Since the first model was invented over 40 years ago, mobility scooters have offered freedom and independence to millions of people all across the world. With so many models available on the market, however, choosing the right model can be a daunting task. Where on earth do you begin?
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We have already seen the remarkable stride forward in driver-less vehicles with the invention of the iconic Google driver-less car, so we can all pretty much expect to see our roads transformed over the next 50 years where driver-less technology will probably take over city taxi services. We already have driver-less trains in some part of the world, and plans are going ahead to have these on the underground in London very soon, so it will only be a matter of time before it will be commonplace on our roads... Read More
The Nuremberg toy fair will be a memorable one this year because the LEGO company revealed a wheelchair-using Lego figurine, complete with helper dog, for the first time in their history, following the #ToyLikeMe equality campaign.
A charity has spoken out about many disabled wheelchair users struggling to board buses and being left behind at bus stops. The Leonard Cheshire Disability charity conducted a survey amongst 179 wheelchair users and found that most had said they had been either turned away when buses are busy, or had been refused a space on a bus.
With an ageing population on the rise, the demand for mobility scooters is also growing. However, a recent news feature said this is being seen by some retailers as an opportunity to take advantage of pensioners looking for new mobility scooters. Prices for mobility scooters are reaching an all time high at £6,800 with some retailers, but are these high prices really justified?
A paralyzed designer has created comfortable and stylish jeans specifically for women who use wheelchairs. When you think about it, most of our clothing is made around a standard design without much consideration for the needs of people with disabilities. This is now set to change because of the influence of a lady called Heidi McKenzie, a T4 paraplegic who has designed a whole new jeans collection canned Alter Ur Ego, which have been created with people who use wheelchairs in mind.
Despite the difficulties experienced by some mobility scooter users while trying to use the nations network train services, other public transport sectors are looking to improve their service for passengers with disabilities. For the first time ever, mobility scooter users are going to be able to travel aboard buses and trams as part of a new trial being introduced by transport bosses.
Mobility scooters were making news headlines recently in Scotland, when a disabled lady was turned away from a train because of her mobility scooter.
A new travel scheme to help disabled people get around London has been launched. The Turn Up and Go scheme is a six-month trial that has seen 30 stations across London team up to make it more convenient for people using mobility scooters to travel in the capital.
Some British news outlets have raised concerns over the possibility that mobility scooters and other small, motorised vehicles (including golf buggies), will have to be insured. The concerns stem from a recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union.