Accessible Travel During COVID-19

For many people, summer means vacation time. Individuals and families from around the world generally plan to travel during June, July or August. This is the time to see relatives, explore new places and relax. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, restrictions may have been put in place that affect your travel plans. However, this doesn’t meanContinue reading “Accessible Travel During COVID-19”

Electric Wheelchairs and Public Transportation

Many people who use wheelchairs also rely on public transportation. Public transportation systems need to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and their assistive equipment, including electric wheelchairs. There are different rules for different transit authorities, so consult with your local transit authority onContinue reading “Electric Wheelchairs and Public Transportation”

Getting Technical Support Away from Home

We can all agree that we want to create memories of a lifetime when we travel, although there are unanticipated situations that also contribute to these memories. While they make for entertaining stories, they’re not the types of situations that we want to happen. If you find yourself away from home and needing technical supportContinue reading “Getting Technical Support Away from Home”

Wheelchair Accessories for Travel

There are a variety of wheelchair accessories out there and each one fulfills a different purpose. In fact, they can be a traveler’s best friend. If you are traveling with your power wheelchair, you’ll want to check out our list of accessories that will be useful for your upcoming trip. Accessories for Storage It’s alwaysContinue reading “Wheelchair Accessories for Travel”

Power Wheelchair Features for Camping

You’re an outdoor enthusiast and want to enjoy nature. You’ve added some accessible national parks and trails to your list and have started planning your trip.  Now, onto the next hurdle. One of the worst parts of going on a trip is packing. No matter how many times you’ve gone on trips, it’s so easyContinue reading “Power Wheelchair Features for Camping”

Five Benefits of Planning a Staycation

You may have seen the term “staycation” floating around the internet in recent years. Although the concept of staying at home isn’t new, staycations have taken the online world by storm. What is a staycation? You can probably guess by the name that a staycation is the act of taking time off from work orContinue reading “Five Benefits of Planning a Staycation”

Wheelchair-Accessible Outdoors Guide

The world is your oyster. That is until you run into uneven terrain filled with gravel and inaccessible restrooms. The outdoors is meant for everyone to enjoy any time of the year. Some workers at national parks dedicate some of their time to making the parks accessible for all to experience. There are also organizations,Continue reading “Wheelchair-Accessible Outdoors Guide”

Finding a Compatible Lift for a Narrow Wheelchair

Purchasing a wheelchair lift could be a valuable investment for you and your loved ones as you travel. You can securely store your narrow wheelchair in the vehicle and bring it with you wherever you go. There are several kinds of vehicle lifts for your narrow wheelchair, including platform lifts and arm or boom lifts.Continue reading “Finding a Compatible Lift for a Narrow Wheelchair”

Flight Risk: Flying with a Power Chair

From vacations to business trips, people with disabilities travel every day, all over the world. The U.S. Department of Transportation enforces the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), a law that makes it illegal for airlines to discriminate against a passenger with a disability. The ACAA applies to all flights traveling to, from or within theContinue reading “Flight Risk: Flying with a Power Chair”

Today’s Wheelchair Life: the Good, the Bad and the Un-accessible

It’s been 28 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by Congress. The United States has come a long way in addressing the needs of those with disabilities. Yet, for some, like Alison Chancellor and Kiel Eigen, the struggle for equality persists in other ways. Alison: I live in a big cityContinue reading “Today’s Wheelchair Life: the Good, the Bad and the Un-accessible”