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:
- 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”!
- & I posted about the new app I found about accessible/handicapped parking:
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!”