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New Niche Stock Image Website, PhotoAbility, Offers Unique Photos of Models With Disabilities

No Comments 29 January 2014


Fort Lauderdal, Florida (PRWEB) January 28, 2014

Deborah Davis, co-owner of a new stock photography website with images of people of disabilities, became part of the disabled community when a car accident left her paralyzed from the chest down at 18 years old. The 49 year-old mother of two is announcing the launch of her new niche company, PhotoAbility, whose goal is to change how the public views, accepts and welcomes people with disabilities in mainstream society around the world.

PhotoAbility features a wide selection of stock images of authentic models with disabilities focused in lifestyle, leisure and travel settings. Images available include diverse stock photos of people in wheelchairs, amputees, the hearing and visually impaired and more. These photos capture the models enjoying playgrounds, going to prom, playing sports, shopping, working, relaxing at the beach, dating and getting married, traveling and much more.

Companies from all industries in need of original images that express a message of inclusion and diversity will find an array of high quality, rights managed and royalty free stock photos from which to choose for marketing and advertising campaigns.

PhotoAbility represents the one billion people with disabilities across the globe, and is one more fighting voice for the entire disabled community. This unique market, together with their family and friends, spends billions of dollars all over the world in travel and lifestyle sectors every year. However, this powerful and growing segment of society is rarely seen or acknowledged in advertising or editorial images. PhotoAbility has resolved to bring the disabled community back into mainstream media.

Increasing the positive imagery of persons with disabilities, and those who use mobility devices such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers, guide dogs, etc., will not only encourage further inclusion and accommodation, but will help to eliminate the fear and negative stereotyping that so often permeates all levels of society.

Industry leaders, graphic design and advertising professionals and publication editors can use PhotoAbility’s offering of high quality stock photos to incorporate a renewed message of inclusion into their advertisements and publications, extending a welcoming message to this significant market of people with disabilities, their friends and families.

“Stock image buyers can now find an exclusive source for creative, positive and refreshing imagery depicting individuals, from youths to seniors, who happen to have disabilities,” said Deborah Davis, co-founder of PhotoAbility.net. “These images can depict an inclusive message to customers and show how companies value the economic impact of customers with varying physical abilities.”

At PhotoAbility.net, visitors can browse the photo gallery, purchase images or contact the company to inquire about creating custom photos shoots representing specific interests and properties. PhotoAbility can provide anything from a general photo concept to a full marketing analysis, as well as models and advice on how to authentically and realistically portray people with disabilities in a natural setting.

Photographers are invited to submit their photos for inclusion and portfolio hosting in the PhotoAbility library, as well. All photos selected can earn up to 45 percent commission on each sale.

Not sure where to start? Browse the PhotoAbility gallery or visit the site’s “Editor’s Choice” page to review a selection of photographs that reflect the beauty and uniqueness of their stock photos. Photos can be viewed individually or as part of a convenient slide show.

Increasing the positive imagery of persons with disabilities and who use mobility devices such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers, guide dogs etc., will not only encourage further inclusion by increasing awareness that we want to participate and should be equally accommodated, but will help to eliminate the fear and negative stereotyping that so often permeates all levels of society.

We, through our image gallery, hope that by increasing awareness of the value in maintaining and making structural and attitudinal changes, it will encourage and sustain the participation of those with differing abilities around the world.

We encourage you, as industry leaders, and professionals who make editorial and creative decisions to take a good look at how you can incorporate inclusion images and a welcoming message to this significant market.

PhotoAbility was established in March 2012 by Bill Forrester and Deborah Davis with the goal of providing high quality, unique, non-medically oriented imagery of persons with disabilities for purchase by the advertising, marketing and media sectors. The Commercial Stock Image Library specializes in positive and “Inclusive images of people with a disability in leisure, lifestyle and travel settings.

The 2000+ inclusive images depicted in the PhotoAbility gallery are designed to impact attitudinal bias, change perception and provide motivation to eliminate and reduce social, structural and professional barriers. A wave of change reflected in popular media and advertising can make an impact on laws and attitudes around the globe, and on how many with differing abilities view themselves.

