Category: Disability Travel

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

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

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

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

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.

Disabled Travel for Over 65s

Traveling with a disability can be a challenge all on its own. But when you’re over 65, wheelchair travel can sometimes pose even more difficulties. So if you’re planning your next holiday abroad, be sure to take the necessary precautions. Here are some tips on planning the ultimate holiday for wheelchair users. Choose a Wheelchair

Remember the Acedes Invalid Car?

Anybody out there remember the dreaded ‘Invalid Carriage’? (full name Acedes invalid car) Thankfully now defunct along with that distasteful word used to describe those unfortunate enough to own one! Three wheeled with or without hand controls, (well handlebars actually) two stroke 147cc and later 500cc engine with one seat and room for a folding

Understanding The Motability Scheme

The Motability scheme was set up in 1978 and has to date helped a staggering 3 million people to get a brand new car or wheelchair accessible vehicle. So what do you need to do get a shiny new car and what will it cost you? ABLEize has been digging deeper to get you the