How To Look After Your Mobility Scooter

If you have owned a car you will have had to ensure that it passes its MOT every year, as well as carry our a regular service to help keep it ticking over properly. Also, a regular wash to clean off abrasive and corrosive salt, grit and grime, can add years to the lifespan of

Meet Luggie the Buggy

For those of you that haven’t heard of or seen the Luggie folding mobility scooter we are going to give you a quick run-down of its main features. Firstly once you are on the Luggie there is not a great deal of difference between this and many of the other portable mobility scooters on the

Finding a Wheelchair Accessible Property

If you are a wheelchair user and you are looking to buy or rent a property you will undoubtedly find yourself facing major barriers due to very few estate or property agents having any knowledge of what is an accessible property. This includes the major online property experts that have not yet woken up to

CPAP Mask Issues – CPAP or Just Plain CRAP

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a machine that most sufferers of sleep apnea use each night. It basically fires a blast of air down your throat via a mask worn on the face to ensure that your airway stays open during sleep. Sufferers of sleep apnea basically stop breathing at night and the CPAP

History of The Mobility Scooter – Who Invented The First One?

Mobility scooters are a common sight up and down the country and they give many thousands of people a level of independence that was simply not possible a few decades ago. But, when did they first appear on our streets and pavements, and who is inventor that came up with the revolutionary idea? Here’s our

New Special Needs Resource

Launched in December 2018 by the parent of a special needs child who has spent 14 years supporting his child who has learning and physical disabilities, “Special Needs Today is run by parents for parents” and is a “one-stop shop” of easily understandable information covering health and lifestyle issues. The site aims to help parents

Disability Emojis Coming to a Device Near You

Icons showing a range of disability emojis such as hearing aids, guide dogs, wheelchairs and walking stick user as well as people with prosthetic limbs are just a few of the recent Apple approved images to be given the go ahead by the Unicode Consortium, the regulatory body that adds and approves these little characters

WAV Compare.com Celebrates £5 Million Milestone!

WAV Compare is the UK’s leading online platform that promotes only wheelchair accessible vehicles and is celebrating hitting the £5 million pounds milestone of sales generated through their platform. Established for over 7 years the WAV Compare consists of five websites, including a key partnership with The Accessible Planet, which enables people to easily find

Motability Boss Quits after £2.2m Handout

The boss of the Motability charity that leases cars to the disabled is quitting after he receives a massive £2.2m bonus on top of his already whopping 7 figure annual wage.  Mike Betts, chief executive of Motability Operations previously had his knuckles wrapped when MPs called his annual £1.7m pay package “totally unacceptable”. Mr Betts

My Life as a Child Carer

I am not one for writing about my feelings or discussing them with others but I have been told doing so could help me as well as hopefully helping others. My Name is Kirsty.  My mum was diagnosed with MS in her late 30’s and hid it from me as a very young child as

Disabled Bloggers Wanted

ABLEize is looking for disabled bloggers to express their thought, views or just tell others about their life experiences. You have a story to tell and people want to read it, its your time to shine. Disabled Bloggers Wanted ABLEize has been around since 2006 the directory @ www.ableize.com is the biggest and most viewed

Home Automation Helping the Disabled

Home automation is a major advance as far as benefiting people with disabilities is concerned. Turning your house into a smart home has limitless advantages to make life easier. Undertaking tasks that many physically disabled people cannot do or find it difficult to undertake now becomes easy and offers greater independence. What can home automation

Wheelchair Users Riser Recliner Benefits

I can almost guarantee that if you ask anybody the question “who would benefit from having a riser/recliner chair?” 99.9% of people would say the elderly and of course they would be right. Many elderly people do struggle to get out of a standard chair.  A chair that rises so there is less effort involved

VAT Exemption for the Disabled and Wheelchair Users

Ever consider VAT free cars? Most disabled people know that they do not need to pay VAT on things like manual or powered wheelchairs and other disability or mobility aids purchased specifically to meet their disabled needs. However, VAT exemption for disabled people is far more widespread and can at times be a bit confusing.

How Key is Effective Communication for Disabled People in the Workplace

Some people mistake equality for treating people the same, but actually when it comes to disability it is more about treating the individual differently, in order for them to be supported in the workplace. For example an individual who has a disability may receive extra reviews unlike those without disabilities. However, when it comes to