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Wheelchair Pushing Gloves for the Disabled

11th March 2009

Whether you need gloves for pushing your chair in doors our outside, we have a great selection for you at an affordable price. To see our complete selection please click here...   ...
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Holidays for the disabled Nr. Wells in Somerset

11th March 2009

This delightful Award Winning barn conversion, adjacent to the farmhouse, offers the choice of self-catering accommodation or bed and breakfast. Attractive beamed lounge, with inglenook fireplace and log burner, has a colour TV and DVD.All bedrooms have colour TV's DVD and hairdryers. Two extra folding beds are also available. Smoke and fire detectors are installed, along with a 'Help-Call' system. The ground floor bedroom and bathroom has been carefully designed to allow turning space for wheelchairs and has wide door ways, and a large en-suite with wheel in power shower, two lever-tap basins (one roll-under)....
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Fully Equipped Accommodation in Denia, Costa Blanca, Spain for the Disabled

11th March 2009

The old saying that ‘it takes one to know one’ which couldn’t be a truer statement associated to this accessible villa.   The accommodation owner who designed this property is a high dependency quadriplegic. This villa is suitable for disabled people with medium to high dependency needs. Affinitydesign (Denia) is fully equipped with a track hoist, mobile hoist, pool hoist, shower chairs, electric profiling beds, remote controlled air conditioning and radiators. In addition, it’s one of the few places available that is situated in a completely flat/level location.   Denia itself benefits from being halfway between Alicante and Valencia airport and is approximately one hour away from each. Airport transfers can be arranged with a loc...
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Accessible Coach Holidays for the disabled

9th March 2009

A CHARITY has unveiled a part-coach, part-ambulance vehicle known as a Jumbulance, which will take seriously ill and disabled people across Europe on holiday. The custom-built, left-hand drive vehicle cost £350,000, which was raised through fundraising events, donations and legacies on behalf of the Jumbulance Trust. On one side of the vehicle are 18 fixed seats, while across the aisle is space for adjustable trolley beds or wheelchairs. The Jumbulance, one of four operated by the charity, also has a wide platform for easy access, a mobile hoist, and medical equipment including a heart start, suction units and oxygen. Doctors, nurses and carers who travel on the bus pay their own fares, while those of the passengers are either paid for them or heavily subsidised. Kat...
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Wheelchair accessible fishing in France

25th February 2009

The fishing at Oak Cottage is mainly carp weighing up to 25lb With some silver fish, Perch, Black Bass, and Catfish. The Catfish were put in two years a go but have never been caught. The owner is offering a £50 reward for the first Catfish caught and photographed at Oak Cottage Lake. There are loads of small carp to keep the kids happy as long as they are supervised and never left alone on the lake side. The private lake has no set pegs laid out, residents can fish anywhere. Occasionally you'll see Deer and fawns visiting the lake for a drink. There are many birds to watch like Buzzards, Falcons, Cuckoos and Herons so take some binoculars. There are also some coypew on the lake and the frogs in breeding season can be quite rowdy. The carp can be caught on any good fishmeal boilies ...
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Wheelchair accessible holidays in Snowdonia, North Wales

25th February 2009

Glan-y-Borth Holiday Village is run by the Sudbury family.  It has all the facilities you expect - and more - for an ideal "get away from it all" weekend or for a family holiday. We have something to offer visitors of all ages, from grandad to tiny tots, with our gardens, safe playing area, floodlit covered barbecue area, and disabled accommodation. The Holiday Village is situated on the edge of the famous Snowdonia National Park.  The Conwy River, known as the "silver thread", quietly meanders its way to the sea, whilst the wooded hills shelter the valley, and in the distance the craggy peaks of the mountains entice the more adventurous climber and walker.  The Conwy Valley offers ...
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BBNAV -Blue Badge Satellite Navigation Solution for disabled drivers

