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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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whilst browsing through our website we hope you find your new car, however if there is nothing available please contact us as we provide a vehicle locating service, this is a relaxed approach to you finding what you need, we only search for the right vehicle through reliable contacts that we have had for many years, all vehicles are prepared to the highest standard, we specialise in a no pressure sales approach and our after sales care is just as strong, this is made a little easier by supplying you with our own peace of mind warranty, so if you do have any problems with your new car, you call us direct and we deal with any problems, we can provide car finance. we accept all major cards. ⇒ View all WAV’s for sale
TGA Mobility, a trusted specialist in mobility scooters, wheelchair and powerpacks, has launched the latest version of its ergonomic StrongBack wheelchair – a new self-propel version with contoured backrest. Find at more – Click Here
The WHILL Personal Electric Vehicles are bringing a fresh perspective to personal mobility with an innovative design and state-of-the-art technology—creating the confidence to drive anywhere with unprecedented independence and style. User review… Rebecca Major, aged 38, lives between Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross station in Central London. She is a barrister for the Financial Conduct Authority and has Cerebral Palsy (CP). Rebecca thrives in London and commutes to Canary Wharf… read more… Find at more – Click Here
Tourist Information Tips by locals International platform ATO is an international accessible travel platform. In the ATO facebookgroup you can meet fellow travellers and exchange travel info, questions, stories. Welcome!
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.