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.
Maintaining strong muscles allows people with physical disabilities to face daily life with greater confidence whilst improving physical and mental health. If you are looking to find the best wheelchair based exercises in order to strengthen both body and mind, then this post may be of some help to you.
Many adapted sports are designed to be performed in particular conditions, be they indoor or outdoor, on one type of track or another, whether for more speed or greater stability... Which is why different models of sports wheelchairs have been adapted to incorporate different features into their designs.
Whether you are considering practising a sport in either an amateur or a professional capacity, it is important to know about the different types of sports wheelchairs available on the market.
My name is Andrea Schütt and since 2010 I rely on a manual power assist wheelchair I call ‘Mücke’ (German for ‘mosquito’, usually a nickname for something or someone being small and fast). Here I am again. Has it really been already a year since the last time I sat down and wrote about my previous experiences of W:O:A in a wheelchair? Man! How time flies!
Wheelchair accessories have been created specifically to improve your quality of life: they are useful, facilitate your mobility and independence and, ultimately, provide you with a good dose of comfort. Choosing them depends on the needs of each individual and, of course, on the type of wheelchair, although many of them are available for manual wheelchairs as well as electric wheelchairs and scooters.