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Assistive Technology: Top 5 Smart Home Devices

Amazon Echo/Spot Top of this list is a simple but revolutionary device that is the cornerstone of any smart home. The Amazon Echo or Spot can help you with everything from playing your favourite music, to telling you how the traffic is outside. The vast capabilities of Amazon Alexa can seem intimidating but once it’s set up it’s very simple to use. Whilst it’s basic capabilities are great, you can connect a number of smart devices to your Alexa device [...]

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accessible holidays

5 Accessible Holiday Destinations for 2019

The world is getting more accessible, in part due to regulations and partly because of the ageing population. This means that for those that use wheelchairs or have limited mobility the world is opening up for great holiday destinations. Here’s our pick of 5 great accessible holiday destinations to visit in 2019. Barcelona, Spain Well renowned for it’s accessibility, Barcelona sets the standard for holiday destinations thanks to the national tourism authority and Catalonia pushing for accessible travel. The city is [...]

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accessible apps

4 Useful App’s for Wheelchair Users

Apps can provide great utility for all manner of things nowadays and it’s great to have access to so much useful information right in your pocket. Here are a few great apps for finding everything from facilities whilst you’re out shopping, to finding a great accessible restaurant when on holiday. Wheelmap Wheelmap is a great app for finding accessible places near you. Users can add new accessible places and rate their accessibility as either red, yellow or green. It also has [...]

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mobility scooter

Winter Proof Your Mobility Scooter

The colder months can present some challenges to using and properly protecting your mobility scooter. Parts can sometimes be susceptible to damage from water or cold and batteries can suffer if left in the cold. Here are our tips for winter proofing your mobility scooter. Fully Charge Your Battery It likely goes without saying but you should take extra care during winter that your battery is working properly and that’s it’s fully charged before you set out on your scooter. As it [...]

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Tips for Driving Your Mobility Scooter on the Road

If you use a Class 3 mobility scooter, you are be legally entitled to take it onto the road at a maximum speed limit of 8mph. Despite the speed limit this scooter can help to make trips into town a lot simpler. Road traffic incidents don’t often happen to scooters on the road, however they unfortunately do occur sometimes. Here are our tips to minimise the risk of driving a 8mph mobility scooter on the road. Avoid busy roads Planning routes ahead [...]

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accessible derbyshire

Best Accessible Attractions in Derbyshire

Derbyshire boasts many attractions and historic sites to visit, however sometimes these sites are difficult to access for those with disabilities. Here is a guide to our favourite, accessible, things to do in Derbyshire. Calke Abbey House and Garden Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby DE73 7LE A day at Calke Abbey can be a great day out, the country house and stables are somewhat restored however the estate vividly portrays the 20th Century. There’s designated mobility parking at the Abbey and a vehicle service [...]

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Types of Mobility Scooters

If you can travel mostly independently but your ability to walk reasonable distances is deteriorating then a mobility scooter may be the right choice for you. There are multiple types of mobility scooters with different benefits or drawbacks. Find out more about the various types below to find a scooter to suit your lifestyle. Small Mobility Scooters If you’re looking for a lightweight scooter that’s easy to transport, smaller scooters can be beneficial as they’re usually simple to dismantle and can [...]

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Tips for Extending Your Mobility Scooters Battery Life

The life cycle of your mobility scooter battery can vary dramatically however you should reasonably expect your battery to last around 2 years. With proper care and attention you can help to ensure your battery lasts as long as possible and avoid getting caught short with a flat. When you get new mobility scooter batteries check the instructions for their recommendations but generally it is a good idea to fully charge and run down your new batteries a few times [...]

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