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Support for wheelchair and pushchair users as Solihull
In response to residents’ concerns about people blocking access to dropped kerbs, Solihull Council has decided to adopt new parking enforcement powers. From Monday 5 September, people who park in front of dropped kerbs and block access will be issued with a fine of £70. This will be reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days. The fines are being introduced following a review of the council’s parking services strategy, which took place in July. This identified that there was scope to issue a £70 Penalty Charge Notice to any motorist who obstructs a pedestrian dropped kerb where tactile paving is present. Read More
How flying could be improved for passengers who use wheelchairs
More wheelchairs are being damaged on planes. Travelers want action. The Transportation Department has announced several new accessibility measures, but advocates say progress is too slow. Jessica Dalonzo was worried the first time she flew with her power wheelchair last month. She’d heard horror stories from other travelers, and her manual chair had been damaged on previous flights. But the 22-year-old entrusted the customized device — with careful instructions attached — to Delta when she flew from New York to Orlando for a Disney World vacation. It was damaged upon arrival, but fixable in about an hour. Things got much worse on the way home, she said. Read More
Family ‘disgusted’ amid claims wheelchair user was removed from flight and humiliated
A family claims a wheelchair user was removed from a flight and blamed for holding up other passengers. Danielle Snowball, 27, was flying to Mallorca along with her brother Gary Scholes, 40, and other members of their family for a long awaited trip abroad when she says the humiliating experience happened. The family had arranged special assistance for Gary, who requires the use of a wheelchair, when they booked their flight with Ryanair weeks ago, and said they had never had any issues before. But Danielle claims when they arrived at the departure gate at Manchester Airport on Saturday (August 20), Gary was told they didn’t have an aisle seat and would be ‘unboarding’ him from the flight. Read More
Everything Wheelchair Accessible!
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.
Freewheel Wheelchair Attachment
Fantastic device that easily attaches to the front of your wheelchair. If you have ever experienced the caster wheels ‘digging in’ or making life difficult then the FreeWheel attachment is what you need.Learn more...
Wheelchair Power Attachment
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV) – If you are searching for a car with wheelchair access then we can help you find the perfect WAV to meet your needs.Find a WAV now
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Providing Independence with Care and Compassion The Care & Assist Company are experts in bathroom adaptations and distributing specialist showering, bathing, toileting, moving and handling equipment for those less able bodied. The Care & Assist team have over half a century of experience in this field and are respected for indepth knowledge and expertise in offering practical, caring and considerate solutions to showering, bathing and toileting needs. All the products we supply are of the highest quality with rigorous testing to provide a reliable, long-lasting, problem free life span. For extra assurance we offer a full installation service and maintenance facility on all products, by operatives who are well experienced and are factory trained.
Award winning, family run, customer orientated business. Welcome to Andy’s Kars, THE place to go for all your car adaptations, repairs and servicing needs, especially if you have a disability. Why, you ask? It’s simple… My name is Andy, I’m the owner of Andy’s Kars. Perhaps like you, I am a Wheelchair user so I understand what it’s like to have special requirements or need adaptations to your vehicle. I started this business in November 2002 because of the negative experiences I had with other business owner, it was so difficult to get good service or a straight answer from anyone, let alone find a provider that took the time to understand my challenges or requirements. As a driver with a disability I often felt like I was being ripped off or just plain lied to. Maybe you have too? Most of the Andy’s Kars team have experienced this level of discrimination as well, because of challenges within their lives and have all decided that you (our customer) should be treated in the way you wish to be treated. This includes the way you are told about the requirements of the vehicle and needs. In short… We’re here to help […]
BOURNEMOUTH’S MOBILITY EXPERTS Specialising In Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs, Stairlifts , Walking Sticks & all Mobility Accessories. At Southcoast Mobility we thrive on providing a totally comprehensive and personal service. From our showroom to our home assessment service, we are there to guide and advise you, from a walking stick or a pair of slippers, to a new bed or mobility scooter. We also provide a caring after-sales service which is second to none.