Nowadays, it seems like you can find a cellphone app for just about anything. While some are designed purely for entertainment, there are many apps out there with the sole purpose of making life easier for wheelchair users. From locating accessible parking to finding an exercise routine geared toward your abilities, we’ve compiled a list of useful (and free) mobile apps that you’re sure to love!
WheelMate is a navigation app that helps wheelchair users locate their nearest accessible restrooms and parking spaces. Users can even add their own reviews to the map’s growing list of locations or rate locations added by other people. With over 35,000 locations logged across 45 countries, WheelMate is the perfect way to share tips with other wheelchair users in your community while finding the access you need!
Aiming beyond accessible basics like parking, iAccess Life is designed to find accessible attractions and establishments near you. Users can rate, review and learn more about specific places based on their abilities. After creating a profile where users can select their accessibility needs, they will receive tailored recommendations and have the ability to save favorite locations.
Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, this workout app tracks the progress of your wheelchair workouts. Users can customize their heart rate settings, track pushes, calories, and more! The app also has the ability to set daily and weekly goals to keep you motivated, along with workout summaries available via email.
Get the app through the Apple App Store.
Developed in part by the United Spinal Association, My Wheelchair Guide is an educational app that guides wheelchair users through wheelchair selection, delivery, and maintenance. The app includes resources like self-assessment and maintenance checklists, wheelchair skills videos, illustrations on wheelchair types, and more.
IFTTT (If This Then That) is an app designed to integrate your other phone apps and devices in a way that allows them to work together automatically. For example, you can program the app to automatically turn your lights on at sunset, or for those who are hard of hearing, you can have your lights blink when someone rings your doorbell. The possibilities are endless!
Did you know that we have our very own MobilityWorks mobile app? You can use it to browse inventory, find your closest showroom location, keep up with new announcements, and more! The app is free to download and features an easy-to-navigate platform. It’s another way we’re helping you connect with what matters!
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