Category: Mobility

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

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

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles from WAV Compare

Oh no I hear you cry, not another price comparison website that’s going to bombard the television with a crazy middle-aged opera singer driving me nuts. or worse still some cute little Meerkats that in real life would more than likely rip your arm off.  (Yes sorry to burst your bubble but in reality they

Secret to Staying Fit and Healthy – Whatever Your Age or Ability

In today’s world, staying healthy is a priority for everybody and that includes all ages and disabilities. People in their retirement stay as active as possible in order to maintain their wellbeing using a combination of good nutrition and physical exercise and the same can apply to all disabilities, it is not always easy to

Riser Recliner Chair Review

If you are reading this riser recliner chair review you have probably arrived here because you are confused and wanting to know more about these specially designed chairs, if one would be beneficial to you and the type of design that would best meet your needs. This review is written by somebody that uses a

How to Safely Use a Walking Stick

Once you have measured yourself correctly for the correct height walking stick and you are holding it in the hand opposite to the affected leg or side of you, there are some hazards inside and outside to be mindful of before you begin walking with a stick. How to safely use a walking stick: Starting

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

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