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Educational Comics: Schizophrenia and more

Educational Comics: Schizophrenia and more « ScienceRoll

From the 31 January blog item at ScienceRoll

Last week, I gave a presentation about how people with mental conditions and their doctors use the web and social media at the Congress of Psychiatry and I saw a great idea when walking around after my talk. The comics book shown below (Microchip in the brain) is used for educating people dealing with schizophrenia. It guides the patient through a whole story describing the symptoms, issues at the doctor visit and other important topics.

As I checked it online, there are other great comic books focusing on different conditions. Such high quality educational materials can be a huge help both for patients and their relatives.

January 31, 2012 Posted by | Health Education (General Public) | , , , | Leave a comment

Ouch! – A BBC Website for and by Disabled People

Ouch! – It’s a Disability Thing

From the Ouch! About Page

Ouch! is a website from the BBC that reflects the lives and experiences of disabled people. It has articles, blogs, a very busy messageboard and an award-winning downloadable radio show – The Ouch Podcast). It’s aimed at those with a stakehold in disability: family, friends, professionals and, rather importantly, disabled people themselves – without whom all this would be a bit meaningless.

Some Other Features

The Play link has humorous drawings, comics, and articles.

The Motley Zoo comics features disabled animals such as animals that cannot go out to sea (owl and pussycat) because they are afraid of water.

A regular feature on accessible technology devices, such as the “Ouch! guide to audio description” and “TV help”.

A weekly Newsletter including disability news from the media and what’s new at Ouch!. Free subscription available.

 

 

Tech-interested visitors will enjoy Adrian Higginbotham’s regular feature on accessible technology devices, such as the “Ouch! guide to audio description” and “TV help”. Visitors can subscribe to the “Newsletter” to get a weekly brief on what’s new in disability news and what’s new on the site. The link to subscribe is on the bottom left side of the homepage. Visitors will want to check out the “Play” link, with its humorous drawings, comics and articles. The “Motley Zoo” comic depicts disabled animals, such as a shy peacock or the owl and the pussycat that can’t go out to sea because they have hydrophobia.

 

 

February 5, 2011 Posted by | Health Education (General Public) | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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