24th February 2009

BBNav is the first dedicated Blue Badge sat-nav solution specifically designed to support disabled drivers and those caring for the disabled, such as their families or carers. BBNav includes all of the features found on a standard sat-nav but has been enhanced to provide detailed information to support Blue Badge holders including: • On-street disabled parking bays • Disabled accessible car parks • Local council Blue Badge parking concessions • Points of interest to support people with   disabilities including:     - Radar toilets     - Accessible accommodation     - Accessible beaches     - Shomobility centers Call 01772 814555 for further details - First 10 callers get Free Postage use reference bbnav1&...
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Magic Wheels - NuDrive technology propelling wheelchair Users

23rd February 2009

NuDrive is the innovative new propulsion accessory for manual wheelchairs, providing more independence and improving physical well-being. Transform your wheels today at a price you can afford! Simply Click-on and Click-off technology.  It's not a permanent feature but there when you need it. The NuDrive presently fits 24" & 25" Wheels and mostly suitable for wheelchair users that have grip in both hands.  We're looking to develop an additional grip mechanism in the near future to assist people with little or no grip in their hands to use the NuDrive. Promotional film and a testimony from Hilda: 1. Day in London  2. Hilda aged 94! ...
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Wheelchair accessible accommodation for D-Day commemorations in Normandy

23rd February 2009

65th anniversary of D-Day Calendar of the D-Day commemorations in Normandy In a few months, the celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the Normandy landings will take place. To identify the various activities planned as part of the commemorations (remembrance ceremonies, conferences, ...), the DDay-Overlord.com website created this page so that you can view and propose events. Ceremonies schedule of the 65th anniversary of D-Day This program is subject to change. For more information, thank you for consulting the mayors of towns and villages concerned by these ceremonies.    ...
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Holiday in the sun for wheelchair users

20th February 2009

I want to tell you about my holiday apartment, which is situated in the select low rise location of Cabo Roig on the sunny Costa Blanca. The apartment known as Hacienda-el-Miguel gives you self catering freedom from hotel timetables, sleeps four adults and two children maximum, though I recommend no more than 2 wheelchairs at a time and is available at a price to suit most pockets. The Living area: Level floor, no obstructions for wheelchair sliding doors and bathroom door, level front door to ballcony and ramp access to patio and pool. Leading off on the right is the hallway, giving access to both the twin single and double bedrooms, and the floor level shower room with fitted Clos-o-Mat wash-blow dry loo and shower chair. Both bedrooms are fitted with bed head grabrails (also ...
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Accessible Accommodation for Wheelchair users in Bideford, Devon

20th February 2009

The Buckland Brewer is a great complex of accessible accommodation for the disabled in Bideford, Devon.  There is lots of choice for places to visit: Bideford – ancient port town with picturesque tree lined quay: Torrington - market town with traditional shops, Rosemoor garden, Dartington glass, 1646: An infinite variety of country villages, local pubs producing good food: the North Devon coastline – sandy beaches, picturesque bays: Westward Ho! and Clovelly: the Tarka Trail is accessible for wheelchairs; theme parks and beaches for the children. Our disabled guests and their families have been very pleased with the high standard of facilities and accommodation provided at West Hele ‘home from home’ is a common theme in the Visitors Book. – you can all be confident...
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Wheelchair accessible accommodation in Skegness

19th February 2009

Skegness like Lincolnshire is known for being flat and Skegness is no exception making it the ideal seaside resort for anyone with walking difficulities. Skegness has two disabled shops in the town centre that hire and sell disabled equipment so that if you wish to hire a scooter for your holiday we can arrange this for you and have it at the hotel ready for your arrival. Clarendon Lodge offers superb accommodation for disabled people. We have two ground floor rooms that are ideal for people with limited mobility and a further three rooms that are easily accessible for wheelchair users, with full en-suite wet rooms and shower chairs are provided. The bedrooms are large enough for people that need to use their own hoists.   Please do not hesitate to conta...
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Holidays for the Disabled in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire

19th February 2009

We personally understand the difficulty of finding suitable, good, friendly accommodation for a holiday with a disabled relative or friend and perhaps a much loved or needed canine companion. Homefield provides thehigh standard that we would want and that you need.  A holiday is so much more than just accessibility and we are able to provide a wide range of specialist equipment incl. a mobile hoist, qualified care subject to prior arrangement, shopping and transport if necessary. Our website gives extensive information and photographs, we hope we have covered all queries, but are readily available to assist before or during your stay as required. It is our desire to ensure that you have the holiday you require and deserve. We know people want a homely base with wheelc...
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Disabled travellers concerned about lack of information from agents

