We have all heard of popular social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, but have you heard about Spinalpedia?
The website is a combination of Facebook and YouTube for people with spinal cord injury. Users can upload videos and share how they live with the disability. From Zumba to Zip lining, there are a myriad of videos for all levels of activity.
One of my favorite features of the site is the ability to filter your searches. For example, if you’re wanting to see a video of how a person with quadriplegia with limited hand dexterity drives a vehicle, then you can find videos fitting those specific details.
SPINALpedia is a great resource for both the newly-injured and those who have been injured for years. The organization’s motto is “See it. Believe it. Do it.” Like myself and so many others with disabilities, we have learned a lot from our peers.
Tiffany Carlson is the executive director of SPINALpedia. Carlson is a well-known disability blogger and often writes for New Mobility Magazine. In addition to the website, she heads up the Determined2Heal Foundation, which empowers people who are paralyzed. To learn more about these great resources, visit http://www.spinalpedia.com.