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15 Funniest Wheelchair Pranks

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on June 30, 2016. 0 Comments

 

Wheelchair users have a great sense of humor when it comes to playing pranks on people, especially able-bodied people. The following videos will keep you laughing as wheelchair users surprise pedestrians by rolling down hills, creating obstacles, tying themselves to cars and much more. Check out the funniest wheelchair pranks you will ever see below.

1. Criminal Frames Girl in Wheelchair

This prank is set up by an international hidden video show. It catches the reactions of unsuspecting people who are doing a good deed by briefly watching over a wheelchair user outside of a store. They observe a criminal giving his gun and mask to the wheelchair user setting her up to take the blame for the robbery. The reaction of the pedestrians will make you want to watch it over and over again.

2. Senior Citizens in Wheelchairs...

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Wheelchair Users Guide to Clubbing

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on June 30, 2016. 0 Comments

Going out clubbing for the night sounds easy enough. You get dressed, look good, call some friends and go to the club. While this is an easy process for able-bodied people, it is often an obstacle for wheelchair users. The getting ready part is great, but finding a club that is wheelchair accessible is a challenge. Learning to navigate the club scene will help make things easier on a night out with your friends.

Find an Accessible Club                                                       

Nightclubs are located worldwide. Not all of them are wheelchair accessible. Search online or call the club you are interested in visiting. Speak to the staff or manager to learn wheelchair accessible areas in the club as well as special entrances and exits that you need to use. Search online for pictures of the interior and exterior of the club.

Clubs...

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Awesome Wheelchair World Records that You Never Knew Existed

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on June 30, 2016. 0 Comments

 

The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes extraordinary people who are willing to be the best at something. Wheelchair users worldwide are perfecting their skills and accomplishing their goals of setting world records for performing amazing things. These tasks range from wheelchair backflips to pulling cars. Below is a list of the most awesome wheelchair world records that you never knew existed.

Longest Distance Covered on a Wheelchair Trainer 

Professional Brazilian wheelchair athlete, Carlos Oliveira used a competition wheelchair attached to a stationary roller to travel 149.42 miles at the average speed of 6.225 miles per hour. He began his astonishing accomplishment on August 31, 2013, and set the world record on September 1, 2013.

Wheelchair Free Throws 

On July 10, 2013, NWBA player Jeff Walker set a world record making the most consecutive wheelchair free throws.

First Wheelchair Backflip 

On October...

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Essential Summer Safety Tips for Wheelchair Users

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on June 30, 2016. 0 Comments

Summer is the time of year many wheelchair users enjoy the outdoors. There are a variety of activities such as sports, camping, fishing and simply enjoying a picnic at the park with your friends and family. Depending on where you are located, the summer heat can cause some issues that could keep you hiding indoors. Be prepared to beat the summer heat and enjoy the sunshine with the following summer safety tips for wheelchair users.

  • Use Sunscreen – The use of sunscreen has become a daily option for many people. Those who don’t use sunscreen can feel symptoms such as redness of the skin, peeling, itching, tightness, and burning. This summer remember to use a sunscreen that has an SPF 30 or higher. Reapply the sunscreen throughout the day by following the directions on the label for continuous coverage.
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The Apple Watch Will Soon Track Fitness for Wheelchair Users

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on June 30, 2016. 0 Comments

Fitness trackers were originally created with the able-bodied in mind. It conveniently tracks physical activity such as walking and running, which encourages people to stay active. It is an excellent tool for staying fit. However, wheelchair users have not been able to benefit from it until now. Apple is releasing a new watch feature that will benefit wheelchair users.

Apple recognized the void in the market for fitness trackers for those with disabilities and decided to make a change. Apple partnered with the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Lakeshore Foundation of Birmingham to promote physical fitness in the disabled community. This research involved 300 wheelchair users who provided 3,000 hours of physical activity.

According to Lakeshore’s president and CEO, Jeff Underwood, wheelchair users are known to be sedentary due to physical barriers. The fitness tracker feature for wheelchair users sends the...

