Archive for September, 2012

Technical Aids for Quadriplegics Part X

Thursday, September 27th, 2012


One of the biggest difficulties for us quadriplegics is opening screw caps of jars and bottles.

The variant to beat them up with a hammer or to throw the jars and bottles in the easiest way on the floor to open them is working excellently, but proved out to be inefficient in practice after a longer test phase.

I have reported already several times about special openers, (see older blogposts).

As self-confessed roamer on websites of the most different online medical supply stores I have found two new models made from silicone. The sunflower bottle opener

Model Geniosa

is working quite well, but needs getting used to. The

blue jar opener

has convinced me completely with its splines on the in- and outside whereby it gets a good grip, and is in my opinion even a little bit better than its competitor product of the company Dycem, whose products I think are excellent.

Source of supply of both items at www.dein-sanitä

I assume no responsibility for an aching head on the next day after an extensive test series of the openers with e.g. a bottle of vodka and a jar of figs ;-)

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Addendum Safety warning

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch.

German Football League Record

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012


I would like to thank

Eintracht Frankfurt

sincerely for yesterday’s birthday present in terms of the victory

Nuremberg : Frankfurt


and the associated German football league record for a promoted team of 12 points in the first 4 matches.

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Eigude Shame XIX

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012


Everybody who lives in the city and has moved houses once knows about the big difficulty where to park the moving truck???

Normal car parking places are scarce anyway.

The blocking of perceived parking places with chairs and trash cans is rarely working.

Somebody could use the chairs, and for a parking place in the city center even a Yuppie with an Audi TT will push a trash can aside.

In Frankfurt we have a service where you inform the city when you would like to move.

The city then places official parking prohibition signs so that the moving truck has a suitable parking place.

I assume that illegally parking cars will be towed away.
So you have at least a real chance for a parking place on your moving day!!!

The guys who have set up this sign should be tied to the sign and “showered” with old vegetables!

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Safety warning

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Worldwide App for Disabled Toilets!!!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012


One of the main issues for us wheelers is the question, where is the next disabled toilet.

As pedestrian it is hardly imaginable that trips into the wild have to be planned from loo to loo.

For many wheelers the question of the next toilet is rather the biggest handicap, and many don’t dare to leave home for this reason!!!

Ingenious…!!! Finally it is available, the

Worldwide Google Disabled Toilet Finder App

Source photo:

There you can display worldwide with Google the nearest disabled toilet on the street map.

I know my hometown Frankfurt very well, but I would never have thought that there are so many disabled toilets in the city center.

This is awesome… Post, post, post…

Because this app or website is interactive as well you can also comment on the disabled toilets, if e.g. there is a narrow door, or add not known disabled toilets.

The option to display disabled parking places exists, but there have to be added some 1000 existing parking places.

I am asking all readers to make this website known:

Post the Link on Facebook, other social media,… or wherever:

or my blogpost:

Thanks in advance!!

I have found a similar website from a manufacturer of Australian public designer toilets for Australia and New Zealand:

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