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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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1. Specialists in Mobility Products. 2. Pressure Care Cushions & Mattresses. 3. Wheelchair Suppliers. Specialists in mobility and pressure care products, Bartrams offer a wide range of aids for daily living. Products include wheelchairs, mobility scooters, cushions, riser recliners, rollators, bathroom items and profiling beds.
Funny Relatable Disability problems The @Disabled_probs Twitter page highlights the small daily battles disabled people endure everyday, from being stared at by strangers in public to struggling to collect change at a till point. The account addresses these disability problems in a comedic way, usually through GIFS and pop culture references. This humorous, sarcastic and sometimes satirical way of coping with the issues that usually make people within the disabled community feel unhappy, is unique to the @Disabled_probs Twitter page. @Disabled_probs also shares disability news stories and articles so followers can keep up to date with the latest happenings in the world of disability.
1. No pressure stairlift sales 2. Affordable, visible prices 3. Quality preparation and installation Unicorn Stairlifts are an independent stairlift supplier of brand new, fully reconditioned and rental stairlifts for straight and curved staircases. We serve a large area of the UK for stairlift installation and maintenance. Our company ethos is to offer a clear, straightforward service with no pressure sales. We are not committed to just one brand of stairlift so we can offer a solution for a variety of staircases and mobility requirements.
DisabledHolidays.com is the UKs largest disability specialist travel agency, passionately committed to providing accessible holidays that exceed the needs and wishes of our disabled customers. With the largest choice of accessible holidays in the UK and abroad plus cruise, we have something for everyone. Our easily searchable directory will enable you to find wheelchair friendly holidays and accommodation for people with limited mobility or even pet friendly properties for people with hearing or visual impairments. We also take great care in arranging holidays for people with terminal illnesses understanding the privilege and weight of responsibility that comes with providing this service to the highest standard. Accessible accommodation is guaranteed and with flights, adapted transfers, equipment hire and more, book with DisabledHolidays.com to truly travel without limits! The UK’s largest accessible holiday specialist Guaranteed accessible accommodation Many properties personally audited Flights, adapted transfers & equipment hire Full financial protection
Accessible News and Reviews
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.