When you use a wheelchair, you’re considered more vulnerable than the average person, and there are people who will take advantage of you. This is exactly why you must always think about safety — you never know who may view you as an easy mark.

Here are some products to help you stay safe:

1. Cell Phone

Cell phones are the biggest life savers of people with disabilities. They allow us to live alone independently, with help just a call away. And cell plans are now cheaper than ever, allowing those who couldn’t afford one before to now do so. You may even qualify for a free cell phone if you receive certain government benefits. Tracfones are also very inexpensive if you don’t have the money for a smart phone.

2. FlipBelt

If you’re concerned about having your wallet stolen, the FlipBelt is the safety answer you’ve been looking for. This colorful waistband looks like it’s part of your clothing when in fact it’s a place to store items. It’s a great place for everything from your wallet to your phone. Just flip the front of the bel