For more information and to view PhotoAbility.net’s positive, inclusive Stock Images, please visit http://www.PhotoAbility.net.







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How long should the meteor shower be going on?

No Comments 29 January 2014

Question by Jordyn: How long should the meteor shower be going on?
Don’t shoot this down as a stupid question. Yes, I know they are out mid august every year, but last year they continued after the main one for a while.
My main question is, will there still be some meteors next weekend? I have an event to be at where it would be nice to go see them with my group.

Best answer:

Answer by campbelp2002
The Perseid meteor shower peaks on the new-Moon night of Sunday–Monday, August 12–13.

The Perseids have a broad peak. So don’t despair if clouds are forecast for Sunday night — or if work obligations prevent you from staying up until dawn on Monday.

The meteor rate increases to roughly 30 per hour in the predawn hours on Saturday, 45 per hour on Sunday morning, and 80 per hour before the sky starts to get light on Monday morning. That’s for a single observer at a dark-sky site in the north temperate latitudes.

On any given night, activity starts slowly in the evening but picks up by 11 p.m., when the radiant gets reasonably high in the sky. The meteor rate increases steadily through the night as the radiant rises higher, peaking just before the sky starts to get light, roughly 1½ to 2 hours before sunrise.

For the most pleasant viewing experience, find a spot far from any city lights. Perseids tend to be relatively bright as meteors go, but you’ll still see more the darker your skies are. Bring a reclining chair so that you can view high in the sky in comfort; there’s no point in filling half your field of view with trees. Don’t forget warm, mosquito-proof clothes or, better, a sleeping bag. No matter how hot the days are, it can get surprisingly chilly under a clear sky late at night, especially whan you’re inactive. And for many people, the most important accessory is bug spray for the parts of you that remain exposed!

It doesn’t really matter where in the sky you watch; meteors can appear anywhere. Just watch where it’s darkest, usually straight up. It’s probably best not to stare directly at the radiant, because meteors there leave short trails.

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HOW DO YOU GO UP STAIRS IN A WHEELCHAIR. #wheelchair

26 Comments 29 January 2014

This is the way that Mad Martini goes up the stairs by him self. And he also shows you how he goes down the stairs sole. Hit the subscribe button for your su…
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Latest Wheelchairs News

No Comments 29 January 2014

Students in wheelchairs receive special desks
Students in wheelchairs receive special desks. Published at 3:51 p.m. on January 22, 2014 | Modified at 3:52 p.m. on January 22, 2014. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Reddit E-mail Print. Morgan Carr, a boy scout representing Troop 550 of Warner Robins, …
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Rotarians raise 00 for wheelchairs for Mexico's needy
Nancy Pennell, a member of the downtown Rotary Club who was in charge of the event, said the funds raised should provide 28 wheelchairs for the club to take to Tulancingo later this year. Comments. Posted by bev, a resident of Downtown on Jan 21, 2014 …
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Passenger in wheelchair denied access to AC Transit bus
You can't really make out the conversation between the AC Transit bus driver and the passenger, but it's clear the man in the wheelchair is not being allowed on board and threatens to block the bus, which he then does for several minutes. AC Transit is …
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YogaVibes Features Online Yoga Videos

No Comments 29 January 2014


Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 23, 2013

Warrior what? Put this foot where? Sometimes yoga is just plain confusing. Thats why YogaVibes, a leading distributor of online yoga classes, features a Strike a Pose section. This section features free online yoga videos created to break down the nuts and bolts of each pose.

This super useful collection of online yoga videos offers alignment tips, fiery sequences, secret yoga tricks, short meditation and breathing exercises, and even instruction for the crazy pretzel poses. Check out the attached short, instructional video from YogaVibes partner, Justin Michael Williams, on safely practicing chaturanga.

This section is conveniently divided into different areas of focus to help YogaVibes users easily find desired poses and sequences.