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10 Best Wheelchair Friendly Summer Camps

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on June 07, 2016. 0 Comments

The Americans with Disability Act requires all summer camps to accommodate children in wheelchairs. This means children who use wheelchairs have just as many summer camp choices as able-bodied children. Finding the right camp that suits your child’s needs can feel overwhelming. However, making sure the camp has reasonable accommodations and an active itinerary is easier than you think. There are plenty of excellent wheelchair friendly summer camps to consider.

Here is our list of 10 best wheelchair friendly summer camps.

1. Camp Little Giant 

Camp Little Giant is a summer camp for those who love outdoor adventures. Campers can enjoy a variety of activities including adaptable sports, fishing, and even bread making. The camp is located in Carbondale, Illinois and is suitable for children with physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities. The age accepted, is 8 to 21 years old. The...

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Voting Challenges for Wheelchair Users

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on June 07, 2016. 0 Comments

Polling booths are often set in upstairs meeting halls, church basements, and other non-accessible locations. Research by the attorney general for the State of New York discovered that most counties within that state alone had only 10 percent of polling locations fully compliant with federal and state laws. The Federal Election Commission reported that there are more than 20,000 inaccessible polling places throughout the United States.

Activists argue that inaccessible voting locations violate the Americans with Disability Act and interfere with the fundamental right to vote. There are more than 33 million Americans with disabilities who are eligible to vote, and simply cannot, due to polling locations. Clearly, changes need to be made to accommodate the disabled community during the voting process.

People with disabilities need their voice heard as much as able-bodied citizens. The primary election is underway and the Presidential election is scheduled...

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Marine Discovery Dive Attracts Wheelchair Users Worldwide

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Malaysia is home to the Marine Discovery Dive event held annually. It was founded by the Chairman of the Society of People Support People in Malaysia, E.K. Lim. The program allows wheelchair users to experience movement underwater during a scuba diving expedition. The exciting event provides wheelchair users the opportunity to go beyond their boundaries and feel truly free. The Marine Discovery Dive is open to individuals located around the world with disabilities.

Wheelchair users and others with disabilities are encouraged to sign up for the program. Individual participants have a variety of disabilities and begin training twice per week for about two to three hours. Training for a full six months prior to participating in the event is required.

The experienced diving volunteers assist the wheelchair user by guiding them throughout the expedition. One of the scuba instructors holds the hand...

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Disability Rights Have Been Bipartisan: Will Donald Trump End That?

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on June 07, 2016. 0 Comments

Co-Author of the Americans with Disability Act, Tony Coehlo has voiced his concern regarding disability rights in the future. The current presidential election has put a spotlight on nominees and their views about the disabled community. According to Coehlo, everything regarding disabilities was always bipartisan, especially when it comes to the ADA. Coehlo is currently advising Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton regarding disability issues.

Clinton was one of the first candidates to discuss disability issues. In the beginning, her remarks were often insensitive toward the disabled community. Clinton has since requested the assistance of former Sen. Tom Harkin and Tony Coelho to refine her campaign’s positions on disability rights. She has gradually won praise for focusing on disability rights throughout her campaign.

Republican presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, has exhibited a variety of conflicting behaviors regarding the disabled community. Trump has mocked a disabled reporter and accused...

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Fitness Tracking for Wheelchair Users

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on June 07, 2016. 0 Comments

Fitness trackers are an application or device created for monitoring fitness levels and goals. They are responsible for monitoring the heart rate, calorie consumption, sleep quality, physical activity and more. Fitness trackers have been on the market for able-bodied people for a number of years. However, wheelchair users will soon be able to enjoy specialized trackers to monitor their unique health and fitness goals. Here are some of the popular fitness tracking devices and applications for wheelchair users,

Freewheel Tracker    

Freewheel is a fitness tracker device created specifically for wheelchair users. The creation originated with Tyler Hively, a content strategist for Chaotic Moon Studios. Hively, a wheelchair user, collaborated with the company’s BASE innovation lab and soon created the Freewheel fitness tracker for people in wheelchairs.

The device attaches to the wheelchair and is capable of tracking altitude, acceleration, speed,...

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