The Abilities Convention

Since I’m being asked:

The Abilities Convention wasn’t as exciting as last time (cuz I had already seen some of the cool stuff, & others, that I was hoping to see from last time, weren’t there..), but it was still helpful in 2 ways:

  1.  I also came interested in finding a standing wheelchair, & I was able to try 1 that I was interested in, & eliminate it.  I also found another company  that I did not know about for standing wheelchairs, & I am sooo glad I found it– the chair I demoed stood me up so well, that I cried!!!  So, I  think I found the company (Levo) I want my next wheelchair from—Or at least it was great to learn that a standing chair could feel that awesome & natural as it stood me up, so I can make a better choice, & not “settle”!
  2. & I posted about the new app I found about accessible/handicapped parking:

http://www.parkingmobility.com/

What I like about it, is that it also educates, & it is not directed at non-handicapped people. I love that, cuz I actually get just as upset at those who are “legal”, but poorly park, so I still can’t come in/out of our van!  In fact, my biggest pet peeve is w/”legal” people, but I don’t think there is a way to document it, unfortunately: the people who are allowed to park there will take the last spot when they aren’t that handicapped…definately can walk fine.  & to “rub salt in the wound”, the parking spot isn’t even closer…they just feel “entitled!”

3 comments

    1. No idea. I need to pick one (which involves getting them in my home so I can demo the 3 I’d still like to check out), & then I’m guessing 3-4 months.

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