Use Transport Wheelchairs To Be More Mobile

Transport wheelchairs can bring a completely new dimension of mobility to the lives of disabled people, and allow them to experience far more of life than they would otherwise be able to do. The wheelchair has proven to be one of the most enduring and useful of all inventions to help disabled people, and its effectiveness is being constantly improved by advances in technology. Many of these advances are able to give people increased access to buildings and facilities, while others can allow them to travel over far greater distances.

The history of the development of the wheelchair has been a long one, simply because basic chairs have been available since the start of recorded history to transport people with disabilities. In the centuries before the industrialization of the West, there was little need for the extent of mobility which people desire today, and a simple basic well constructed chair was enough to satisfy the user's needs. Now, there is obviously a far greater need for people to be able to move freely from one place to another, and the technology is being developed to make this happen. Buildings and facilities are also being developed to be wheelchair friendly.

The greatest advances in wheelchair design and construction came when it was possible to fit an electric motor to the chair so that the user no longer had to apply their own manual power. This advance was gradual, because the user still had to carry the battery around on the chair. Early batteries were heavy and of low capacity, and needed regular charging. This meant that they had a limited range, and were really only useful for short journeys within the local area. It would be a long time before lithium ion batteries would come on to the scene, and change the game completely.

Handicap Wheelchair

One of the most useful aspects of modern transport wheelchairs is that they are light and highly portable, giving the user a full range of travel options. If you want to travel by car or on an airplane, you can fold the chair and take it down to a portable size. When you arrive at your destination, you can then quickly reassemble the chair and use it as intended. If it is a modern chair with a lithium ion battery, it will give you a considerable range between each charge. If you want to travel by train or bus, you should be able to do so while still in the chair, as facilities in most areas have been greatly improved.

Buying a highly portable wheelchair is relatively easy if you have the budget to buy a top branded model, but it is not disabled easy for those with strict limits on what they can spend. Any major retailer will be able to demonstrate a top model to you, and this is well worth doing if you have access to a retail store. You will be able to try out the chair in advance to make sure that it is a good fit before you buy it. Even if you are not looking for a brand new chair, a retail store can still be worth a visit. Many will have part exchange schemes and will have used models on display.

Finding good transport wheelchairs in the used marketplace is not easy, but it will get progressively less difficult as time goes by because new technology is quickly obsoleting chairs which are still in good condition. The used market will be a good place to look in the coming years, and you will even be able to pick up high quality chairs on the Internet auction sites. Reputable online retailers will be a good source of transport wheelchairs.

 

 

 

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Letters on law enforcement, handicapped parking, Go Red for Women - Longview News-Journal

Letters on law enforcement, handicapped parking, Go Red for Women
Longview News-Journal
The next time you are near a sheriff's deputy or police officer and it won't interfere with what they are doing, ask, "Sir, officer, deputy, what can I do to help reduce crime in the Longview area?" At least they will know you care. Skip Jenkins .

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MS Wheelchair User Asks: Where Is the Handicapped Parking? - Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Multiple Sclerosis News Today

MS Wheelchair User Asks: Where Is the Handicapped Parking?
Multiple Sclerosis News Today
In this column, Ed Tobias shares the story of a woman with MS who was angered by disabled parking spaces blocked off at Mall of America. A senior vice president responded to her complaint.

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Gas station, hotel are latest local targets of frequent ADA litigant - The Daily Post

The Daily Post

Gas station, hotel are latest local targets of frequent ADA litigant
The Daily Post
These lawsuits come less than a month after Johnson brought an ADA suit against Hotel Avante, at 860 E. El Camino Real in Mountain View, alleging that the hotel doesn't have adequate handicapped parking spaces. Johnson made similar claims EUR” that the .

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OSU professor expresses concern about students illegally parking in handicap spaces - Daily O'Collegian

Daily O'Collegian

OSU professor expresses concern about students illegally parking in handicap spaces
Daily O'Collegian
Most violations of parking in a handicap spot are subject to a ticket but will also be towed away from campus, OSU Parking Manager Jan Hernandez said. Those with a fake handicap permit will have their car booted and the fake permit will be confiscated .

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Bank pushes for revamp of handicap symbol in Madison - Madison.com

Madison.com

Bank pushes for revamp of handicap symbol in Madison
Madison.com
Madison doesn't use the word EURœhandicappedEUR on its wheelchair signs, so the only change would be to the logo, the DCR's Renee Frederick pointed out, and there would be EURœno change in policy or an increase in accessibility with the new logo.EUR Old National .

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Poarch Creek Indians host annual handicap hunt - WKRG

WKRG

Poarch Creek Indians host annual handicap hunt
WKRG
ATMORE, Ala. (WKRG) - Poarch Creek Indians and Wind Creek Atmore have teamed up with local nonprofit Wheelin' Outdoor Adventures for the third annual Handicap Hunt. The two-day event allows people with disabilities to come together to hunt at the .

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Help is needed to enhance Sugar Grove playground to benefit all students - Southwest Virginia Today

Southwest Virginia Today

Help is needed to enhance Sugar Grove playground to benefit all students
Southwest Virginia Today
He was the first student in a wheelchair to attend the school since the 1990s. Cameron was the 2014 Ambassador Child for the Smyth County March of Dimes March for Babies. In the fall of 2016 he started preschool at Sugar Grove Elementary School but the .

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Greentown boy who suffers multiple seizures a day needs handicap . - Fox 59

Fox 59

Greentown boy who suffers multiple seizures a day needs handicap .
Fox 59
GREENTOWN, Ind.-- A 6-year-old boy in Greentown is in need of a handicap accessible van to help transport him to school, doctor's appointments and physical therapy. Porter Starkey was born with seizures and has up to 50 on any given day.

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Sidewalk project to make East Hamilton Middle/High's fields handicap accessible - Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Sidewalk project to make East Hamilton Middle/High's fields handicap accessible
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Hurricanes fans who use a wheelchair will no longer have to worry about field access this baseball season. By the time East Hamilton Middle/High School's varsity baseball team plays its first home game next month, the campus will have improved sidewalk .

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