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The Wheelchair Users Guide to Navigating Public Transportation

Posted by KD Smart Chair on July 22, 2018. 0 Comments

Public transportation can be a nightmare for wheelchair users. Whether you are traveling to a foreign city or just trying to navigate around your neighborhood, public transportation can get you to where you need to go, it just takes a bit of patience and planning. Here are some tips that will help make navigating public transportation much easier easier for wheelchair users.

Public Transportation Options

A little online research can go a long way when it comes to public transportation. Find out the type of transportation that is offered in the city you plan to navigate. You can research online by typing “the city name public transportation” into the search engine. Usually, all of the transportation information will be shown in the results.


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Best 10 Apps for Wheelchair Users

Posted by KD Smart Chair on July 22, 2018. 0 Comments

Technology has changed the lives of wheelchair users in a variety of ways. New innovative wheelchair technology and apps are being developed on a regular basis. Apps are becoming increasingly popular among the disabled community, especially those that help navigate daily life easier. The following apps are considered the best apps for wheelchair users and others with disabilities.

  1. Access Earth – This app allows users to share information with other members of accessible hotels, restaurants, attractions and more. The detailed information users provide for each other help create a trustworthy Access Earth community that is dependable.
  2. Wheelmap – This helpful app accumulates data from the internet to provide users with current information similar to OpenStreetMap.





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Road Trips for Wheelchair Users [Images]

Posted by KD Smart Chair on June 25, 2018. 0 Comments

  1. Florida

  1. Route 66

  1. California Coast

  1. New York State

  1. Miami to Key West

 

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Make sure you get your wheelchair serviced and scheduled for maintenance as well as any repairs needed before leaving for your next road trip.

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15 Greatest Stephen Hawking Quotes

Posted by KD Smart Chair on June 25, 2018. 0 Comments

Stephen Hawking has changed the world forever. His scientific discoveries and disability activism contributed to the world and will continue to impact the future and beyond. His death has saddened people worldwide most who have created meaningful and powerful tributes to the man, his work and his influence on society. Stephen Hawking will be remembered for many things he accomplished throughout his lifetime but his quotes will live on in the hearts of everyone forever.

Here are the 15 greatest Stephen Hawking quotes:

  1. “Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”
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A Day With "Uncle Bobby" Unser at the 102nd Indy 500

Posted by lenny simone on May 26, 2018. 0 Comments

A Typical Day At KD Smart Chair

Our day started like any other day at the KD Smart Chair office, fielding calls and communications from clients to help those in need. I received a call from a gentleman asking general information questions about our wheelchair.  This is something we address daily and was not out of the ordinary.

As the conversation became more personal, the gentleman stated that his friend has an extremely chaotic schedule and was seeking more mobility while being celebrated at an "event". What happened next was certainly a new experience that we will never forget.

Uncle Bobby

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Uncle Bobby Unser using his KD Smart Chair. 

The Gentleman's friend is Racing Champion and Legend "Uncle" Bobby Unser.

  • Three-Time Indianapolis 500 Winner 1968, 1975, 1981
  • Two Time Indy Car Champion 1968,...
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New Emojis Representing Users with Disabilities Proposed by Apple

Posted by KD Smart Chair on March 26, 2018. 0 Comments

Apple has proposed new design emojis that represent individuals with disabilities.  The emojis that are approved during this meeting will appear when Emoji 12.0 is released during the second half of 2019. Emojis originally was just a cute niche used as an accessory for text messages, but it has now evolved into a meaningful form of communication. Pre-emoji texts were often taken out of context by the reader. How many times have you texted a friend with the intention of being funny, and they reacted harshly? Emojis have gone far beyond the standard punctuation of exclamation marks. 

Emojis are often used at the end of sentences and paragraphs to assure the correct emotion is being expressed and received. These days, some people are capable of communicating with emojis alone, assuming the receiver is able to decode the meaning.

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The Guide to Spring Break for Wheelchair Users

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on February 06, 2018. 0 Comments

Spring break! Students in the United States study hard all semester and look forward to resting their minds during spring break. Escaping to beautiful destinations is common. Students who are wheelchair users often get left behind because of obstacles that prevent them from following the crowd to specific destinations. Wheelchair users don’t have to be left behind anymore. The following information will help guide you in planning the best spring break you ever experienced.

Choose a Destination

Research destinations you would like to visit for spring break. Most students choose beach resort destinations in Florida and Mexico, but you don’t have to limit yourself to those areas. Once you choose a destination, research accommodations in that city. Accessibility to hotels, restaurants, and public transportation is required.


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Helpful Resources for Senior Citizens and the Aging

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on July 10, 2017. 0 Comments

Becoming old and aging is a part of life that nobody can avoid. However, it is important to remember there are resources available to help target almost any obstacles for seniors, baby boomers and the aging in the America.

Quick Stats about Senior Citizens, Baby Boomers and The Aging Americans

46.2 million

The number of people who were 65 and older in the United States on July 1, 2014. This group accounted for 14.5 percent of the total population. The 65 and older population grew from 44.7 million in 2013.
Source: 2014 Population Estimates
Source: Census.gov

 

98.2 million

Projected population of people 65 and older in 2060. People in this age group would comprise nearly one in four U.S. residents at that time. Of this number, 19.7 million would be 85 or older.
Source: 2014 National Population Projections, Census.gov

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Disability in America [Statistics]

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on July 10, 2017. 0 Comments

The Annual Disability Status Reports provide policy makers, disability advocates, reporters, and the public with a summary of the most recent demographic and economic statistics on the non-institutionalized population with disabilities. They contain information on the population size and disability prevalence for various demographic subpopulations, as well as statistics related to employment, earnings, household income, veterans' service-connected disability and health insurance. Comparisons are made to people without disabilities and across disability types. 

Disability Numbers in the United States

These statistics indicate the social and economic status of non-institutionalized people with disabilities in the United States, using data from the 2015 American Community Survey (ACS).

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