Category: Safety

Sherry and Fran - Helping Partner with a Disability
February 11, 2022 | Categories: Aging In Place , Guest Blog , Life In A Wheelchair , Safety ,

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day may be one of the most controversial holidays in existence. While most people can agree that love is a good thing, the capitalistic nature of this particular festive occasion often shoves an unattainable picture of romantic relationship perfection in the faces of the masses for the entire month of February. It can be …

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ADA compliant ramp
October 5, 2021 | Categories: Ramp Care , Safety ,

Prepare Your Ramp for the Coming Winter

Winter can be wildly unpredictable as even the US’s Southern regions can be hit with a snowstorm. While you winterize your property, be sure to give your ramp some attention to make sure it’s in the best shape possible before the weather conditions worsen. Fall cleanup is the perfect time to check your ramp to […]

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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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An Ode to Mascara - Makeup Items on Pink Background
August 11, 2021 | Categories: Life In A Wheelchair , Safety ,

An Ode To The Extra Steps I’ve Taken Just To Buy Mascara

I love makeup. When I was younger, playing “makeover” was one of my favorite activities with my friends because it was fully accessible. I’m disabled. So, playing soccer, baseball, tag, hide-and-go-seek, and so many other games children typically play with their friends were difficult and sometimes even impossible for me to fully participate in. Instead, […]

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Aluminum ADA Handicap Ramp Outside a Home
August 10, 2021 | Categories: Ramp Selection , Safety ,

Modular Ramp vs Permanent Ramp

Choosing a ramp is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. You may be interested in the benefits between a permanent ramp (either wood or concrete) and the modular ramps offered by National Ramp. Here are some reasons why a modular ramp may be a better fit for you. Layout flexibility We sometimes compare […]

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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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CES '21 Accessible Technology for People with Disabilities
February 1, 2021 | Categories: Adaptive Products , Aging In Place , Fall Prevention , Life In A Wheelchair , Safety ,

Accessible Technology Highlights from the 2021 CES Show

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which went virtual in 2021, has always showcased the most forward-thinking and innovative tech. And in recent years, developers have seen the value in creating technology to meet the needs and concerns of the large senior citizen and disabled populations in our country. Here are a few products that caught […]

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Man's Hands on Crutches - Safe at Home Recovery
February 1, 2021 | Categories: Aging In Place , Fall Prevention , Safety , Senior Citizens ,

6 Steps to A Safe At-Home Recovery

With a combination of the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had in nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities and the desire for people to stay in the comfort of their homes, the numbers of seniors going to inpatient nursing home/rehabilitation care following hospitalization are sharply declining. But a safe at-home recovery will require planning to […]

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