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Sri at TEDx Ubud

July 1, 2013

Back this spring we let you know Sri Lestari was going to travel from Jakarta to Ubud on her modified motorbike for made it to TEDx Ubud.  Sri just shared with us the video of her time at TEDx.

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Whirlwind Wheelchair Hosts ISO Wheelchair Working Group Meetings

May 31, 2013

Double Drum Test of an early RoughRider Whirlwind is hosting the International Organization for Standards – ISO – (wheelchairs) Working Group Meetings from June 3 throug June 7, 2013 at San Francisco State University.  The Working Groups comprise representatives of industry and consumer groups who work to develop and design manufacturing standards for manual and power…

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Elementary Students Raise over $5,000 for Whirlwind in Wheels of Hope Activity

May 14, 2013

Fourth grade students selling sundaes to raise funds for their Wheels of Hope project for Whirlwind Wheelchair Fourth grade students selling sundaes to raise funds for their Wheels of Hope project for Whirlwind Wheelchair. In fall 2012, 100 fourth grade students from Indian Ridge Elementary School in the Cherry Creek school district of metro Denver, Colorado…

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Sri Lestari Is Off to TEDx Ubud

May 8, 2013

 

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Traveler’s Program Update

April 23, 2013

Fatuma before and after receiving her new RoughRider Wheelchair in Masake, Uganda We recently received this post from Craig Pierson on Facebook “This Summer a group of us went to Masaka, Uganda to build a playground at Jireh Children’s Center. While there we met Fatuma. As you can see her wheelchair was in pretty rough…

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Will Sri Lestari Reach TEDx Ubud on Her Modified Motorbike?

April 2, 2013

Last week we shared a photo of Sri Lestari, a social worker who is employed by a Whirlwind partner, UCP Wheels for Humanity, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  We found out after our post that she has been asked to speak at the TEDx Ubud conference on June 1st.   Sri is hoping to make her trip to…

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Whirlwind Shifts into High Gear with International Quality Standards

March 26, 2013

With the 2010 Whirlwind RoughRider® on track to reach more than 20,000 riders next year, the process for ensuring that each chair is of the highest quality becomes an even greater challenge. Unlike Whirlwind’s first 25 years, it is no longer cost-competitive for one person to hand-make every RoughRider from start to finish. Now, as…

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RoughRider Technical Support Pages Launched!

March 14, 2013
Will Wrist Band Will Power

Have a technical support question about your RoughRider? Now it’s easy to find.  Whirlwind Wheelchair just launched our RoughRider Technical Support pages.  We’ve started with the basics – assembly and adjustment – but will be adding more; so check back and let us know if there is something you would like us to include.

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Thanks for Visiting us at the International Seating Symposium

March 8, 2013
Executive Director Marc Krizack and Matt McCambridge at the International Seating Symposium

  Whirlwind Product Development Director, Matt McCambridge and Executive Director, Marc Krizak this week at the International Seating Symposium. Great event – RSTCE!

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Findings and Recommendations from Whilrwind’s Assistive Technology Research on the Navajo Reservation

February 26, 2013

Kim D. Reisinger, Ph.D, director of Whirlwind’s Assistive Technology Research (ATR) Division,  recently concluded a major survey research project on the awareness of, access to, and acquisition of low-cost, high-quality Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services on the Navajo Nation.  The research was funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation…

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