With summer almost upon us, more and more people are planning trips to the beach. It seems just about everyone loves to visit the ocean — people who use wheelchairs are no different. In the past, a traditional wheelchair has been an obstacle to beach going. But thanks to today’s “beach wheelchairs,” those who have mobility-related disabilities can be the first ones in the sun.
What is a beach wheelchair?
A beach wheelchair is a wheelchair especially designed for beach use. Creators of beach wheelchairs saw an obvious need that people with mobility-related disabilities had and fulfilled it. Today, many people use beach wheelchairs in the summer.
What are some benefits of a beach wheelchair?
A beach wheelchair has the ability to…
– Float as well as wheel
– Support up to 550 pounds
– Give people with disabilities the opportunities to take part in all aspects of family vacations and summer fun
– Give users a new sense of freedom of mobility
Would you like to purchase a beach wheelchair?
If so, you can find them on the following sites:
If you are not able to afford to buy a sometimes-expensive beach wheelchair, you may be able to rent one.
Looking for a beach in Canada that is wheelchair-accessible?
If so, you might want to take a summer trip to Prince Edward Island. PEI National Park recently added a $500,000 pedestrian ramp to Brackley Beach. Unfortunately, national park beaches are not required to be wheelchair-accessible. That’s what sets Prince Edward Island National Park apart.
Beach wheelchairs are also able to be used at the PEI National Park. The best news is, they are free!
Are you strapped for cash? Would you really like to try out a beach wheelchair? If so, Prince Edward Island would be a great summer vacation spot for you.
Developments such as the beach wheelchair prove that mobility options are on the increase for people with disabilities.
That should give us all hope that even more mobility options will continue to be created. People with disabilities are truly experiencing increasing amounts of mobility-related freedom.
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