My name is Andrea Schütt and since 2010 I rely on a manual power assist wheelchair. On the first weekend of August 2017, the world’s biggest Heavy Metal Open-Air Festival took place again in the tranquil little German town of Wacken, in Schleswig-Holstein. The festival provides metalheads in wheelchairs a fantastic festival experience, with mobile wristband distribution, wheelchair repairs, medicine storage, physiotherapy and recharge stations for power wheelchairs.
Childhood games are synonymous with activity, development and preparation for adult life. They are a source of self-affirmation, motivation, satisfaction and social interaction. In the case of children with some sort of disability, all these benefits are multiplied, so that the game becomes an occupational area essential for their social, cognitive, sensory, prescriptive, affective and communicative development.
Sport not only makes you stronger and healthier, it also helps to improve your mood. With a host of formal federations and regulatory bodies, as well as more amateur sporting associations, geared up to facilitating adapted sports – whether you want to compete for fun or for glory – there’s no reason not to join in!
Whether you’re looking to commute to and from work, travel to medical appointments, visit family and friends, or take in some sight-seeing, having access to accessible transportation is vital for getting around and living without limits!
Wheelchair accessories provide a host of everyday benefits, either by making day-to-day life more easy, increasing your mobility and independence, or improving your level of comfort.
Choosing the right accessories for you depends on your individual needs as well as the type of wheelchair you use, although many accessories are available for both manual and powered wheelchairs, as well as scooters.