Mario Antoine Aoun is doing his Phd in Cognitive Informatics at the ‘Université de Québec à Montréal’ (UQAM), Canada. He writes for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computing Reviews (CR) and he has scientific publications. Mario is paraplegic since the year 2007 due to Idiopathic Acute Transverse Myelitis (IATM), which is an autoimmune disorder that hits the Spinal Cord. His level of injury is T6 and he has absolutely no mobility or sensation from waist down. Currently, Mario is participating in a research study on the Exoskeleton Robot Suit from Eksobionics and training himself to walk using the robot suit
(https://youtu.be/wRXQadwSPW8). He is the founder of the group Paraplegic Anonymous on Facebook (http://www.paraplegicanonymous.org), too. Mario is grateful to all the persons who supported, and are still supporting, him through his journey.
The movie “Me before You” has recently got the attention and critics of Disability Activists worldwide. The reason behind their reaction is that the movie tackled a very sensitive issue: It attempted to show that […]