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Reprinted from PN January 2001

Recent surveys say the Information Revolution is leaving behind a large majority of people with disabilities. This redesigned Web site will give these users a more dynamic and useful tool.

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Like the rest of the world, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) has entered the Information Age. But what does this Age mean for people with disabilities? Because of this question and a number of others, PVA decided to redesign its Web site to better serve and inform its members and the many other audiences who have come to rely on the organization's expertise.

A large portion of the site is accessible now, and an important aspect of the redesign is to make the site fully "Bobby compliant" by spring 2001. "Bobby" is a Web-based tool that analyzes Web pages for accessibility to people with disabilities. As a free public service, Bobby's mission is to expand opportunities for people with disabilities through the innovative use of computer technology—a goal PVA fully supports.

Although the "under construction" sign will be posted for many months, users will still be able to locate all the information they need. In the "Living with SCI" section, you will find important information about healthcare, accessibility, disability-rights laws, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, useful links, and links to all PVA's chapters. Other popular areas include "Sports and Recreation," "Members and Spouses," "Research and Education," "Support PVA," and "Publications."

So, if you haven't been to PVA's Web site in awhile, visit and discover what PVA is about, the many important activities it is involved in, and how this organization can help you. It's a virtual world that will expand your horizons. If you are a PVA member, write to us with your ideas and suggestions at

Jim Angelo is publications manager—communication, at the PVA National Office in Washington, D.C.


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