THE ABILITIES EXPO

THIS LAST WEEK, I’M PROUD 2 SAY THAT I CLEANED UP LUNCH:
• PUT SILVERWARE IN SINK
• PUT LIDS ON THE PB&J
• TWIST TIE THE BREAD—NOT GREAT, & IT TOOK FOREVER, BUT I DID IT, EVENTUALLY!
• TRASHED PARCHMENT PAPER, AFTER SANDWICHES WERE MADE ON IT
• SQUEEZE OUT & WIPED THE COUNTER (IT WASN’T GREAT, BUT AT LEAST I SAW THE CRUMBS, SO I KNEW TO TRY!)

THE PREVIOUS WEEKEND, I ATTENDED THE ABILITIES EXPO IN HOUSTON. I SAW MANY EXCITING THINGS! 4 THOSE WHO COULDN’T GO, BUT WOULD’VE LIKED TO GO, I THOUGHT I’D SHARE SOME OF THE LINKS & INFO I GATHERED…

I REALLY LIKED THE WALKERS, BUT THEY MAY BE A LITTLE AHEAD OF MY GAME…NOT SURE IF I SHOULD 1ST JUST STAND A WHOLE LOT, & GAIN SOME TRUNK SUPPORT TOO! SO HERE’S WHAT I SAW THAT I LIKED:

walkers:
http://litegait.com/md.html (lift & potty too, but it probably requires more trunk support than I have)
http://mulhollandinc.com/products/walkabout-1/

standing wheelchairs–
http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=vk2ftaWqVKI –questions I had after seeing this: does it have lights? & can i use my computer w/it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlMvlaSzoxg –i know it has lights, but does it recline as far as my current chair? & can i use my computer w/it?

http://www.frankmobility.com -the duet bike
http://www.kx2devices.com -Foot drop,
to find horse therapy, I was told 2 look up “professional association of horsemanship international PATH integration (I couldn’t read the rest!)”
http://www.motoathome.com – motomed therapy bike, viva 2 light—I liked the clinical, not the home one!
http://www.dodgen-bornfreecom.com –accessible RV
http://www.adaptivedriving.com ? -accessible truck
http://www.myellura.com -urinary tract medicine
http://www.kinovausa.com -robotic arm
I LIKED THE VOICE CARRY OVER TELEPHONES, THAT SPEAK WHAT U TYPE, BUT I’M NOT THE FASTEST TYPER!
http://www.unitedspinal.org -had a cool packet about “disability etiquette” –here’s a PDF of it: http://www.unitedspinal.org/pdf/DisabilityEtiquette.pdf )

BUT THE TRAVEL STUFF WAS LAME-MY HUSBAND, MK, COULD HAVE SET UP A BOOTH & SHARED MORE THAN THEY DID! I HAD REAL QUESTIONS, 2 FIGURE OUT HOW & WHERE 2 GO 2 MAKE TRAVEL MORE ACCESSIBLE, BUT THEY WERE JUST SELLING GROUP TRIPS…& SORRY, MAYBE THIS IS GOING AGAINST “MY OWN KIND,” BUT AFTER BEING IN A CONVENTION FULL OF WHEELCHAIRS, THERE IS NO WAY I’M GOING ON A VACATION WITH TONS OF WHEELCHAIRS!

2 comments

  1. Maybe Mark could set up a booth for the next Abilities Expo! I’m sure it would be tremendously informative! ❤

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