by this video share it on the internet. Thus, the constant sharing of the video around the globe will create a "Relay4Equality".

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ralph Braun Featured on CNN

Ralph Braun, founder of The Braun Corporation, a corporation that makes vehicles accessible for people with disabilities worldwide, was recently featured on CNN. Check it out:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Meet USA Wheelchair Basketball Captain Paul Schulte

We have recently introduced you to several sports that will be taking place in the upcoming 2012 Paralympics in London. Now, we'd like you to meet one of the athletes who will be competing in the Paralympics. Get to know Paul Schulte of the U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

2012 Paralympics: Wheelchair Rugby

At the London 2012 Paralympics, one of the most popular sports with fans will undoubtedly be wheelchair rugby. The sport is played by quadriplegics and is often called Quad Rugby. It was popularized in the movie "Murderball" recently. Check it out for yourself:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Record Number of Tickets Already Sold for 2012 Paralympics

2.1 million tickets have already been sold for the 2012 Paralympics in London, surpassing the previous record of 1.8 million sold at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, with three weeks to go before the start of this year's Paralympics. On top of the millions of people that will be attending the Paralympics, it is expected that millions more will be watching on TV.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

London 2012 Paralympics: Football 5-a-side

Next up on the list of Paralympic Sports: Football: 5-a-side. The sport is football, or soccer here in the States, for individuals with visual impairments. Check out the video below to get introduced to this sport before the 2012 Paralympics in London:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

London 2012 Paralympics: Paralympic Rowing continues getting you ready for the 2012 Paralympics in London by introducing Paralympic Rowing: