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15 Things to Never Say to a Person in a Wheelchair

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on February 18, 2015. 0 Comments

It is well-known worldwide that wheelchair users want to be treated like everyone else. Special treatment and sorrowful looks are not usually what wheelchair people want to deal with. While some non-wheelchair users may find themselves trying to help by offering assistance or trying to say something to help the wheelchair user feel better, it can be disastrous if the wrong thing is said. You should keep some things in mind the next time you confront a wheelchair user to avoid any awkwardness or offending them in any way. Here are fifteen things you should never say to a person in a wheelchair.

1. “I’m in a rush, I only parked there for a few minutes.”

This is something that is said to wheelchair users who are waiting for a parking space and...

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Valentine’s Day Tips for Wheelchair Users

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on February 10, 2015. 0 Comments

The most romantic and loving holiday of the year is Valentine’s Day and it is right around the corner. Whether you will be spending it with your long-time love or a special someone you just met, the day should be memorable. While some wheelchair users may already have dates, others may be searching to meet someone special to spend Valentine’s with and possibly beyond. The following tips for wheelchair users will guide you on your journey to fulfilling your Valentine’s Day wishes.

Steps to Finding Love for Wheelchair Users

Searching for love can seem overwhelming, especially if you feel rushed to have a date for Valentine’s Day. However, it is possible and there are a few steps that will help you achieve your goal of spending Valentine’s Day with a special someone.

  • Ask Out Your Crush – Do you already have someone in your life...
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Wheelchair Facts, Numbers and Figures [Infographic]

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on January 29, 2015. 0 Comments

KD Smart Chair recently released an infographic that visualizes the facts, numbers and figures about the wheelchair industry. The infographic provides current information and future statistics about historical facts, top wheelchair accessible countries, best cities to live in or visit for wheelchair users, current wheelchair industry market outlook and much more. 

Historical Facts

  • 1869 was the year when the first wheelchair patent was issued in the United States.
  • In 1933 mechanical engineers Herbert Everest and Harry Jennings invented the first steel, lightweight, collapsible wheelchair.
  • 1933-1945 United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used a wheelchair in everyday life.

Top 5 Wheelchair Accessible Countries to Travel to:

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • New Zealand

Top 5 Cities in the United States for Wheelchair Living:

  • Seattle, Washington
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Denver, Colorado
  • ...
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New Year’s Resolutions for Disabled People in Wheelchairs

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on January 11, 2015. 0 Comments

The New Year is finally here and it’s time for a fresh start. Leave your worries, stresses and fears behind of being held in a wheelchair and make this year your best ever! Begin 2015 by making changes, improvements and getting out of your comfort zone. It’s not too late, make your New Year’s resolutions today to create an exciting and amazing year for you even if you are using your wheelchair to move around! There are a variety of intriguing things that disabled people in wheelchairs may want to consider adding to their New Year’s resolution list.

  • Exercise – Make exercising part of your daily routine. There are strength building exercises you can do with weights while being seated in your wheelchair that can help you build muscle. Exercise doesn’t have to be boring. If you feel like you are going to be extremely bored lifting weights try...
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Top 5 Reasons Why Wheelchairs Make a Great Gift this Holiday Season

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on December 18, 2014. 0 Comments

The holiday season is filled with excitement and the joy of gift giving. Those of you who have a family member or friend that is in need of a wheelchair might be thinking that this is the best gift of all, and you are right! Wheelchairs provide the user with a variety of benefits and here are the top five reasons why wheelchairs make a great gift this holiday season.

  • Mobility – Your loved one who needs either their first wheelchair or a new one most-likely has been experiencing limitations in their daily life. Gifting a wheelchair will allow them to gain back their mobility. This means they will be able to go shopping, visit malls, parks, movie theatres, friends and much more.
  • Restored Self-Esteem – Due to gaining their mobility and independence back, your loved one...
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Top 7 Winter Safety Tips for People in Wheelchairs

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on December 16, 2014. 0 Comments

Winter has arrived and brought along cold weather, snowy days and icy sidewalks. These conditions can be dangerous for anyone, but especially for those who have physical challenges. There are several winter safety tips that everyone who is in a wheelchair and their caregivers should keep in mind during the cold winter months.

  • Prepare Ahead of Time – Many wheelchair users transport themselves with their own mobility vehicles. If you are one of these drivers, you will want to prepare your vehicle to handle harsh weather conditions that snow storms bring to the streets. Make sure your vehicle has snow tires and is in proper working condition before the winter season arrives.
  • Create a Home Emergency Kit – Create your very own at home emergency kit. Pack bottled water, blankets, socks, two fully-charged batteries for your wheelchair,...
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Top 15 Halloween Wheelchair Costumes Decorations

Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on October 13, 2014. 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again when the weather is cooling down from those hot summer months and the first exciting holiday of the season is about to arrive. It’s Halloween! Adults and children alike enjoy creating unique costumes every year. Put your arts and craft skills to work and start creating your amazing homemade Halloween costume decoration for your wheelchair. Below are our top 15 favorites Halloween wheelchair costumes decorations that you might want to consider for you or your loved ones this year!

1. Construction Worker

    (Photo credit: themclellands.blogspot.it)

    If you or your child enjoy the exciting world of construction equipment, you will adore this great Halloween decoration wheelchair costume. You just need some yellow paint, poster board, glue and tape for this fun costume. Paint the poster board construction color yellow, allow it to dry completely and carefully cut the pieces and adhere them together with...

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    5 Benefits Wheelchairs Provide to Seniors

    Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on September 29, 2014. 0 Comments

    Some senior citizens come to a point in their life when they realize they may need help walking. Assistance can be due to old injuries flaring up, arthritis, hip problems, parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and many other issues. While the realization that you need help to walk may be a difficult fact to accept, but there is a bright side to the situation. There are many benefits that wheelchairs provide to senior citizens.

    • Mobility – Chances are over a span of years, your mobility has become increasingly affected and your activities have lessened, resulting in a lifestyle that is mainly spent indoors. Wheelchairs provide you freedom to move around as you wish. Most wheelchairs are designed to fit into small, tight spaces. This allows you to move within your home easily giving you a more comfortable and active lifestyle.
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    KD Smart Chair is giving a free chair to Kanye West’s ashamed concert fan

    Posted by ROLAND REZNIK on September 18, 2014. 0 Comments

    Kanye West’s controversial remarks towards a wheelchair bound fan at his concert at the Sydney Credit Union Arena, has captured worldwide attention and criticism. KD Smart Chair, USA based wheelchair company would like to offer a complimentary electric wheelchair to the ashamed fan that was singled out at the Kanye West concert in Sydney Australia. While the fan has remained anonymous, people at KD Smart Chair are hoping the fan will accept their gesture of goodwill and accept the gift. The KD Smart Chair weighs only 50 pounds, folds in seconds and offers comfortable seating.

    While Kanye is known for his rants and at times, shocking behavior, what happened at the concert has many fans and others disappointed. There is now video evidence of the incident of Kanye singling out a wheelchair bound fan circulating online. The video shows Kanye West...

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