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Easy Access Wooden Greenhouses

There is now no reason not to get down and dirty in your greenhouse if you have mobility problems and want to enjoy planting and watching your seedlings grow from a wheelchair seated position. Sadly not many greenhouse designers and manufacturers have considered accessibility. This has always struck me as strange because it makes great

Disability Run Mobility Guide

My Mobility Guide has recently been launched and is a real breath of fresh air that offers real user led reviews, information and articles on a whole range of mobility and disability equipment and services. What makes this site stand out from the crowd is that it is not only run by a somebody that

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

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

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

Creating Disabled Friendly Living Space

Whether you experience it yourself or you care for someone who is disabled, building a home that is disability friendly can be a huge undertaking, especially if you’re not sure what to focus on. Thankfully we’ve compiled a list of the main areas you’ll need to change to make your home accessible for yourself and

Disabled Computer Aid | Dragon Naturally Speaking

Just popping in a quick entry to share my experiences of voice activation and dictation systems. Many years ago I purchased and tried a voice-activation system, it drove me up the wall and simply made me frustrated. So it threw it to the back of the cupboard. It took me some persuading with a friend,

What is the Running Cost of a Stairlift

In these times of high electricity prices many of us, especially those on a low income are very concerned about running up high bills, we have kettles that boil just one cup, energy saving light bulbs, solar panel options and much more to save money by reducing the electricity where we can. It is not

Benefits of Adjustable Beds

Most people think of adjustable beds as something only the disabled, elderly or infirm require this is probably because many people have only ever witnessed or slept in an adjustable bed while in hospital so tend to think of them as big bulky lumps of iron that raise you up and down or sit you

Memory Foam Mattress Benefits for the Disabled

Memory foam mattresses often confused me (okay I’m easily confused) most disabled people that I know that have got one seemed to be wanting just a better or more comfortable night’s sleep, suffering from back pain due to being in a wheelchair all day was my reason for getting one and giving it a try;

Wheelchair Egress More Important Than Access

I can almost guarantee that 95% of wheelchair users that enter into a multi-storey building will be thinking ahead and be concerned if they will be able to access the upper floors via lift, is the lift wide enough and will there be disabled toilets. These are quite natural concerns, I know because I’ve been