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Accessibility

Planning an Accessible Holiday: Three Top Tips

Accessible holidays have enjoyed a great surge in popularity in recent years, with the rapidly increasing number of disabled-friendly travel, accommodation and activity providers based in the UK and abroad now allowing almost everyone to experience the joy of discovering new destinations across the world. Continue reading

The Best Airlines for Disabled Passengers

There can be no denying that, in years gone by, it could be difficult for disabled people to go on holiday and have a truly enjoyable time. A combination of bulky mobility aids, inaccessible accommodation and the inconsistent quality of disabled facilities at airports often led to wheelchair users deciding that travelling to foreign shores would be too much hassle and that it was simpler to take a ‘staycation’ or just not go away at all. Continue reading

4 of the UK’s Most Accessible Gardens

It is not until someone becomes the user of a mobility scooter or wheelchair that they can fully appreciate how complicated it can be making one’s way around many of the UK’s most popular and widely-visited attractions. Things which are simple for those who do not have mobility difficulties (such as negotiating certain surfaces or travelling uphill) can instantly make a day out unnecessarily stressful for anyone who cannot walk for long distances unaided.

Historically, exploring public gardens has presented logistical problems for people with limited mobility. Here, however, we will introduce you to four excellent examples of gardens across the UK that are notable for their wheelchair and scooter accessibility. Continue reading

The 5 Best Accessible Attractions in Manchester

With a rich industrial heritage, a history of producing supremely talented musicians and artists, and a skyline filled with impressive and varied architecture, the city of Manchester is surely one of the proudest and most culturally diverse places in the UK, if not Europe.

Today, Manchester can also claim to be among the country’s most welcoming destinations for users of both road-legal and smaller folding mobility scooters, as well as anyone else living with limited mobility or another disability. Below, you will find detailed information about some of the city’s top accessible attractions, and why you should take the time to visit at least a couple during your next trip. Continue reading

An Introduction to Orientation and Mobility

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Orientation and Mobility (O&M) training is a mainly U.S.-based practice which is designed to help partially sighted and blind people independently navigate their homes, schools, workplaces and other public spaces. Continue reading

Rules For Mobility Scooter Users

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You’ve read up on all the buying advice and chosen your mobility scooter. You may already have taken delivery of a new vehicle. Now you will want to make sure you are up to date with any legal requirements and know the rules and regulations that will affect you. Is there a highway code for mobility scooter users, do you need tax, MOT, insurance or a driving licence?

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How to choose a suitable mobility scooter

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If you are thinking of buying a mobility scooter, you will want to know what to look for and how to make sure you get the right model for you. There is a bewildering range out there with different features, advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a handy and easy to follow guide to some of the most important points to consider, to make sure you choose a suitable mobility scooter. This includes a brief look at different types of batteries, travelling by car, rail and air with mobility scooters and a look at the pros and cons of buying second-hand.
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Mobility scooter buying guide

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This mobility scooter buying guide will help if you are thinking of buying a mobility scooter, this guide gives you a brief introduction to mobility scooters, including a summary of the different classes of scooters and their pros and cons. It looks at some of the rules and regulations for users, including legal requirements, an outline of operating controls, and of course, a guide to choosing the right mobility scooter for you. It offers a useful introduction to some of the factors you will need to consider while deciding which vehicle is right for you. With links to more detailed articles on the different sections.
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The most useful apps for the elderly

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Smartphones have truly taken over, and although though the younger generation has grasped them, some of us still haven’t. However, they can be a great tool for your lifestyle, for helping out with big and small tasks and a great way of staying in touch with family and friends too. Here is a list of the useful apps that you should know about.

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Your guide to an accessible workout

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Getting fit can be a struggle for anybody, but it gets even more difficult when you are challenged by your mobility. There are hundreds of diet and exercise tips floating around however, there are much fewer resources out there for advice on accessible workouts. With that in mind, this article will be a good starting point for information about accessible workouts and exercises.

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