The NARIC Multimedia Collection

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The NARIC Multimedia Collection includes videos, webcasts, podcasts, and other multimedia products from the NIDILRR community.

Man using wheelchair "Hands-on brakes for manual wheelchairs"

"Hands-on" brakes for manual wheelchairs.

Abstract: This video demonstrates the designer and multiple individuals testing the new design of a "hands-on" brake for manual wheelchair users to help them slow down and stop, both easier and quicker while reducing burning and fatigue, and allowing users to keep their hands on the wheels at all times. This system replaces the stock wheel and camber block of the chair, without increasing the chair's overall width or weight, not impacting normal operation and propulsion of the wheel, providing consistent and repeatable operation, and without obtrusive cables or levers.

Post date: 06/19/2012 - 15:44
Woman walking into fitness facility. AIMFREE


Abstract: Video demonstrates how the AIMFREE (Accessibility Instruments Measuring Fitness and Recreation Environments) instrument can be used to create barrier free fitness environments for individuals with disabilities. The AIMFREE instrument was developed to measure the accessibility of fitness and recreation facilities as it pertains to persons with mobility impairments. Available in paper format or online, AIMFREE contains about 400 questions and 15 different sections.

Post date: 06/19/2012 - 15:27
Assessing medicaid healthcare claims for people with disabilities. Evidence based information for policy makers

Analyzing Medicaid healthcare claims for people with disabilities

Abstract: The presenters provide evidence-based information about a project that analyzes claims data for the entire adult Medicaid population of Kansas residents in a different way. Dividing the population into groups that have commonalities in terms of use and the way they use healthcare instead of the traditional way claims are analyzed, helps policymakers to better understand the overall health, needs, and how healthcare services are used from specific groups of individuals. Run time: 7 minutes 39 seconds.
Post date: 05/30/2014 - 04:32
Jesse Fann, MD, discusses antidepressant medications.

Antidepressant Medications

Abstract: Speaker provides information on what antidepressants are, what they do, and how they affect the body. He talks about the negative images people and the media have about antidepressants, stigma, the difference in treatment between people with brain injury and without, reasons patients don't want to take antidepressants, and the importance of patients and their families to be involved in the decision-making and treatment options process to decide the best approaches for dealing with depression. Run time: 2 minutes 44 seconds.

Post date: 08/12/2015 - 06:42
Art and Music Therapy in Rehab and Beyond

Art and music therapy in rehab and beyond.

Abstract: In this presentation, two therapists explain the many benefits that can be gained through the creative arts therapies. They provide examples of different equipment and supplies that can be used by individuals with mobility disabilities and discuss ways art can be used to support rehabilitation, and for personal growth, expression, and enjoyment. A guest artist, who is a mouth painter, talks about his evolution as a professional artist since sustaining a spinal cord injury more than 30 years ago. Run time 59 minutes 13 seconds.

Post date: 06/19/2012 - 15:22

Arthritis and employment part 1: Resources for employed people with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions.

Abstract:This question-and-answer podcast is the first in a two-part series. Part one provides resources that are available to help an employer and people with arthritis or other rheumatic conditions like lupus, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis that have some limitation in their ability to work. The speaker explains how limitations can affect the type or amount of work an individual can accomplish and how accommodations can help work performance. Information on government funded resources, voluntary organizations, and local resources are also provided.

Post date: 04/11/2013 - 03:58

Arthritis and employment part 2: When and how to tell people at work about your arthritis or other rheumatic condition.

Abstract: This question-and-answer podcast is the second in a two-part series. Part two provides information for individuals with arthritis or another rheumatic health condition on when, if, and how to discuss/disclose that information to an employer, prospective employer, or interviewer. The speaker also shares tips, strategies, and ideas about how to approach the difficult task of requesting accommodations from an employer and explains both the pros and cons of telling an employer and co-workers about having a health condition or disability.

Post date: 04/11/2013 - 04:03
Elizabeth Felix, PhD. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Miami VAHS

Asking about pain

Abstract: Presenter comments on how physicians treated individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who have pain symptoms below the level of injury, in both the past and present, and stresses how important it is for physicians to ask questions in the right way to be able to help, treat, or prevent the chronic pain that some individuals with SCI experience. Run time: 1 minute 46 seconds.

Post date: 10/28/2014 - 06:24
Alternative and Augmentative Communication. Katherine Drager, Janice Lights, & David McNaughton Penn State University. Ideas that Work

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Abstract: This webcast introduces the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for children. What AAC is and the benefits of using ACC are explained.

Post date: 06/19/2012 - 15:26

Autonomic Dysreflexia

Abstract: Webcast provides information on what autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is and explains the importance of how to prevent, recognize, and treat the life-threatening condition that affects individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Post date: 10/08/2013 - 02:53