disabilities News

Student Group Organizes Art Displays for Disability Awareness Week

Market Square in downtown Knoxville will be a little more colorful on November 30, thanks to Campus Disability Advocates. The UT group is putting together an art display of works representing the experiences of people with disabilities—and submissions are being accepted through the end of this week.

UT Study Looks at Manual Wheelchair Use, Exercise, and Calorie Burning

A person who uses a manual wheelchair can burn up to 120 calories in half an hour while wheeling at 2 mph on a flat surface, which is three times as much as someone doing the same action in a motorized wheelchair. The same person can expend 127 calories while mopping and as much as 258 calories while fencing in a thirty-minute timeframe if the activities are done in a manual wheelchair. This is according to a review article written by UT Knoxville professor David R. Bassett Jr.