So you want to see Europe, but you’re wondering how hard that will be in a wheelchair. Well, like other tourists, you’ll need some flexibility, humor and willingness to deal with frustrations. But you may be surprised at how easy it is. By planning your trip, you can help to ensure that your travels go […]
Everyone should be familiar with fire prevention and safety measures. But it’s especially important for wheelchair users, who are often unable to use the evacuation strategy that others use. If you’re a wheelchair user, you should have an emergency evacuation plan to ensure that you can get out of your home or workplace safely and quickly […]
Planning a trip can be a time- and energy-consuming undertaking for anyone. But when mobility is a factor, it can be all the more challenging. And even with the most careful groundwork laid, accessible travel plans can go wrong. Perhaps your wheelchair’s missing when you arrive in New York, or you find that you can’t maneuver […]
Natural events such as tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes — as well as fire or the seasonal power outage — are situations that everyone needs to be prepared to handle. Having a flashlight, battery-powered radio and nonperishable food on hand is a given. But if your mobility is limited, you need to be even more prepared […]
If you’ve used a wheelchair for a while, you know that regular maintenance is essential. You may troubleshoot your chair yourself between service inspections, or you may rely entirely on your service technician. However you ensure that your wheelchair is in top shape, the cushion is sometimes a part that gets overlooked.
Summer is the time when practically everyone relishes getting out and about and enjoying the sunshine. Wheelchair users and their caregivers are no exception. But if you use a wheelchair, you have special needs to keep in mind. Familiarizing yourself with these summertime safety tips will go a long way toward keeping you and your […]