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How to apply for a Blue Badge for disabled parking

The Blue Badge scheme is an important benefit for people in the UK travelling with a disability. Over 2.3 million people in the UK hold a Blue Badge. Badges are quite straightforward to obtain, but they require a person to meet certain criteria to be eligible. They can be used to help you park closer to your destination, and they usually provide more space to get in and out of the vehicle. If you're wondering whether you qualify and want to apply [...]

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Get out and about with AccessAble

Accessibility should be easy for everyone, right?  Have you spent hours planning a trip out – Wondering if there will be disabled access or facilities? Have you visited somewhere and found access was not what you expected? This can make you feel stressed and anxious, worst case scenario it makes you feel like you shouldn’t go out at all. This doesn’t have to be the case anymore, not when you use AccessAble.   What is AccessAble?  AccessAble is here to take the chance out of [...]

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Get your mobility scooter ready for summer

Summer is well and truly in swing! We've had some especially warm weather lately, and with the sun out it's the perfect time to get out and about on your mobility scooter! However, it's common for scooters to be stored away in garages or outbuildings throughout the colder months. This means your scooter might need a careful look-over and some preparation to get it summer ready. A good scrub! If your mobility scooter has been tucked up in the garage, shed or [...]

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Choosing a riser recliner

It isn't always easy to choose a reclining chair, there are so many options that it can feel a little overwhelming. There are many important things to think about when making your choice for the perfect rise and recliner chair. We've put together some of the most important points to think about if you're not sure where to start: Check it will fit It can be tempting to just go out and buy a recliner chair you like the look of, [...]

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5 Signs Your Mobility Scooter Battery Needs Replacing

Most good quality mobility scooter batteries are long lasting, but eventually most batteries begin to deteriorate and may be in need of replacing. Here are some signs that you should replace your scooter's battery. When Charging, Your Batteries No Longer Recognise Your Batteries This can be a frustrating fault as your battery has malfunctioned all of a sudden and is unusable. There are lots of reasons that this can happen, including the care taken of your batteries, read our article on [...]

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Mobility Scooter Checklist

A mobility scooter is quite an investment and you want to make sure you buy the right make and model for your needs. There's a lot of variety on the market and it can be difficult to know what features are out there that you might benefit from. Consider this checklist when you're browsing to make sure a scooter is right before you buy. Before you start looking, ask yourself; Where do you want to use your scooter? Not all models [...]

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How To Replace Your Mobility Scooter Batteries

Whilst you can always take your scooter to be serviced and have someone change your battery over for you, it's always handy to know the right way to change your mobility scooter batteries. Always consult the manufacturers guide when replacing your scooter's battery. This should give detailed instructions specific to your battery model. If you're not sure of your exact model, you should call the manufacturer directly to find out the model. All scooters are different and the following guide [...]

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Disability VAT Relief Explained

In general, disabled people are not required to pay value-added tax (VAT) on products and services that are designed for, or adapted, sole for use by disabled people due to disability VAT relief. However, not all products that may be considered solely for use by disabled people are eligible, so it can often be confusing to understand what is VAT exempt. Who is eligible? Anyone who is disabled or has a long-term illness will not be charged VAT on products designed [...]

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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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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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