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TGA launches new 39 stone capacity Breeze S4 Max mobility scooter for larger users

In response to market demand for mobility scooters capable of carrying larger users, TGA Mobility has launched the new heavy-duty Breeze S4 Max which has an increased rider weight capacity of 39 stone.

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Added by TGA Mobility on November 21, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Flying with a Disabled Child

Came across this amazing flight chair created my MERU  that give extra support to disabled children whilst flying:

The TravelChair is a product developed by the children’s charity MERU, who campaign and work towards improving the lives of children and young adults with disabilities by designing and producing custom-made equipment that can aid independent living and support daily activities at home, at school and in the community. The TravelChair is just one product from MERU…

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Added by Duncan Edwards on October 1, 2012 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Wheelchair tray reviews. What are the alternatives?

A Look at Some of Our Wheelchair Tray Competitors

And Why Our Product is the Best on the Market

As a wheelchair user, it makes perfect sense that you want tray access from the comfort of your chair, so you don't have to worry about transferring to other seating whilst out and about or just for ease of use. There have been a range of…

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Added by Duncan Edwards on September 24, 2012 at 20:50 — No Comments

Paisley Ghost Tours



Paisley

Scotland’s Largest Town

Creepy Ghost Tours of Historical Paisley

 

Welcome to the Creepy Ghost Tours of Historical Paisley.

 

My Name is Les and I will be your tour guide for tonight’s Creepy Ghost Tour of Paisley.

Creepy Ghost Tours of Paisley is a walking tour around Paisley’s Old Town featuring the town’s most haunted locations, the scariest…

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Added by Les Fernie on September 20, 2012 at 0:09 — No Comments

Hugely successful Design Zone feature at the Mobility Roadshow

An ingenious solution to prevent drink spillage is voted ‘coolest’ product

28 June 2012 – An ingenious silicon cover that adapts to a variety of drinking glasses to prevent spillage while allowing drinking through a straw was voted most desirable product by visitors to last week’s Mobility Roadshow at the Peterborough Arena.…

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Added by Jacqui Jones on July 2, 2012 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

One Handed Gaming Controller - Orthos

One Handed Gaming Controller

A new gaming controller with a small joystick at the bottom. By pushing against a flat …

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Added by Duncan Edwards on June 5, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Trabasasck Launches New Media Mount

Trabasack Launches Innovative New Media Mount

 


 

 


 

 


The brand new Trabasack Media Mount is a multipurpose mounting device launched this month and adds a further functionality to the original Trabasack range. The Media Mount can be positioned in many different ways to support all manner of electrical and household items from iPads and Kindles to…
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Added by Duncan Edwards on May 15, 2012 at 14:10 — No Comments

Media Mount – new Trabasack accessory

We have a new accessory for use with Trabasack Connect called the Media Mount. 

It will help with iPads, controls, plates or anything you might want to mount or carry on your lap.

We have just seen our first review, and I would like to share it. 

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Added by Duncan Edwards on May 10, 2012 at 14:13 — No Comments

Brolly Sheets - Mattress Protectors

If you have small kids or incontinence problems, you know how horrible the usual sweaty, crackly, noisy mattress protectors are! I spotted these at the KidzintheMiddle show and they are really innovative.

Recently launched in this country but created in New Zealand and are a very good design. They are absorbant, non sweaty and not noisy or uncomfortable to sleep on. The Mattress protectors look just like ordinary ones, so they are ‘inclusive…

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Added by Duncan Edwards on May 5, 2012 at 16:44 — No Comments

Some musical Apps for encouraging children with special education needs

Some ideas for musical apps for children (but also adults!)  http://sensoryplaytray.com/making-music-ipad-apps/

Added by Duncan Edwards on May 4, 2012 at 10:50 — No Comments

ARE WE MAGNIFYING DISABILITY?



ARE WE MAGNIFYING DISABILITY?

I have now taken all my submissions for my comparative Research study. 

