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Category: Disabled Youth

Wheelchair Basketball Game with Disabled Men on a Court
October 5, 2021 | Categories: Disabled Youth , Life In A Wheelchair , Safety ,

Safely Spectating Sports

With the return of the school sports season, as well as beloved fall professional games, you may be ready to get back to cheering on your favorite teams in person. Here are some suggestions for how you can do so, considering physical access and safety from COVID-19. Ask ahead Call the ticket office to ask […]

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Para-Athlete on a Race Track
August 12, 2021 | Categories: Adaptive Products , Disabled Youth , Life In A Wheelchair , Spinal Cord Injuries ,

Why are the Paralympics so special?

Here at National Ramp, we have been very excited for the Paralympics, waiting for the rescheduled event to kick off in late August. We’ve been following the trials and celebrating the rosters. While we have also been cheering on Team USA during the Olympics, there’s something extra special about the Paralympics, and it’s not just […]

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Disabled Lady in a Wheelchair Playing Adaptive Basketball
June 25, 2021 | Categories: Disabled Youth , Life In A Wheelchair , Spinal Cord Injuries ,

Adaptive Summer Sports

Having a physical disability doesn’t need to prevent you from enjoying all the activities of summer. Almost any program you can think of has adaptations in moves or equipment to meet an individual’s abilities and allow them to enjoy the activity to the maximum! Why adaptive sports? The origins of adaptive sports are in the […]

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River Walk View - Accessible Domestic Getaways
June 7, 2021 | Categories: Disabled Youth , Life In A Wheelchair , Senior Citizens , Spinal Cord Injuries ,

Planning Your Wheelchair-Accessible Domestic Getaway

Having a physical disability doesn’t need to prevent you from enjoying all the activities of summer. Almost any program you can think of has adaptations in moves or equipment to meet an individual’s abilities and allow them to enjoy the activity to the maximum! Why adaptive sports? The origins of adaptive sports are in the […]

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Middle-Aged Adult Woman Working and in Wheelchair
April 5, 2021 | Categories: Adaptive Products , Disabled Youth , Life In A Wheelchair , Spinal Cord Injuries ,

Where to Find Support Following a Spinal Cord Injury

If a Spinal Cord Injury has impacted your life, you may be looking for assistance (such as a handicap ramp), support, and advice. Here’s a list of resources to check out as you adjust to your life post-accident. National Ramp Likely, your home entrance was not wheelchair-accessible before your accident. If you need to navigate […]

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House Hunting for Wheelchair Users and People with Disabilities
March 9, 2021 | Categories: Adaptive Products , Aging In Place , Disabled Youth , Life In A Wheelchair , Ramp Selection , Safety , Senior Citizens , Spinal Cord Injuries , Veterans ,

Searching for Housing With a Disability

House-hunting for an accessible home for someone with a disability can have challenges. Fully accessible homes are difficult to find, especially if you are looking to rent your home. However, it is increasingly easier to find homes built to be inclusive of the needs of people with disabilities. Remember that no one can discriminate against […]

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Inspiring Social Media Accounts to Follow for People with Disabilities and Wheelchair Users
August 10, 2020 | Categories: Disabled Youth , Life In A Wheelchair , Spinal Cord Injuries ,

Additional Social Media Accounts to Follow

Social media can be a minefield to navigate sometimes, and with everyone having a little more time on their hands to scroll through feeds, it’s important to include relatable, positive, and informative accounts to your follows. National Ramp is continuing to offer account recommendations that may be of interest to members of the disabled community. […]

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Elderly Couple High Fiving at Breakfast
June 15, 2020 | Categories: Adaptive Products , Aging In Place , Disabled Youth , Fall Prevention , Life In A Wheelchair , Safety , Senior Citizens , Spinal Cord Injuries , Veterans ,

7 Must-Have Items For Those Aging in Place

Here are seven items that every senior citizen should have in their houses, to comfortably and safely age in place. Smart Medication dispensers Medication dispensers have gone beyond the weekly containers we’ve all seen for years. There is a wide array of products and apps on the market to help track medications and times, as […]

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Toothbrush - Adaptive Technology - Man Brushing Teeth
June 10, 2020 | Categories: Adaptive Products , Aging In Place , Disabled Youth , Life In A Wheelchair , Safety , Senior Citizens , Spinal Cord Injuries , Veterans ,

5 Pieces of Adaptive Technology with Widespread Appeal

A lot of the technology in our daily lives was initially developed for the benefit of people with disabilities but showed usefulness and popularity with non-disabled people as well. Here are some examples: Electric toothbrush The Broxodent electric toothbrush was invented in 1954 to aid those with limited motor skills. Now, millions of Americans, both […]

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