Wheelchair users often get some strange looks from able-bodied people. Especially if they create a miracle in the supermarket by rising from their chair to reach the higher shelves. Or by getting up and walking to a table in a restaurant. People use wheelchairs for a variety of purposes. Some people can walk, but not far.… Continue reading Some wheelchair users do and some wheelchair users don’t.
Good things do not come to those who wait, and wait, and wait…
The ‘Equality Bus’ is not coming. It broke down many miles away and no new service is planned. All those who wished to board are asked to wait patiently. There are plans to consider getting it moving at some point, but probably not this year. Maybe not next year either – it is, after all, a complicated business! I keep… Continue reading Good things do not come to those who wait, and wait, and wait…
SafeSip Drink Covers
SafeSip drink covers have to be one of my best finds ever! I don’t do reviews for companies, this is purely my experience of a product which we have been using for several years now. My son is 10 years old and needs to use a straw for all drinks to reduce episodes of choking.… Continue reading SafeSip Drink Covers
It could be YOU!
No, not winning the lottery – that is quite unlikely. Becoming disabled. That can happen to anyone. No ticket required and no age restrictions. There was a time when I had no idea about the importance of lowered kerbs. There was a time when I had no idea about the need for ramped access. There was… Continue reading It could be YOU!
Who needs Changing Places?
Whenever I see “Changing Places” written down I am mentally adding the word “toilets”. I dislike the name given to the facilities and the campaign because it doesn’t tell us enough. “Changing Places toilets” are not just a place to change pads. That is one need for some users, but not for all. Just because you… Continue reading Who needs Changing Places?
Ever the thrillseeker!
Boys will be boys! They most certainly will. Sometimes, they just need a little help. It is well known that movement and physical play are vital for development. The same is true for children with physical disabilities. Yet most parks don’t have a single piece of accessible play equipment for a child like Adam. All… Continue reading Ever the thrillseeker!