I use a power wheelchair and had saved up money for the down payment on a mortgage. There will be several modifications needed to make this home accessible. One of the first places I turned for assistance was a government agency but was disappointed to learn that I have accumulated too much money and that my salary alone surpasses their limitation. Are there other resources available to people like me so that we can make access improvements or repairs?
As the weather warms, many who use hand controls seek out recreation on the water.
Q. My niece is getting married on the opposite side of the country and I use a power wheelchair. Despite flying in the past, I now question my ability to do so safely. We hear reports about flights that were canceled, delayed extensively, or people being removed from departing flights for no apparent reason. I cannot imagine what it would be like ...
Q. After having another Friday night with friends ruined due to a lack of access at our favorite neighborhood watering hole, I need to find out what regulations might be in place regarding accessible seating for wheelchairs.
In the minds of many drivers who are disabled, driving is considered to be a gift. In reality, it can often be an expensive undertaking.
Q. My wife and I are planning to buy a home in a new development where we will be joined by our paraplegic adult son. Making the home wheelchair accessible is an important part of our plans, but we have run across some challenges in making that happen.
Q. The electric wheelchair I’ve been using the last 10 years is beyond repair, and my vendor says replacement parts are unavailable. My need for the wheelchair is critical. Now I have learned that my level of disability does not allow me to have a chair with the same features. I have been “demoted” to a standard power wheelchair.
Companies are introducing new or upgraded accessories to be enjoyed by people with a variety of disabilities.
Q. I am confused about what has happened to parking spaces for those of us who drive vans and must unload from side ramps or wheelchair lifts.