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Wheelchair Friendly Outfits

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Wheelchair Friendly Outfits

Living in a wheelchair is something that will obviously come with many difficulties, but ones that are certainly not impossible to overcome. Some of the challenges are initially going to be more apparent then others. The majority of the challenges that come to mind are going to involve the limited maneuverability, the fact that a…

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Light Weight Wheelchair – The Solution for Better Lifestyle for the Physically Challenged

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Light Weight Wheelchair - The Solution for Better Lifestyle for the Physically Challenged

Wheelchair is one of the basic necessities that cater the special needs of children and adults. Technology has brought changes in almost every product and this segment too has seen many changes. The traditional ones have been replaced by modern wheelchairs .Though many options are available the lightweight wheelchairs are more in demand. Apart from…

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Freedom And Mobility Isn’t Just A State Of Mind

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Freedom And Mobility Isn't Just A State Of Mind

Anybody that has to use a wheelchair or a scooter as primary means of transportation understands how frustrating it can be to be bound by the restricted places that you can’t get to on your own. The great thing is that this doesn’t have to continue to be a limitation. Now there are several different…

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Living With A Disability: Understanding Your Rights

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Living With A Disability: Understanding Your Rights

Living with a disability can pose difficulties and challenges.  However, there are laws set in place to help disabled people in areas such as work and education, to ensure they have access to the appropriate services and are not subject to discrimination.  Read on to discover more. Rights in employment The Equality Act 2010 has…

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How To Continue Training Through Lower Back Pain

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How To Continue Training Through Lower Back Pain

If you’re reading the title of this article and thinking that it sounds highly ill-advised then clearly you recognize just what a serious problem lower back pain is and how important it is to give yourself time to recover. Training with a spine injury can be enough to permanently confine you to a wheelchair and…

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Elderly Living: Home Mobility Innovations for Safer Seniors

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Elderly Living: Home Mobility Innovations for Safer Seniors

Elderly Living: Home Mobility Innovations for Safer Seniors According to the 2010 census, there were 53,364 seniors aged 100 or older. Out of those centenarians, only 35% live in a nursing home. This is a decrease from the 48% in 1990. As more seniors choose to live with family or independently, the need for products…

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Don’t Let a Wheelchair Hold You Back

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Don't Let a Wheelchair Hold You Back

For many the recent Paralympics were a revelation. They were an opportunity to see that even if you are unfortunate enough to be in a wheelchair, you do not have to stop reaching for your dreams and achieving success. It’s understandable when you first learn that you are bound to a wheelchair for the rest…

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Why Does The Government Require Construction of Wheelchair Ramps on Certain Buildings?

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Why Does The Government Require Construction of Wheelchair Ramps on Certain Buildings?

The government is very clear on requirements when it comes to creating new buildings. Among these requirements include wheelchair ramps and elevators dedicated for people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act, which was enacted in the 90’s, required all new buildings to include accessible wheelchair ramps and elevators. Older buildings are exempted from this…

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Feelings, Thoughts, and What to Do When You See Someone in a Wheelchair

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Feelings, Thoughts, and What to Do When You See Someone in a Wheelchair

Interacting with a wheelchair-bound person requires care and empathy. The fact is, certain adjustments have to be made in order to avoid accidents, etc. Here are a few tips on how you should talk to someone in a wheelchair. The best way to make a disabled person feel at ease is ignoring the wheelchair. Talk…

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Wheelchair Etiquette Tips

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Wheelchair Etiquette Tips

If you have just met a new friend or co-worker who uses a wheelchair, do you know the appropriate etiquette for interacting with them? People use wheelchairs for a wide variety of reasons, including muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, polio, etc. There are all different shapes and sizes of wheelchairs from hand operated…

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