Being on a manual or electric wheelchair doesn’t mean limited travels. The first step to having your rights respected is to know them. Knowledge can be your power, and turn your life around. What are your rights as a disabled person when you are travelling?
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s been looking for perfect presents for a while now – and finding gifts for manual and electric wheelchair users may be quite a challenge. With so many ideas to come up with, he might be burnt out, so I’m coming to the rescue. Whether you’re the Santa Claus this year, or you want to help him out with fresh ideas, you’re in the right place. I know it can get a bit frustrating to shop at this time of the year, when every single shop wants to take a piece of your paycheck, so I made a short list of tech gadgets that could be not only pretty amazing but also perfectly useful for wheelchair users.
Sport is one of the greatest things in life! Feeling your muscles stretching, your lungs working and your heart pumping the blood is just the best! The fact that you’re disabled or using manual or electric wheelchair doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself and give up the pleasure of being active. Want to know how to feed your inner daredevil and pump a little adrenaline into your system? Keep on reading…
When I made the Blumil electric wheelchair, I was thinking mainly of it being suitable for me. I have a spinal cord injury at c5/c6 level. After a lot of adjustments and design changes I was able to ride it very comfortably. When I had an idea of introducing it to a wider audience and starting production I consulted the project with a lot of people.
Wheelchair users still have to overcome some barriers when travelling – no matter if on manual or electric wheelchair. Accessibility is still the main issue here. But fortunately, as society becomes more aware, travelling becomes more and more easy for the disabled. Here’s a first part of a short guide to help you guys get more secure about your next trip.
Proud to announce that one of the users on his Blumil made it to a newspaper. Read about how his life has changed after purchasing the Blumil. (page 39)
Sunbathing in Mallorca never goes out of style, so when my friends casually suggested going to Spain for vacation, I couldn’t say no, especially that I could use an electric wheelchair there. Mallorca is one of these little paradises, that you never get bored of. The problem is that it’s very sandy, and sand has never been a great friend of manual or electric wheelchairs.
Meet Angelika. Angelika is suffering from muscular dystrophy. Nevertheless she is full of life, happy and generally one of the most positive people I’ve ever met. She wanted to try out the Blumil, but was really concerned if she would be able to manage it with her disability. She wasn’t very keen on the normal electric wheelchair.
Here’s the latest video we shot in a forest with great weather. Was really good fun riding Blumil in those conditions.
After many comments and requests from users from around the world, I’ve decided to develop another version of steering column.This one is very easy to remove for transferring or for transportation.