6 Awesome Creative Solutions for Wheelchair Users

From video game controllers to easy-entry sneakers, wheelchair users have a lot more access to new ideas. Above is an amphibious all-terrain vehicle.

Many wheelchair users face multiple challenges to perform everyday tasks. That’s why we love hearing about people coming together and getting creative to find a solution. You won’t believe these amazing adaptions that solve problems wheelchair users face.

PlayStation Controller

Peter is a New Jersey resident with cerebral palsy. He wrote to Sony complaining about his PlayStation touch-pad interfering with his gaming experience. Alex, a Sony employee, wrote back promising a solution. He put in about 10 hours of work to create a custom controller with a second button that rerouted the touch-pad’s functions. Now, Peter can play and enjoy his games without interference.

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MobilityWorks Adds Five New Showrooms With Carolina Mobility Acquisition

We are happy to announce the addition of five new locations to our  list of service centers with the addition of Carolina Mobility Sales, also known as Achieve Mobility and Savannah Mobility Sales. The new van showrooms are located in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, bringing the total number of consumer locations to 61 across 22 states. We will now be able to help individuals and businesses in the major metro areas of Tallahassee FL, Savannah GA, Charlotte NC, Columbia SC, and Greenville SC.

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Massachusetts Couple Enjoys Coffee Dates and Travelling

Craig, along with his wife Kim, can enjoy coffee dates again thanks to their new MobilityWorks wheelchair van.

Craig and his wife Kim love travelling and spending time with their family. Of all their activities, one of their favorite things to do is to grab a cup of coffee.

“We love our Dunkin’ Donuts!” Kim said.

In order to make those coffee runs together, Craig and Kim needed a new reliable wheelchair accessible vehicle. Certified Mobility Consultant Bob in our North Attleboro location was happy to guide the couple as they searched for the perfect van.

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HelpHOPELive Gives Hope to Woman Needing Wheelchair Accessible Transportation

Scarlett-Chandler

Scarlett Chandler of Huntsville Alabama is like most 30-year-olds. She enjoys being independent, loves going to Nashville TN, and is trying to buy a car. The only difference is that Scarlett uses a wheelchair for her mobility. She was born with Spina Bifida and has been in a wheelchair her entire life.

“My parents never made me feel like I was different than any other child,” Scarlett said. “They said that I just needed wheels to get around.”

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Join MobilityWorks at the NY Metro Abilities Expo April 29-May 1

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Stop by MobilityWorks booth 1013 to see how we can help you find the best solution for your travel needs.

MobilityWorks will be exhibiting at the 2016 NY Metro Abilities Expo Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1 at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center.

Exhibit hours are from 11 AM to 5 PM Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM Saturday and 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Admission is free and all are welcome to the event!

The NY Metro Abilities Expo will feature the latest technology, informative workshops, demonstrations and more. Families, caregivers, professionals and seniors will enjoy the wide range of products and services for the disability community. The expo offers three days of resources and opportunities that you may not even know exist.

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