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The Langtree's: The Family Behind Disabled World

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The Langtree family enjoys gardening, boating, fishing, and other things other families do. The Langtree's have a home with a swimming pool to enjoy, a yard for them to relax in when the weather is nice, and a neighborhood much like the one you would find in many other homes across Canada and America. They enjoy a life of daily living and caring for their children.

Discussions of the Disabled World website can only include Lynn and Ian; but who are these two people who are doing so much to keep this magnificent community website flourishing?

The Disabled World website offers an incredible amount of information. Health and information articles flow through the site, providing visitors with both timely and useful items.

News from around the world is available every day of the week. The community at Disabled World continues to grow seemingly daily, filled with people from across the world. There is news and information related to Veterans - there is so much available on this site.

There is a lot of hard work being done by Lynn and Ian

When I started writing articles for them, it involved a certain amount of interaction with Ian. I got to know him better through my interactions with Ian. What I found is that he is a very dedicated, patient, experienced, and kind person. Lynn Langtree is equally wonderful as a person; I am finding out; she is someone that Ian is very fortunate to be married to.

As Lynn stated through the quick commenting capability available through personal profiles at Disabled World, she is 'Watching her husband work, work, work..."

I imagine that a good portion of the work that goes into Disabled World involves Lynn and efforts on her part to contribute in any way that she can. Lynn Langtree is essential to what is happening with Disabled World because she is doing many 'behind-the-scenes activities that keep the site going. With four children in the picture, running a website of this magnitude is a team effort. Lynn is a strong woman dedicated to her family and the people at Disabled World. In addition, she owns and operates Montreal Cat Adoptions, a labor of love cat rescue service, So if you are in the Montreal area, and are looking for a cat or kitten, check her website at Montreal Cat Adoptions (www.montrealcatadoptions.com), and her latest additions of felines ready to be adopted at PetFinder.com (www.petfinder.com/member/ca/qc/chateauguay/montreal-cat-adoptions-qc120/)

Ian is originally from Darwin, Australia, which is located in the Northern Territory

Snow during Canadian winter at the Langtree residence.
Snow during Canadian winter at the Langtree residence.

He grew up in Ensay, Australia, although he has lived in Broome W.A., Darwin N.T., and Cairns, Queensland as well.

In a comment about his move from Australia to Canada, Ian stated, "Coming from tropical Darwin in the north of Australia to Canada was both a cultural shock and huge climatic change. In Darwin, the temperature ranges from around 25 to 36 degrees C most of the year, but in Montreal, it ranges from about 36 above to minus 40 degrees in winter."

For people who understand Fahrenheit temperatures instead of Celsius, that temperature range is about 75 degrees to 98.6 degrees most of the year and from 98.6 degrees to minus 49 degrees during the winter.

When Ian lived in Darwin, he was a mechanic. He worked fitting hand-controls and additional forms of adaptive equipment on vehicles. Through my interactions with Ian, I have found him filled with a powerful entrepreneurial spirit. He has pursued knowledge related to computer technologies that range from individualized studies of hardware, software, HTML, PHP, Internet-related knowledge, and many other forms of technology that he is often too humble to give himself credit for.

"From site design, script coding, to article research, Disabled World is run entirely by my wife and myself," says Ian. "I created the Disabled World website as a hobby in May 2004 to provide interesting articles on disability. Over time the website has expanded into an international disability community for people with disabilities and health conditions." Ian and Lyn Langtree were aware of the need for an interactive website for people with disabilities of all ages, from all walks of life."

The Disabled World website of today includes areas that cover various services. The site is family-friendly and is a member of The Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA), an independent, non-profit organization whose main goal is to empower parents to protect their children from potentially harmful content on the Internet.

Disabled World presents news from nations all over the planet related to people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, and more. Stories related to advancements in the field of medicine, science and articles on medical breakthroughs are available as well.

The Disability community that continues to grow on the site is well-presented and developed

The Disabled World website, which Lynn and Ian began in 2004 as a hobby, has grown into a site that presents a wide variety of information and disability community news while providing an array of services aimed at its users.

There are several sites on the Internet that provide information related to people with disabilities - none of them has the expansive amount of content and services available at Disabled World.

The family-oriented, entrepreneurial approach of the Langtree's has produced a site that is serving millions of people worldwide. Accessibility has been enhanced as well as a new feature allowing users to adjust the font size on any page throughout the entire Disabled World website.

The question of what drives the Langtree's might appear in the minds of some

Lynn and Ian believe in the Social Model of Disability, a belief developed by disabled people in the 1970s.

The social model changes the focus away from people's impairments and towards removing the barriers that disabled people face daily. There are more than fifty-four million people with disabilities in America alone; the Langtree's are aware of this and perceived the need for a website where people with disabilities from all age groups and walks of life could meet on common ground, free of charge, to read information, experiences, and tips.

Lynn and Ian truly care about the people who come to Disabled World. If there is a subject that you are interested in that is related to People with Disabilities, Seniors, Family Members, Friends, or Veterans that are not already in their extensive collection of information, they are more than willing to research items. Disabled World respects the contributions of its members as well.

Driven by a deep sense of humanity, the understanding that there is a great need for information and a community where people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, and others with health issues are concerned, as well as a strong entrepreneurial spirit, the Langtree's have created a website that is sure to thrive for many years to come. With the knowledge and capabilities that Ian possesses, the site itself is masterfully developed and maintained.

No matter what you are looking for related to the areas presented on the site, you can be sure that the quality of your experience at Disabled World will be the best you can find on the Internet.