How To Make Accessible Aids Suit Your Style

When living with a certain type of disability or issues with mobility, accessibility is of optimum importance and keeping abreast of the latest innovations in accessible aids can be the difference between struggling with an older product and realizing there are easier alternatives.

With this in mind, continue reading to learn how to make accessible aids to suit your personal needs and style.

Choose The Right Walking Aids

The most common situations for people who have experienced issues with mobility is if they need to stock up on groceries, visit the doctor or for any other reason they worry about having to arrange transportation, or else dread the journey by foot. 

Walking aids, especially walking aids for elderly people, are the most effective and surprisingly affordable solution to this regular problem and can take the following forms:

  • Assistive canes and forearm canes
  • Walkers
  • Crutches and platform crutches
  • Walking sticks

The choice of which walking aid to invest in is an entirely individual one, but whichever you choose, don’t fall into the trap of thinking your new walking aid is separate to your own style and personality. Quite the opposite in fact: you should actually spend time researching the range of styles and designs of canes and crutches, for example, and you may well be surprised by your options. 

Scooters To Specification

With mobility scooters, the old adage is certainly true that you get what you pay for, and for someone who is looking for one that will not only suit your physical requirements, but your own sense of style as well, it is certainly worth doing your homework. 

For scooters, there are several major components to look out for:

  • Deck height
  • Build quality
  • Wheel size
  • Bars
  • Bearings
  • Suspension
  • Deck size

Customize Your Wheelchair

Obviously, the basic design of your wheelchair will not be hugely dissimilar from the next person’s due to its fundamental function However, what you can do is customize not only certain practical features but also aesthetic designs and embellishments. 

For younger adults and teenagers, beautifying your wheelchair is as affordable and simple as changing the seating to a brighter and more comfortable color and material, or investing in wheel trim designs that can be emblazoned with your name or nickname. 

For more refined and comfortable additions to a wheelchair, think about products such as push rim covers to cover the wheels, plush cushions which snuggly fit to the existing seat, fluffy covers for the footrests and even a folding umbrella which can be opened over the chair.

Cater For Your Hobbies And Interests

Regardless of the severity or permanency of your individual mobility restrictions, wherever safely or feasibly possible, you should always try to still indulge in every single one of your hobbies and passions

For example, if you find yourself needing to use a wheelchair more often these days but are an outdoor enthusiast, movable attachments can be added to the chair such as fishing pole holders, hands-free drinking mugs and even lap-tray bags which eliminate the need to reach behind the seat or underneath your legs.

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