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Accessible Activities for Children with Disabilities

Accessible Activities for Children with Disabilities

27/09/2018

An adventurous heart and playful soul are the core elements of being a child. Having a disability should never preclude going on an adventure, but it may need to be adapted slightly in order to include your child’s wheelchair as well. For children, an important part of their learning and development is to play and bond with family and friends through exciting activities and quality time spent together.

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Trips for people with disabilities around Australia

Trips for people with disabilities around Australia

31/10/2017

Everyone has the desire of exploring the natural wonders and beautiful sites spread around the world. However, most of these destinations are not accessible. Nonetheless, Australia has made great strides to create barrier-free travel for people with disabilities. The country offers a wide variety of wheelchair-friendly holiday destinations, accommodations, and tours.

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How to Get Outside and Kick-Start an Active Lifestyle

How to Get Outside and Kick-Start an Active Lifestyle

13/09/2017

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle can be a challenging task, especially for people with disabilities. There are so many physical and mental benefits that you can gain from maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Becoming more active and involved in social group events will positively impact your mental health and improve your social wellbeing. Joining a social group might be an intimidating thought but there are so many activities you can become involved in with people who have similar interests!

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Guide to Accessible Beaches in Australia

Guide to Accessible Beaches in Australia

19/07/2017

An accessible beach should provide easier access to the beach for people with disabilities so that anyone can enjoy the beach. There are an increasing amount of beaches in Australia that are becoming accessible for people with disabilities. These beaches have some key features that make them more accessible and encourage people with disabilities to go to the beach which include accessible facilities, transport and infrastructure.  

Apart from people with disabilities being in a position to enjoy the beach access, they should be able to get to the beach and water with ease. This article presents a guide to accessible beaches in Australia with special attention to the elements that make a beach accessible.

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4 Factors Influencing Your Mobility in a Wheelchair

4 Factors Influencing Your Mobility in a Wheelchair

3/07/2017

The manoeuvrability of a wheelchair is dependent upon a variety of mechanical and personal factors. Your weight and the design of your wheelchair are two of the most important aspects of your mobility, heavily affecting your wheelchair’s speed and manoeuvrability. For instance, a wheelchair’s resistance and bearing are influenced by the friction between the wheel and ground.

Another important feature that affects a person’s mobility is the biomechanics of the wheelchair and user. To optimise biomechanical factors, you’ll have to account for the effects of your weight and body shape upon the position and size of the wheels, angle of the wheelchair’s axles and the distance between the front and rear axles. By considering these different factors, you’ll be far more equipped when it comes to choosing your wheelchair and successfully overcoming any mobility problems.  

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