I’d like to welcome Adaptive Clothes as a new advertiser on the Mobility Basics website. Dressing can be a frustrating and difficult process for people who have physical limitations and the clothing designers of today are more interested in style than accessibility.
Adaptive Clothes is a brand new Canadian Online Retailer of clothes designed for wheelchair users and those who have difficulty in dressing themselves due to illness or injury. They are currently in a growth stage adding new products from the top manufacturers of clothing and accessories that are adaptive in nature and make dressing easier.
You can access their website through their ads throughout the site in the right column or go directly to adaptiveclothes.com.
I’ve just added a new article in the website power wheelchair section on the Jazzy® Elite ES portable Power Wheelchair. The Elite ES is different than many other portable power wheelchairs in that it is a front wheel drive design that has a very small turning radius for exceptional maneuverability indoors or in tight areas.
While most portable power wheelchairs are designed to fold for loading into vehicles and for easy storage the Elite ES can be dis-assembled into 4 pieces with the heaviest piece weighing about 48 pounds.
I’ve just added a short article on the Alberta Aids to Daily Living program for those interested. The program is only available to residents of Alberta who have a long term (six months or more) medical need for equipment and medical supplies.
In many ways it is similar to the Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP) but it caps the user contribution to $500.00 per year, in some categories of equipment, the user may get a used piece of equipment instead of new and amny bathrooom aids are included.
Yesterday I published a page on the Pride Mobility Go-Go travel scooters and today I have added a similar page that presents information on their full size scooters.
These full size scooters are available in 7 models and are primarily designed for outdoor and longer distance use. They are larger scooters and many have features such as headlights, turn signals, suspension, longer travel range on a charge and more power.
I’ve just posted a page with information on the Go-Go mobility scooters from Pride Mobility. There are 7 models of the Go-Go scooters with most models offering both a 3 wheeled and 4 wheeled version.
These are small scooters often referred to as portable or travel scooters that are intended to be easy to dis-assemble or fold up to fit into vehicles so they can be transported to the venue where they will be used.
These are not scooters that one would purchase to travel long distances or spend a lot of time on rough terrains.
I seem to be on a roll today. I’ve just added the EZee Travel scooter from EZee Life to the scooter section of the Mobility Basics website for those who want specific information on specific products.
The EZee travel is a portable, lightweight, folding, rear wheel drive mobility scooter that has a weight capacity of 250 pounds.
This scooter is designed to be loaded into a vehicle and taken to places where extended periods of walking may be encountered. Its light weight (59 lb) and small size allows it to fit into most vehicle types.
I’ve just added another mobility scooter profile to the site’s scooter section for those who want to see some specific information on specific products.
The EZee Classic scooter is a front wheel drive portable scooter designed to be lightweight, easily foldable and taken apart for easy loading into and out of vehicles. This scooter is ideal for those who want to be able to a take their scooter with them to a mall, park or other venue where there may be a lot of walking involved.
The Easy Classic’s best feature is that their small size and light weight allows most people to disassemble and fold it to fit into vehicles without the need of a lift of some sort.
After a bit of a break I’ve begun adding some new content to the site.
Today I began providing information on specific power wheelchairs that people may be interested in. While it will be impossible to list every model of every make of power wheelchair I’m hoping I can provide a good cross section of chairs in each category that visitors can see to get a grasp of what’s available on the market.
I’ve started with two power chairs that I’ve classed as portable folding wheelchairs. These chairs look similar but have some different features and specifications that may make them appropriate, or not, for people interested in this type of wheelchair.
These first two chairs are chairs sold by my advertisers but this isn’t the reason they are listed and it doesn’t preclude my presenting other chairs from companies that don’t advertise here. I used them to begin because I’m most familiar with these companies. There will be more to come.
Yesterday I added a page with information on wheelchair cushion rigidizers to the seating section of the Mobility Basics website.
Not a terribly exciting piece of writing or relevant to many wheelchair users but for those who have upholstered sling seats on their wheelchairs that are prone to sagging a rigidizer is an inexpensive item that can greatly improve the user’s comfort and help reduce the chances of injury due to long term sitting with poor posture.