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WCMX: Taking Wheelchairs To New Heights

No Comments 29 January 2014

WCMX: Taking Wheelchairs To New Heights
Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is perched at the top of a 50-foot “giganta” ramp in the middle of Madison Square Garden. His wheels are pointed down the precipitous slope toward a gap the length of three parallel-parked cars, which he intends to jump.
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Wheelchair appeal's black and white celebration
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Appeal's 317th and 318th specially adapted wheelchairs to local deserving boys Sean Dolman,12, from Widnes and Toby Griffiths, 15, from Alsager. Members and friends of the club got to rub …
Read more on ChesterChronicle.co.uk (blog)

Wheelchairs Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available
Over the past three years, the average price of wheelchairs has slightly increased as a result of the expanding population of people aged 65 and older, the increase in healthcare spending and higher input costs. To help procurement professionals make …
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Airport wheelchair agents to get less than minimum wage
You want to get paid the minimum wage? Tough. That was the message private contractor Air Serv sent its airport wheelchair agents in a Dec. 30 memo obtained by the Daily News. RELATED: LAGUARDIA AIRPORT ID CHECKER SURVIVES ON CHURCH …
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Lightweight aluminium folding transit wheelchair with brakes in metallic blue Reviews

2 Comments 29 January 2014

Lightweight aluminium folding transit wheelchair with brakes in metallic blue

Lightweight aluminium folding transit wheelchair with brakes in metallic blue

  • New 2012 Model Which offers more comfort & reliability than older models. Weighs 12.9kg
  • This lightweight aluminium wheelchair in metallic blue is excellent value for money with many features as standard including, swing away and removable footrests.
  • This chair also offers attendant brakes, a fold down backrest for easy storage, side skirts and padded armrests.
  • Benefits from 8in / 20cm solid castors, 12in / 30cm solid rear wheels. Max user weight 18st / 114kg.

Features and benefits – Attendant handbrakes – Swing away removable footrests – 20cm/8″ solid front castors – 30cm/12″ solid rear wheels – Fold down backrest with rear pocket – Side skirts – Heel-loops Specification – Height: 94cm/37″ – Length (inc footrests): 99cm/39″ – Width: 58cm/22¾” – Seat height: 50cm/19¾” – Seat width: 48cm/19″ – Seat depth: 40.5cm/16″ – Width between arms: 43cm/17″ – Folded dimensions: 81cm x 71.5cm x -27cm – Maximum user weight: 116kg/256lbs – Net weight: 10.5kg/23lbs – Weight inc footrests: 12kg/26.2lbs. Dimensions ( Approx ):When open: Length = 93cm (37″) Width = 56cm (22″) Height = 93cm (37″) When closed ( Backrest folded down & footrests removed ): Length = 66cm (26″) Width = 24cm (9.4″) Height = 76cm (30″) *** PLEASE VIEW OUR DELIVERY INFORMATION BEFORE PURCHASING AS WE HAVE A LIST OF POSTCODES THE COURIER CHARGES EXTRA TO DELIVER TO. THEREFORE WE CAN NOT OFFER FREE DELIVERY TO THESE AREAS *** – THE PRICE QUOTED ABOVE IS EXCLUSIVE OF V.A.T AS 99% OF USERS WILL BE V.A.T EXEMPT. ALL WE NEED FROM YOU IS A SHORT MESSAGE STATING THE USERS FULL NAME & CONDITION FOR MORE INFORMATION & EXEMPT-ABLE CONDITIONS PLEASE READ OUR ‘ABOUT SELLER’ SECTION ON AMAZON.

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Find a riser recliner chair that makes a difference with Handicare

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Find a riser recliner chair that makes a difference with Handicare
Rise and recline chairs are designed to provide help with sitting down or getting up, as well as offering support for the entire body in the seated position. Riser recliner chairs from Handicare come with single or dual motors, which guide the body …
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Mike Argento: Why stand when you can lie down?
Brunner cites British preacher and theologian John Wesley as being among those who warned of the moral hazard of reclining. Wesley once delivered an entire sermon against sleeping late: "A still greater objection to the not rising early, the not …
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Obesity expert rejects 'shaming'
Mary Forhan remembers meeting a severely obese woman whose life had shrunk to the reclining chair in her living room. It started with an injury from a car crash, followed by reduced work hours and roles. Depression followed, as did disability and …
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