One often tends to believe that what most affects the manoeuvrability of a wheelchair is the weight of the person who uses it, and the material with which the frame is made. However, there are other factors related to the friction of your wheelchair that will affect your resistance and your bearing and, ultimately, your mobility.
In recent years, people with disabilities have been encouraged more than ever to lead an active life. That is not only because a more active lifestyle can improve and influence your mood and health, but also because you will feel more integrated in society.
Get ready, the list of activities for people with disabilities that we have built up, is almost as big as your expectations.
The adaptation and development of games for children with disabilities is fundamental for the progression and stimulation of children with disabilities. Apart from adapting the games and toys design according to certain standards to comply with the needs of children with disabilities, we should not forget, that adapting them to the universal standards will benefit, not only children with disabilities, but also children without them, so they can share moments together while playing, favouring social inclusion.
Besides improving physical form, playing sports has a positive influence on psychological development and mood, which undoubtedly favours quality of life. This, coupled with the proliferation and formalisation of specific associations, federations and regulations, makes adapted sports more and more attractive among people with disabilities, who can practice them from amateur levels to competitive levels.
August has arrived and you are probably planning your holiday (unless you have already done it!). Are you planning a seaside escape? If you have a physical disability, you will definitely be interested in this list of accessible beaches that we have prepared for you so that you can find all the mobility guarantees on your holiday.
When planning a trip, you should have in mind that you may need to think about some things ahead: hotels, transport, monuments to visit or reserving a table at a restaurant. If you have a disability or have a mobility problem, you should be even more cautious because, unfortunately, there are still limitations in this regard: buildings that are not completely accessible, few adapted areas in travel agencies, hotels, etc.