Travel for wheelchair users can sometimes be quite difficult and there can be barriers and obstacles that need to be overcome, especially on long journeys. But, keeping a positive attitude and following some basic rules are key to enjoying the adventure.
Dancing has many benefits both physical and psychological; it helps individuals to keep active, control functions such as cholesterol, and is also a great natural antidote against osteoporosis and stress. Dancing can also help to channel energy and emotion, strengthen the heart, and is an efficient way to improve flexibility, strength and endurance. In other words, dancing can help us to keep fit and raise our self-esteem.
These benefits can be enjoyed by anyone who practices dancing, regardless of age, gender or physical condition. However, in this article, we want to focus primarily on the benefits of wheelchair dancing and the different styles of this healthy, enjoyable and unifying sport.
Adventure sports and disability are not incompatible. Actually, with adaptations of kit and the help of qualified professionals, people with disabilities can participate in canyoning, skydiving, hiking, rafting or caving in a totally safe manner.
These types of activities present a considerable challenge for people with disabilities and are recognised as an effective way to keep fit and raise self-esteem.
In this article, we will discuss several adventure sports that are accessible to everyone.
A long time has passed since Tod Browning directed his famous film in 1932, “Freaks” which was one of the first films on the big screen to address the subject of disability. Since then, the relationship between disability and film has been prolific with numerous examples of works that address incapacity in all its forms across all genres (biographies, dramas, documentaries, etc.).
They have all, almost always in a positive manner, contributed to increasing the visibility of disabled people.
As a wheelchair user, travel can sometimes be intimidating and might even be seen to be prohibitive. But the UK has some truly fabulous sights and attractions that have been made accessible. It is easier than you might imagine to find places for a wonderful day out or a longer trip; there is something for everyone. Here is a just a small selection of great ideas for wheelchair-friendly trips.