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Accessible toys designed for individuals living with paralysis

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Issue 40 | September 2016

Background

Nearly 1 in 50 Americans are living with paralysis. While advances in technology have adapted everything from homes to cars so that people with physical disabilities can carry out simple daily activities, one area has been largely overlooked: play.

For the 5.6 million Americans with some form of paralysis, play is difficult, if not impossible.

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation wanted to help people living with paralysis to experience playtime with their families and drive awareness of the need for accessible toys to help fund their manufacture.

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