Stacy Zoern liked the wheelchair-accessible Kenguru electric car from Hungary, so she started a Texas company to produce them
Stacy Zoern has entered yet a new phase in her already eventful life — this time at 25 miles per hour.
Buy new, rent or fix up a used motor home or trailer, then take your accessibility with you on vacation
Correction: An earlier version of this article had the incorrect website and phone number for Bridgeview Manufacturing. The story was revised to reflect the correct information.
Barbara Graztke loves to vacation and enjoys traveling six to eight months out of every year. But she finds hotels uncomfortable and doesn’t like to fly. She visits family and friends across the country, but is unable to...
A look at what's new in 2011 for getting you out on the open road
Freedom. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? A wheelchair shouldn’t be a barrier to getting out and about, whether for work, day-to-day living or pleasure.
Finding the right vehicle means analyzing your needs. Do you want to ride in your wheelchair or transfer to the vehicle’s seat? Will you be the driver or the passenger? If your muscle weakness is still progressing, how will your...
Take a quick peek at the products below -- from a stuffed bear to baby wear, to a shoelace-securing system and easy on/off boxer shorts. You just may find something that will make things easier, increase your independence or simply brighten your day.
Man with ALS builds, rents power beach wheelchairs
In coastal Alabama, Jerry Nasello, who received an ALS diagnosis in 2005, wanted to continue visiting his beloved Gulf Shores beaches. So he converted an old conventional power chair into a cool beach cruiser. He eventually multiplied this idea into a fleet of rentals and a business called Beach Power Rentals. Here is a 2-1/2-minute news video featuring Nasello produced by Devon Walsh on WKRG...
Wheelchairs and mobility devices unafraid of sand & surf
Here's an up-tempo, 2-1/2-minute slideshow featuring wheelchairs that give you front-row seating on the beach. Most of the models you will see sport low-pressure balloon tires that distribute the chair's weight evenly over the sand, allowing it to be driven or pushed up and down the beach, be it wet or dry. You'll find both manual and power chairs, plus a walker, a stroller and even a stretcher.
How to make car travel more comfortable for wheelchair users
Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu is noted as saying, “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” For those of us with neuromuscular disease, we know that step may not literally be a physical movement, but rather a plan of action.
This past year I had the good fortune of going on a road trip with my parents for an extended stay in Florida. Before we left our Traverse City, Mich.,...