19th February 2009

A survey conducted by ­Accessible Travel and Leisure of 500 clients or prospective clients who have reduced mobility, or would be travelling with someone with reduced mobility, revealed 91% said accessibility of the accommodation and facilities was very important or important. However, respondents were concerned about the lack of information provided. Many had arrived at resort on previous holidays to find they could not access a hotel, use transport to a resort or even use a toilet. Airlines were highlighted as the "weakest link in the chain" according to ATL managing director Andy Wright. He said that airlines are a "law unto themselves" because they are ­exempt from the Disability Discrimination Act. Problems including embarkation/disembarkation, app...
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Holidays for the Disabled

19th February 2009

Holidays for the disabled have in the past been a real challenge.  Whether it's a short break or a long stay, we should all be able to book a room and be given the option to request an accessible room with a level access shower. 10 years ago, there was nothing available except respite centre’s.  Today in 2009 we do have 100's of options, OK there is still away to go, but we can defiantly see a move in the right direction.  We at accessatlast.com pride ourselves on the fact that we're the only website that promotes accommodation that offer at least 1 level access shower. Try our advanced search filter to find specific requirements like, hoist, shower chair or pool hoist options by Country, Region or even by City.  ...
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Wheelchair Accessible Holidays in Brittany, France for disabled

18th February 2009

Welcome to our wheelchair accessible holiday complex, we’ve converted an old Cotton Mill located in Brittany, France on the banks of the River Jaudy in La Roche Derrien . Offering a unique, specialised service. We understand the difficulty in finding good accommodation with the right access in France.  Hence, our accommodation endeavours to meet the high standards you need. We feel that going on holiday is not just a case of accessibility; there are other considerations like mobility equipment, support / care services and transport that we’re able to assist you with. Our website  has photographic and dimensional information to assist you make a informed decision before you book with us, consequently giving you peace of mind before you set of...
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Siobhan makes history on the catwalk

17th February 2009

Siobhan Brindley-Lewis is a beauty queen with a difference – she is deaf. Jane Tyler of the Birmingham Post tells her remarkable story. It’s a hard life being a beauty queen. You can’t risk putting on an ounce, live in fear of one dimple of cellulite appearing, spend a fortune on spray tans and single-handedly keep your hairdresser in business. But if you’re disabled then life on the catwalk is doubly hard as Birmingham beauty queen Siobhan Brindley-Lewis can testify. Siobhan, aged 22, is profoundly deaf and in May will make history when she sashays down the catwalk of Birmingham’s International Convention Centre. She is the first deaf woman to win a place in the finals of a mainstream British beauty contest. Siobhan, from Quinton, will be competing in Miss Universe...
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The Oxford Advance Electric Portable Lightweight Hoist review

16th February 2009

The Oxford Advance is a substantial piece of equipment as is evident when putting together and taking apart the hoist.  The hoist locks together with confident fittings.  Operation is very smooth and very quiet; a funky adapter enables the controller to fit securely to the handle.   Storage is easy;the Oxford Advance’s dimensions in the folded position are 117cm High, 55cmWide, and 53cm Deep. The wheels fold under base to create a secure base to sitthe hoist in the upright position. Manoeuvring the Oxford Advance is easy as the Base wheels rotate through 360 degrees and it has a brake mechanism on each wheel, which can be turned on or off by a flick ofthe shoe. What comes in the box? The hoist, battery, battery charger, controller cables, power cables, user manua...
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Accessible holidays in Lanzarote, Spain with pool hoist

15th February 2009

The Nautillus Bungalows in Lanzarote,Spain are installing a pool hoist in June '09 to enable their disabled customers to have access to the pool.  Isabel Calvo of Solaccess was instrumental in getting this hoist installed.  Only through the business generated by accessatlast.com and Solaccess was this possible. Stephen Pritchard MD of accessatlast limited says "This is a great achievement for Isabel and I. We both share the vision to make life accessible for all our customers and to get this hoist installed is yet another step in the right direction; we're delighted". ...
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Disabled war veterans are to be offered free holidays by Vitalise

