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Author Archives: Elisabeth

Politically Correct vs. People First Language

I cannot stand politically correct (PC) language. But I am all for People First (PF) language. There is a huge difference there but sometimes people are not aware of what the difference is. PC language goes into excessive lengths not … Continue reading

Accessible parking in USA

Some people call it handicap parking. The proper term is accessible parking. But no matter what you call it, there are precise rules and regulations. Most people have no idea what those are. Many people who legally use the accessible … Continue reading

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New BIID study, participants needed!

Dear fellow PWBs (persons with BIID), there is a new study going on in Georgia University, USA. They are trying to find a gene responsible for BIID. So far they have only six participants, not enough to find the causative … Continue reading

New Tires

My wheelchair came with flat rubber tires. They were great on smooth surfaces. Very fast. Nice natural rubber, I’ve never seen anything like that on American wheelchairs. They were great for two months. They handled water and ice. But then … Continue reading

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Mushy Brain

I went today to Goodwill store. I love Goodwill. It’s a thrift store that looks more like a department store than a second hand store. It doesn’t have a musty smell. It has a lot of nice stuff and a … Continue reading

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Wheelchair etiquette for devotees

You are happily browsing through books in a bookstore or maybe you are on a mission of getting another six pack in a grocery store, when suddenly from the corner of your eye you spot her. Or him. Sitting in … Continue reading

Wheelchair Etiquette

So what are the things that bug us the most when we are in a wheelchair? The stuff caused by others? Here is what we would like you to do and not to do so that we both can be … Continue reading


Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID): This is a mental disorder where the person’s body image of themselves does not match their physical body.  It affects people in different ways.  Some feel they are meant to be amputees, others blind, deaf, … Continue reading

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