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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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Yoga Positions for Wheelchair Users

Yoga Positions for Wheelchair Users

18/09/2018

Yoga is a spiritual and physical discipline celebrated for its positive influence over health, pain relief, and relaxation. Practicing yoga is beneficial for people of all abilities, body types, and fitness levels. It is credited for reducing aches and pains, and promoting general wellbeing and positive mental health.

Yoga is a very adaptable exercise, and can be easily practiced from a seated position or otherwise modified to your needs. Because of this, it is highly suitable for wheelchair users and other people with disabilities. There are numerous adapted yoga positions which can be incorporated into the physical therapy or exercise routines of people with disabilities.

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YouTubers Who Are Changing the Conversation About Disability

YouTubers Who Are Changing the Conversation About Disability

22/08/2018

Since its conception in early 2005, YouTube has been pushing the limits of conventional media and handing the proverbial microphone to grassroots creators around the globe. What was once a humble sharing platform for home videos and movie trailers has now given way to a world-stage for passionate people to document their experience of life.

YouTube is also a space for activism, education, and social connection. Entire micro-communities can, and often do, blossom in the comments section of a video, and viewers often credit content creators for making them feel less alone in their experiences.

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The Benefits of a Seat Elevation System

The Benefits of a Seat Elevation System

10/07/2018

Seat elevation is a key accessibility element for power wheelchairs, but it is often forsaken in the design process. Although it is widely viewed as a luxury add-on, vertical elevation has a huge potential to increase users’ independence and quality of life.

However, this type of design innovation also presents an abundance of customization options, so it is vital that potential buyers select a seat elevation system which meets their specific needs.

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Competitive Wheelchair Tennis in Australia

Competitive Wheelchair Tennis in Australia

4/07/2018

Tennis is a beloved sport in Australia, both as a hobby and on the professional circuit. Our prestigious national competitions, such as the Australian Open, draw crowds of avid tennis enthusiasts and casual fans alike to celebrate the successes of the Australian sporting community.

According to Tennis Australia, athletes are allowed two bounces of the ball, but otherwise, the game remains much the same as its non-adapted counterpart. The vast majority of our national tennis competitions now include adapted categories, but there is also an entire wheelchair tennis circuit of its own in Australia.

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