advice for travelling in the US with wheelchairs and scooters

016 New Rule Requires US Airlines to Report Wheelchair and Scooter Transport and Damage Synopsis : U.S. Department of Transport final rule may relieve some air travel challenges for passengers with disabilities. https://www.disabled-world.com/travel/airlines/airline-damage.php

air travel advice for your wheelchair

2019 8 Simple Steps to Flying With a Wheelchair!! really useful tips from Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=-juIP2GPsWg

air travel advice

2015 wheelchairtravel.org blog post: Flying With A Power Wheelchair: How To Prevent Damage https://wheelchairtravel.org/flying-air-travel-with-electric-power-wheelchair-how-to-prevent-damage/?utm_source=WheelchairTravel.org+News+%2526+Updates&utm_campaign=7172a9384c-2016_New_Year_Letter_2015_Review1_14_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f2c195a25e-7172a9384c-109925637

Air travel advice

Wheelchairtravel.org blog post: Why Airlines Take So Long To Return Wheelchairs particularly useful for US citizens but also contains information that may be useful for any wheelchair travellers https://wheelchairtravel.org/airlines-delayed-return-gate-checked-wheelchairs/

Mobility aids rental

Scooter, Wheelchair & Powerchair rentals in 1500+ US Cities & Cruise Ports Worldwide. https://www.scootaround.com/

Eden Project, Cornwall

2017 winner of VisitEngland’s Inclusive Tourism award, the Eden Project – the largest indoor rainforest in the world – wants to provide a great experience for all ages, abilities and backgrounds.  It has published an Accessibility Guide to the attraction.  It has a Changing Places accessible toilet (with bench and hoist). http://www.edenproject.com/visit/before-you-visit/accessibility-guide#eMMy3JJwtFlGsS1X.97

Scotland Visitor’s Guide

2016 New Mobility article: ‘Wheelchair-Friendly Scotland Boasts Cool Places, Warm People’. http://www.newmobility.com/2016/08/wheelchair-friendly-scotland/

Should You Bring a Manual or Power Wheelchair?

Mobility International USA article: Should You Bring a Manual or Power Wheelchair? Discusses the pros and cons of manual and power wheelchairs in different situations with different terrains and offers advice about suitability of shares in different situations as well as advice on maintenance and charging. There is also a list of 13 links to…

ECTR05 lightweight and folding wheelchair in a bag

The ECTR05 lightweight and folding wheelchair in a bag is the perfect travel wheelchair. Its lightweight and compact design folds and unfolds in seconds without the need for tools, making it the ideal choice for holidays, days out, and shopping trips alike. https://www.feneticwellbeing.com/lightweight-and-folding-wheelchair-in-a-bag

Atlantis 2

New Mobility article:Discovering the (Mostly) Accessible Atlantis Resort http://www.newmobility.com/2016/06/mostly-accessible-atlantis-resort/  

Wheelchair accessories WheelAir

wheelAIR wheelchair cooling cushion uses inbuilt fan technology to cool and reduce core temperature by taking away excess heat and moisture allowing for comfort and temperature control. For further information pertaining to this article contact: wheelAIR at wheelair.co.uk. https://www.wheelair.co.uk/

Wheelchair accessories Healthy Backpack

the Healthy Back Pack is recommended by a wheelchair user who puts it on the back of her wheelchair when out on a trek https://www.theepicentre.co.uk/brands/healthy-back-bag?gclid=Cj0KCQjwjN7YBRCOARIsAFCb934b5twoRQNRuVuqePojqhajl5FDN5UniOY8-jU4LuexIDV0aY3sHA8aAiRBEALw_wcB#sort7

Wheelchair accessories GRX Life

GRX Life PROVIDING SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE AND ADVICE TO FELLOW ACTIVE WHEELCHAIR USERS LOOKING TO GET THE MOST OUT OF LIFE.This is a good resource for tweaks to improve your wheelchair https://www.grxlife.com/  

Wheelchair accessories – wheelair

wheelchair user video talking about the WheelAir, an air cooling wheelchair cushion that can help you cool down when you get too hot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OAOK9Iys0Q  

Wheelchair accessories – waterproof blanket

2018 Susie’s Wheelchair Adventures blog post: Have you ever gone out in your wheelchair in the rain and kept your top half dry thanks to your raincoat but ended up with soggy knees? Details a waterproof wheelchair blanket https://susieswheelchairadventures.com/2018/08/19/have-you-ever-gone-out-in-your-wheelchair-in-the-rain-and-kept-your-top-half-dry-thanks-to-your-raincoat-but-ended-up-with-soggy-knees/

Equipment general 2

2018 Our Adaptive World.blog post: Travel Essentials for a Wheelchair User https://ouradaptiveworld.com/travel/travel-essentials-for-a-wheelchair-user/

Wheelchairs

Mobility International USA article: Should You Bring a Manual or Power Wheelchair? Discusses the pros and cons of manual and power wheelchairs in different situations with different terrains and offers advice about suitability of shares in different situations as well as advice on maintenance and charging. There is also a list of 13 links to…

Europe

Tips for Travelers with Disabilities Rick Stein compiles tips from John Sage and Susan Sygall about wheelchair travelling in Europe. https://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/trip-planning/travelers-with-disabilities

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