Choosing the right wheelchair

Choosing the right wheelchair for an elderly relative is a non-trivial activity. Wheelchairs come in many shapes and sizes, in many different materials, and designed for different uses. Here are 15 questions for which you need to know answers in order to decide on the right wheelchair. Is it for indoor use or outdoor use? … Read moreChoosing the right wheelchair

Sue Austin: Deep sea diving … in a wheelchair

When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom — yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling through the world. Includes thrilling footage of an underwater wheelchair that lets … Read moreSue Austin: Deep sea diving … in a wheelchair

IIT-M students working on advanced wheelchair

Two students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) have developed a wheelchair prototype that allows users to sit, stand and recline too. The wheelchair, which allows users to manually operate it, has controls for the sitting, standing and reclining functions. It has been designed to allow users to operate it easily. To ensure … Read moreIIT-M students working on advanced wheelchair

International Day of people with disability – 3rd December

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. Searching the net for information regarding IDPwD and India provides very few search results.  As a nation of 1.2 Billion, how can we … Read moreInternational Day of people with disability – 3rd December

Limited Mobility and flying

If you are flying domestic or international, and have mobility issues, it is important that you understand what facilities your selected airline carrier provides. Different Indian airlines seem to provide different levels of service and some charge for the services while others provide this for free. Also different airlines have different rules regarding powered wheelchairs … Read moreLimited Mobility and flying