12th February 2009

Disabled war veterans are to be offered free holidays after a charity joined forces with the Royal British Legion. Vitalise, a disability charity, is inviting all who have sustained physical disabilities while serving in the British armed forces to claim a free seaside holiday, along with a guest. Vitalise has reserved more than 70 places at two holiday centres in April 2009. The free holidays on offer are in Southport, from April 4 to April 11, and Netley, from April 18 to April 25. Both holiday centres are purpose-built, and there are trained staff on call 24 hours a day. Jonathan Powell, Vitalise chief executive, said: 'We are delighted to be able to offer a free holiday to our heroes from three branches of the armed forces, who over the years have served their country in conflicts...
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Wheelchair Accessible Holidays in Torquay for disabled

10th February 2009

In October 2004, the current owners, John & Lynda, purchased CROWN LODGE, a reasonable bed & breakfast, amongst the hundreds of similar B&B’s in Torquay, Torbay, Devon. At first they concentrated on improving the guest accommodation to its maximum potential and achieved 4 stars under both the Visit Britain and the AA quality assurance schemes. Then, after listening to their son-in-law; a wheelchair user after a motorbike accident some 12 years earlier and his plight in trying to find suitable holiday accommodation, they decided to make CROWN LODGE what it is today; the only accessible alternative in Torquay. Crown Lodge is still the ONLY Guest Accommodation in Torquay which has a level access shower and grading under the National Accessible Scheme. M3i was awarded due to...
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Diving for the disabled in Lanzarote - Get your PADI

7th February 2009

Lanzarote Diving - Atlantida Dive Centre - Canary Islands Atlantida Dive Centre in Lanzarote is a leading instructor for all types of scuba diving on the island and for Disabled Students. Our web site provides lots of information about the island of Lanzarote including excursions as a benefit to our visitors and people enjoying the unique environment that is Lanzarote or for our local customers for updates on what's available. Don't settle for a good dive, have a GREAT dive with Atlantida! Where can you go that offers you a different approach to Diving in Lanzarote who are adding new and different dive sites all the time to enhance your Diving experience? If so come and dive with us! We cater for all skill levels, from the complete beginner to the experienced divers, any si...
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Accessatlast works for its advertisers

5th February 2009

Thank you for the customers.  The "accessatlast" web site has been very good to us.  Being a new start up business it is difficult to attract new customers in the accessibility market as most guests requiring accessible accommodation are loyal customers and if the holiday destination suits them they will return year on year. So "accessatlast" attracts accessible holiday makers that do not normally go away on holiday. These "first holiday" visitors have helped us build up a customer base so hopefully they will return year on year. Molly. ...
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Only 161 complaints over accessible travel in wake of EU regulations

5th February 2009

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has received just 161 calls about accessible travel since EU regulations were introduced in July 2008 to protect the rights of disabled people when travelling by air. The EHRC said the figures represent first-time callers ringing its helpline who were concerned about airlines not providing help with issues such as seating or assistance at the point of arrival. The concern is that many of the 8.5 million disabled people in the UK are avoiding travelling by air or are not complaining out of embarrassment. Some industry figures believe the relatively low number of calls may not necessarily be an indication of the success of The Rights of Disabled Persons and Persons with Reduced Mobility when Travelling by Air regulations. Leonard Che...
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Exciting New Development for the Joey Dunlop Foundation

20th January 2009

The Joey Dunlop Foundation (Isle of Man Registered Charity) has spent many years looking to fulfill the Foundation’s aim of providing fi rst class and much needed disabled holiday accommodation and respite care in the Isle of Man. To date, over £500,000 has been raised thanks to the tireless efforts of the Foundation’s many volunteer fundraisers and the financial commitment of loyal supporters and friends who have backed the Foundation over the last 8 years. Many obstacles have had to be overcome, but the Foundation is nowextremely optimistic that its determination and all the hard work are about to be rewarded. Following lengthy discussions with various departments of the Isle of Man Government, the Foundation is extremely pleased to announce the acquisition, (subject to contract)...
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