Sports sites

Sailability Victoria, previously Sailing for Everyone An organisation facilitating sailing for every person, concentrating on sailing in the Access Dinghy range of yachts. Based in Victoria but growing and spreading worldwide. I'm president of the Docklands club and designed and maintain the website.

Sailability An organisation facilitating sailing for every person, regardless of age or disability. This is now an International organisation that has grown from an Australian base largely using Australian yachts.

Access Dinghies Boat designers and builders of the Access 2.3 and 303 yachts for use by everyone.

Albert Park Yacht Club, where Colin was a member and Class Captain, has their own site detailing the classes of yachts sailied and other club details.

Disabled WinterSport Australia is a multi-facetted, self help sporting organisation which prides itself on its ability to enjoy the magnificent environment that is Australia's Snowy Mountains, and equally importantly, enjoy it with fellow skiers.

Victorian Water Ski Association, Disabled Division A group who concentrate on water-skiing for both enjoyment and competition for people with disabilities.

New South Wales Wheelchair Sports Association Interesting site with a great collection of links on one page.

The Wheellife the social and lifestyle website
created for wheelchair users and their wider community.

Disability equipment design

Cool Mobility is a company that has a mission to commercialise technology designed and conceived by Colin Johanson and Moira McEwan, as well as others.

TrackChair is similar in operation to a conventional wheelchair however it has one very distinctive difference: it has two hand rims on each side of the chair. Drive just with one hand or gain a 2:1 reduction drive for two handed pushing and braking.

aIDEAS is an advanced technology project based ideas-house using demonstrators as a way of showing new inclusive design concepts.

Lu Papi & Associates Freedom Wheelchair designed for active paraplegics and is intended to reduce barriers to travel and independence. The chair's unique axel-less design allows the user's everyday chair to be quickly converted to a commode for use over a toilet or in a shower.

General interest sites

Useful Links

I have included links that have quality and mostly free services/products that are useful to people in a webmaster type role.
* denotes personal favourites).

There are links on graphics, general stuff


* Color Cop v5.3 converts RGB decimal values to RGB Hexadecimal Triplets. It has a built in color picker, color preview, auto copy to clipboard, and an eyedropper to choose colors anywhere on the screen. Runs on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP. Superfast freeware.

* IrfanView, a new improved version, is a fast and functional (freeware) (with great thumbnail viewing) image viewer/converter for Win95/98/NT. Supported file formats: JPG/JPEG, GIF, BMP/DIB/RLE, PCX/DCX, PNG, TIFF, TGA, RAS/SUN, ICO, CUR/ANI, AVI, WAV, MID/RMI, WMF, EMF, PSD, PSP, CPT, PBM/PGM/PPM, IFF/LBM, EPS, CLP, CAM, LWF, AIF, MPG/MPEG, MOV, SND/AU, G3, SFW, DAT (Video CD), RealAudio, KDC and Photo-CD.


Megaconverter 2 Check out this site as it has ALL the conversions you'd ever want. Quite an amazing site. Twirl the dial around and around and you get more and more conversion calculator options.

Bed and Breakfast at 62 Langford Parade, Paynesville, Vic. A local BnB of one bedroom with private shower, toilet and access door. I helped to set up their basic website.

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Last revised 3 February 2001.