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Accessible summer plans for wheelchair users in the UK

Accessible summer plans for wheelchair users in the UK

2018/08/07

In summer the days seem longer and full of opportunity, with endless places to be explored and family memories to be made. Whilst spontaneous days out are great, it often pays to plan ahead, especially if you’re looking for a destination which offers good accessibility for wheelchair users. Here are some ideas of accessible attractions within the UK, including a story centre in London, the chance to get close to wild animals in the Midlands, a traditional sea-side day out and the opportunity to chill out at a spa.

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The Benefits of a Seat Elevation System

The Benefits of a Seat Elevation System

2018/07/26

Seat elevation is a key accessibility element for power wheelchairs, but it is often forsaken in the design process. Although it is widely viewed as a luxury add-on, vertical elevation has a huge potential to increase users’ independence and quality of life.

However, this type of design innovation also presents an abundance of customization options, so it is vital that potential buyers select a seat elevation system which meets their specific needs.

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Wheelchair fencing: types and regulations

Wheelchair fencing: types and regulations

2018/06/06

Wheelchair fencing can be practised by both men and women in wheelchairs, by amputees or by those with mild cerebral palsy. The same weapon categories apply to those used in classical fencing (foil, sabre or épée).

The history of wheelchair fencing began in England in the 1950s at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where soldiers wounded in WW2 underwent recovery and rehabilitation.

After its debut at the 1960 Rome Olympics, it soon became a very popular all-round adapted sport that required not only physical strength, but also precision, technique and style.

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