Does a spinal cord injury have a language barrier? When it comes to paralysis, the SCI Foundation in Taiwan doesn’t think so. The group has translated 20 videos from FacingDisability.com into Chinese and is featuring them on its new website.
On a recent trip to Canada to attend an SCI conference, the Taiwanese group learned there
were many international groups searching for an alliance. CEO, Hsin-Ping Hung, said he was inspired during his trip by the people he met, and the new developments in SCI outreach and awareness. He and some of his dedicated colleagues have developed a website with videos about SCI from around the world – and translated them into Chinese.
“I encouraged my staff and clients to watch the videos on your website,” Hung says. We’ve included the ones that inspire us the most and translated them.” Most of the videos they selected focus on how people handle their feelings. It’s called SCSRC.org.tw.
Thea Flaum, founder of FacingDisability.com, says she couldn’t be more excited about being chosen to be part of this website. “We may be worlds apart and speak entirely different languages, but the emotional substance of how an individual feels after a life-altering event such as a spinal cord injury is strikingly similar.”