Tag Archives: Wheelchair

How to Choose an Electric Wheelchair

If you have a disabled family member who requires a wheelchair, you may want to think how to choose an electric wheelchair for their comfort and ease of use. While there are many features to consider, you may be unsure about which wheelchair to purchase. To find the best option for your needs, consider the […]

Disability Affects Many Different People in Different Ways

Disability affects many different people in different ways. In the United States alone, nearly twenty-six percent of the population was affected by some form of disability. Worldwide, the number of disabled people topped one billion in 2011. These individuals represent fifteen percent of the world’s population. Many of these individuals suffer from serious physical and […]

Comparing Scooters and Wheelchairs for the Disabled

When comparing scooters and wheelchairs for the disabled, you’ll see that many of them offer varying levels of independence and mobility. The two major types of scooters are manual and electric, and have varying weight capacities and capabilities. You’ll also find that both types can be adjusted according to the person’s height, posture, and support […]

The Best Narrow Wheelchairs For Small Spaces

The best narrow wheelchairs for small spaces is something to take into consideration before you make any purchase. When it comes to accessing certain areas, narrow wheelchairs make the difference. There are several features to look for that will make maneuvering through tight spaces easier. Some of these features include foldable leg and arm rests […]

Accessible Public Transport Stops

Accessible Public Transport Stops

Whether it’s a bus, subway, or trolley, public transportation is available for those without access to a personal vehicle. To access these modes of transportation, one must be present at a transportation access stop ready to board the vehicle. These stops are usually identified by a sign indicating the mode of transportation and time tables, […]

Disabled People: The Largest Minority Group

Disabled People The Largest Minority Group

“Minority” is a name given to those who belong to a smaller group or number as compared to the total number. When we think of who may belong to a minority group, race, religion, sex, or political party, may come to mind. A group of people not usually thought to be a part of any […]

People With Physical Disabilities and Sports

History of Sport for People With Physical Disabilities

We all know the importance of exercising. It comes in many forms, such as walking, doing housework, chasing their children around, or playing various sports. Thus, we all exercise in some way throughout our day and it’s no different for those with a physical disablilty. This article will discuss being active in sports with a […]

A Federal Agency That Promotes Equal Access For People With Disabilities: US Access Board

Federal Agency Advocating for Mobility

There are many non-governmental organizations in the world advocating equal access for the disabled. You may have heard of some of these organizations – TASH, AAPD, ADAPT, to name a few. Organizations such as these, strive to ensure that there is equal accessibility around the world for people with disabilities. Well, did you know, in […]

Mobility Portability Comfort Electric Wheelchair

Accessible Home for People with Disabilities

Wheelchairs are essential for those individuals with a physical mobility disability. Whether manual or electric, wheelchairs are designed to provide some degree of independence and freedom,  though not all chairs are the same. In this article, we will examine three important elements to consider when choosing a wheelchair; mobility, portability, and comfort. Mobility is defined […]

Accessible Public Transport Stops

Accessible Public Transport Stops

Everyone has the right to use public transport. Almost all of the public transportation vehicles pick up and drop off their passengers from the stops. Are these stops available to everyone? In this article, we will examine these stops in terms of accessibility. All public transport stops should be arranged so that all pedestrians, including […]