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Read the latest news and developments concerning Spinal Cord Injury and the legal world below.

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Hotels Need to be Designed with the Disabled in Mind, too

A holiday, weekend away or even just an overnight stay while travelling should be relaxing for everyone. Yet for travellers living with a spinal cord injury, a hotel can be one of the biggest challenges to navigate. We take a look at the hospitality industry, the improvements to be made and how accessible hotels don’t need to compromise a traveller’s experience.

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Spinal Cord Injury: Returning to Education

Spinal cord injury can happen at any age; even to small children. Statistically, young people between 16 and 30 years old are more likely to be injured, and some reports place the mode (most common) age people sustain their injury to be 19 years old. That’s university age - and while education might not be on everyone’s mind at that time in their lives, it has become one of the most common and rewarding avenues to pursue after injury, at any age.

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Spinal Cord Injury Paralyses Someone Every Four Hours, New Estimates Reveal

  • New data estimates that 2,500 people are injured or diagnosed with a spinal cord injury every year, not 1,000 as previously thought
  • Increased support to spinal cord injured people now urgent, say charities
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