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Our aim is to become the complete guide to everything and anything accessible - for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility. From personal experience - find out more about us here - we understand the importance of what 'wheelchair accessible' involves and how sometimes it can be difficult to find. The Accessible Planet is growing every day and we are confident we will soon have everything that you need.
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Keeping track of your weight is important – but as a wheelchair user or someone who struggles to stand unaided it is not easy… Coming soon – a network places who have wheelchair platform scales that you can go along too for free! Are you a business? – if you want to join us and help people email us: email@example.com
We have been retailing motor vehicles in the domestic and commercial market place for over three decades offering an unrivaled level of customer service. We now specialise in Wheelchair Adapted Vehicles which have been professionally converted and are available to view at our premises in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7AA (just south off junction 13, M5). We now have ‘all-weather premises’ where most of our vehicles are indoors for you to view at your leisure. If you have interest in any of our vehicles and would like to make arrangements for a demonstration at our premises or your home, please call to make an appointment. Please remember we don’t charge for bringing our vehicles to you wherever you are! ⇒ View all WAV’s for sale
We are a used car dealer specialising in WAVS or Wheelchair and Scooter Accessible Vehicles as well as quality vehicles primarily to the Westcountry – South West. All the vehicles and used WAVS are handpicked and thoroughly tested. We constantly strive to offer the best quality and value for money in the South West. Understanding, fully, the needs of those seeking Wheelchair and Scooter Accessible vehicles is one of our specialities, and our aim is to offer top quality used WAVS to ensure the best possible quality of life is maintained by those who need adapted vehicles. ⇒ View all WAV’s for sale
Based in Thatcham, Berkshire, Gowrings Mobility is the UK’s longest established company producing and supplying wheelchair accessible vehicles. We design, manufacture and market a wide range of vehicles that have been extensively converted to allow wheelchair users to travel in their wheelchairs as passengers. We set the standards. The company invented the original ‘wheelchair passenger vehicle’ and was the first supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles to Motability. 50 years on, Gowrings Mobility is a highly successful business and is renowned for its customer service, quality products and professionalism. ⇒ View all WAV’s for sale
Invictus Active Trainer
Designed specifically for wheelchair users the Invictus Active Trainer improves your fitness, balance and technique enabling you to lose weight and achieve your fitness goals – used in the home, gym or clinic it is helping people Worldwide.Learn more...
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Playing wheelchair sport
Playing a wheelchair sport is life changing – it’s not about getting to the Paralympics (although that could be your aim!) – but about getting active and meeting new people. There are many different sports available and you can use the widget below to find a club near you… Parasport have a good website and aim to make it easier for members of the public to take up disability sport by providing information about sports and sporting opportunities in local areas. Find a club here
Fitness equipment for wheelchair users
Getting fit or losing weight is not easy – and it’s somewhat a little harder if you are wheelchair users. But it’s not impossible! Did you know what in fact using your arms and upper body increases your heart rate more than using your legs? – what this means is you can actually more more calories using your arms that using your legs! But how do you do this?… We have taken a look at some exercise equipment out there and will be featuring them on The Accessible Planet – first up is the Invictus Active Trainer. WOW – it’s an impressive trainer, it’s essentially a treadmill for a wheelchair which connects to your phone or tablet and records all your data. It’s been developed by wheelchair users who obviously understand wheelchairs and have first hand experience. The video below is defiantly worth a watch…
Bespoke manual wheelchairs active user
Getting the right wheelchair is essential – what we mean by the “right wheelchair” is what they meets your needs and requirements and enables you to be as active and independent as possible. A wheelchair suitable for you can improve your quality of life, but unfortunately not all OT’s and wheelchair services are good and people end up with the wrong wheelchair for them. Before you speak to an OT, a physio or go along to the wheelchair services appointment speak to wheelchair users, browse the internet and go along to a specialist shop. When we say specialist shop we mean one that specialises in wheelchairs and has wheelchair users who work there – not your run of the mill mobility shop who will often sell you the one with the biggest profit margin. Then go armed with the info you have gathered – you are well within your right to have an opinion and discuss your needs and explain why you think such a type of wheelchair would be suitable for you. If you have extra available money then the best option is to get the wheelchair voucher and go to a specialist, place the order and pay for […]
Blue badge abuse!
The misuse and abuse of the blue badge and parking in disabled spaces without one is a huge issue – it happens all over the country (is it worse in the UK?) and often means there not enough spaces available for genuine blue badge holders. One way to help combat the problem is educate and highlight – and one way you can do this is via websites such as NoBlueBadge.com – this allows you to anonymously post a photo of the person offending and highlight the issue. Check them out here: www.nobluebadge.com