SPINALpedia has gotten a lot of press these past few years, and for good reason — it’s possibly the best video-based peer mentoring site ever. What makes it so good is its extensive library of videos by people with all levels of spinal cord injuries recording their solutions to everyday problems, such as transferring out of bed or into a car, or cooking a meal.

Although you can use SPINALpedia.com whether you register or not, to get the most out of it, it’s best to create an account. Then you can set “tags” for your profile based on what your abilities are. For example, you can list what your trunk function is and whether you have full use of your arms, hands or fingers. Then when you want to see how someone else does something you do — like, say, drive a van — you can search using your tags to pull up a video by someone with roughly the same abilities.