I was investigating the outcomes for Independent Living versus Service provision for two severely disabled people over a period of sixteen years. I asked professionals and acquaintances/ colleagues to write down their impressions or anecdotes to discover how Quality of Life differed in such contrasting scenarios from an onlookers viewpoint,

The findings were quite…

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Added by Linda Jane McLean on April 13, 2012 at 16:04 — No Comments

Empowerment The Process

To be a member of the disabled community does not and should not imply we all have the same physical and mental challenges nor do we share the same needs for help and assistance. However, I also feel very strongly that there are certain attributes which can be cultivated which can make living with a disability easier.   

 

When I came home from the rehabilitation hospital and my physical health improved I became desperate to regain some control over my life. In addition to the…

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Added by Rich Fabend on March 22, 2012 at 21:45 — 2 Comments

Learned Empowerment or Learned Helplessness Your Choice

I sat in the chair looking at the piece of paper I had just dropped on the floor. I needed the paper for what I was doing so I had to pick it up. No big deal. Right? WRONG, it was going to be a problem. I couldn't bend over to get it and I couldn't get out of my chair and walk over to pick it up. You see the chair I was sitting in was a power wheelchair. Many of the simple reflex actions I used before my quadriplegia still came to me rapidly when I needed to solve a problem. Today was…

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Added by Rich Fabend on March 20, 2012 at 21:54 — 1 Comment

Wheelchair Properties - for disabled first time buyers

I would like to bring once more the issue of lack of suitable wheelchair accessible properties for ordinary disabled families in UK today. How do we help disabled people who are in desperate need of suitable wheelchair accessible properties? In view of the government announcement this week regarding helping first-time buyers to climb the property ladder – what about wheelchair accessible properties for disabled first time buyers

 

Kofi A. Dzorkplenu

Miva…

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Added by Kofi Agbeko Dzorkplenu on March 16, 2012 at 14:14 — No Comments

free training for personal assistants

Blackwood care and LCIL have joined together to provide a free training course for anybody wanting to become a personal assitant to a disabled person. The training is a 2 day course that is designed by the LCIL and delivered by disabled people to ensure that the participants been trained get the most out of the 2 days and have a greater and deeper understanding of the issues that disabled people face.

The training date had yet to be certified but it will be in the very near…

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Added by Laura Stobbs on March 16, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

    http://www.historicalpaisley.com/   Hi All, Due to my mobility I can't setup the quipment for my my talk and slideshow presentations I am looking for a volunteer to help set up presentation and …

 

 

http://www.historicalpaisley.com/

 

Hi All,

Due to my mobility I can't setup the quipment for my my talk and slideshow presentations

I am looking for a volunteer to help set up presentation and sound equipment for... my talk and slideshow presentations on Thursday 1st…

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Added by Les Fernie on February 28, 2012 at 13:53 — No Comments

Talking Tin Lids

Essential Items: Talking Tin Lids

You can use your Talking Tin Lid on any food container

If you have a visual disability, then having your kitchen set up in the right way is essential to avoid the many risks that could occur. The RNIB and other charities work tirelessly to provide gadgets and inventions which can make the kitchen a safer place and somewhere you can…

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Added by Duncan Edwards on December 20, 2011 at 15:57 — No Comments

You be the judge: Is Clara guilty?

 

In the wake of the verdict against Timothy Crook, I must ask: Was he guilty? Did he act alone?

I am increasingly coming to the conclusion that if help from the appropriate authority is requested and denied,that authority should be accountable. Timothy did not need to be guilty.

“From what we do know from the evidence from the case and the documents, it appears to me that the appropriate authorities should stand back, look at this case to see whether something did go…

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Added by Linda Jane McLean on November 24, 2011 at 15:20 — No Comments

Teaching Prawns to Whistle

 

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which they were created" (Albert Einstein)

 

This is a true story - but names have been changed. 

Born in Hong Kong to Scottish parents in 1946, Peter was destined never to see his father, who died in combat in the final stages of World War. The next disaster to occur was that he contracted polio before he was a year old. His widowed mother returned to Scotland, to give her…

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Added by Linda Jane McLean on October 24, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Jeans for wheelchair users

Jeans for Wheelchair Users - a special cut and design









DisabledGear.com is one of our favourite small businesses and that is not just because they were one of the first online retailers to sell trabasack ;-)



Guy at DisabledGear.com provides a free place online for people to buy and sell 2nd hand disability equipment.… Continue

Added by Duncan Edwards on October 22, 2011 at 10:34 — No Comments

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