Attending concerts as a wheelchair user

Attending concerts as a wheelchair user

2024/05/28

Being a wheelchair user doesn't stop me from loving music and wanting to see my favorite bands and singers perform. I love live music! There is just something about being in that crowd of people who all share the same love and passion for the performer on stage. Concerts give me a burst of energy and good vibes throughout my soul. But finding wheelchair accessible seats at concerts can come with plenty of challenges. Let's talk about this process and learn more about how to make it easier to go to a concert in a wheelchair!

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Winter wheelchair tips & tricks

Winter wheelchair tips & tricks

2023/01/24

Being a wheelchair user in the cold and snow sure can make life interesting. Here are a few lessons I've learned from pushing a wheelchair through the last 13 upstate New York winters.

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5 ways to travel on a budget

5 ways to travel on a budget

2023/01/24

Many people avoid traveling because it can be expensive. The idea of visiting and exploring a new place is exciting and well worth the investment – but you shouldn't break the bank when you take a trip! There are so many ways to reduce the cost of traveling, from saving on the flight and hotel to the activities themselves. These five tips can help you travel more economically to give your wallet a break. Good for any budget, try some of these tips while planning your next vacation to secure the trip you've been looking forward to.

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Preparing for a new wheelchair telehealth evaluation

Preparing for a new wheelchair telehealth evaluation

2023/01/24

The COVID-19 pandemic has led everyone to make numerous changes in their lives over the past year. Wheelchair users in need of a new wheelchair have faced closed clinics and limited access to the knowledgeable & experienced therapists who are so essential to the process. Fortunately, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the use of telehealth for medical services. Telehealth is the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communication to improve a patient's health.

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Travelling with a catheter

Travelling with a catheter

2019/10/03

Travelling with a catheter can be uncomfortable and intimidating, but it is far from unachievable: although there are some small risks associated with long plane journeys. Although different airlines have their own guidelines regarding what assistance is available, in most cases, there are no problems in this respect, and you should simply follow some basic advice.

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Assistance dogs for people with disabilities

Assistance dogs for people with disabilities

2018/01/19

Dogs can be trained to assist people with disabilities, helping their owners in their daily lives to become much more than just pets. In many cases they can help them overcome physical and psychological problems as well as providing faithful companionship.Assistance dogs serve to help people overcome the limitations that may be imposed on them by a particular disability or by the challenges of navigating around their environment. In theory, anyone with a physical or mental condition that substantially hinders their ability to lead a fully independent life can adopt one of these assistance animals.

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All about transport for people with reduced mobility

All about transport for people with reduced mobility

2017/12/12

Mobility affects all aspects of our existence. We continuously move to go to work, go shopping or see friends, so being able to move from point A to point B is very important in our day-to-day life.Not having accessible transportation is a serious problem for people with reduced mobility because it prevents them from living their lives with freedom and independence, and it is therefore so important that they can access quality transportation services for people with reduced mobility.

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Keys to travel on a plane with a wheelchair

Keys to travel on a plane with a wheelchair

2017/11/24

Whether you’re planning a city break, a visit to relatives, a beach holiday having the lowdown on travelling by air with a wheelchair can make your journey run much more smoothly, here are our top tips:All companies offer seats for people with reduced mobility. Although the services and numbers of seats offered and terms or carriage are often specific to the airline and the type of aircraft, so always check the airlines websites prior to making your booking to make sure the can accommodate your needs. As such, check the details on the airline's website prior to booking your flight to confirm that they can accommodate your wheelchair requirements.

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6 accessible cities for people with disabilities

6 accessible cities for people with disabilities

2017/09/22

Travelling with your wheelchair can be a great challenge, no matter if you are looking to explore historic sites, art museums, aquariums, or theme parks. However, such a trip can still be memorable if you know the right place to visit and if your choice is a destination that complies with a certain degree of accessibility for people with disabilities.

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The ultimate guide to accessible beaches in Spain

The ultimate guide to accessible beaches in Spain

2017/08/01

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.

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