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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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Courtside Conversions specialise in bespoke wheelchair accessible vehicle conversions. Established over 20 years ago, our knowledge and experience is extensive so we will gladly guide you through the process of customising your vehicle. Our purpose-built premises are based in Devon but we work with clients across the country and can even deliver your vehicle once it is finished. ⇒ View all WAV’s for sale
We have a large stock of pre-owned mobility vehicles that can be further adapted for your specific requirements. We are THE nationwide specialists, if you don’t see what you want here then we can find the specific vehicle you need through our nationwide network. ⇒ View all WAV’s for sale
All of our cars are carefully selected from trusted sources by one of our directors and then inspected in one of our workshops and road tested before being valeted and prepared for retail sale. When sold the vehicles are then serviced, Mot’d if necessary and supplied with our own comprehensive 3 month guarantee that, in the unlikely event of a problem, includes recovery and the use of a replacement car. This combined with our meticulous preparation and extensive guarantee ensures total peace of mind. ⇒ View all WAV’s for sale
We started this business in 2008. Previous long experience in this market had taught us that putting the customers truly in the middle of what we were doing had to be the way forward. Many of our private customers are so busy organising their lives around the caring regime that we wanted to be as flexible and responsive as possible in order to be of any real help. And many of our ‘community’ fleet customers need someone to give guidance and sort things out for them too. We also like being independent of any one manufacturer. This means we can give the best impartial advice and be truly unbiased in our recommendations. We have also learnt that in some situations people just a need a car, sometimes quickly in order to make the most of a point in time. They often don’t know if it’s going to work for them or how long they might need it for. Hence Fleximobility – whatever you need for as long as you need it. ⇒ View all WAV’s for sale
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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 […]
New website and brand refresh!
After nearly 5 years being live it was time for a ‘refresh’ – both in terms of how our website worked and the overall design. Although we made slight alternations to The Accessible Planet we needed to invest in a new platform that was easier to view products and services but also easier for people and businesses to join us – the easier it is to find things the better! We feel we have achieve this and the website is looking a lot more improved – we now have a team working continuing on improvements and changes, this is almost daily to ensure we continue to grow, if not at a faster rate than before… For our new website, logo and brand identity we needed to source professional services, many thanks to Garreth at Creativenergy for his work across the whole platform and all areas of design – be sure to reach out to them here.