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Mobility scooters: A question of cruising

Cruise lovers have widely differing opinions about the use of mobility scooters on board ships. And that affects everyone with mobility difficulties, whether caused by a disease such as multiple sclerosis, injury, or even aging.
Their views are included as comments […]

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Wheelchairs: Love to Have, Hate to Need

Wheelchairs, scooters and I have a love/hate relationship. Not hate the actual chair, just the need to use one, hate the fact that my mobility is so badly affected by multiple sclerosis that walking, with a walking aid, any further […]

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Wheelchair user’s dream: Motorized, foldable and lightweight

As regular readers will know, I am a bit of an advocate when it comes to accessibility and mobility issues and, from time to time, do address these subjects. Those subjects are of particular interest to me as I have […]

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Tomorrow´s wheelchairs and scooters available now

Being diagnosed with a critical illness, disease or disability – in my case multiple sclerosis – is bad news. But when I was diagnosed, in 2002, it was a relief. Relief? Yes, it was a relief because, although not something anyone would […]

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Zika set to hit Europe but WHO plays down risk

The Aedes mosquito is the most common carrier of the Zika virus.
Health officials are playing down the scares associated with the risk of a European outbreak of the infectious Zika virus – although they admit it is possible as the […]

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All new folding electric wheelchair is light enough to be carried aboard some cruise ships’ tenders

Crew members prepare to assist a manual wheelchair user to board a tender to travel back to the ship.
If you are fond of cruise holidays, you are far from alone and if you have any form of disability, you can […]

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Hotel group bans disability scooters

Disability scooters parked on the pavement.
Able-bodied people are being blamed for hiring and misusing mobility scooters leading to one of the leading hotel chains in Benidorm, Spain, to ban the scooters that are essential mobility aids for people with one […]

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Andalucía: Great scenery, fantastic weather and improving accessibility for those with disabilities

 
There can be absolutely no doubt that the area of Andalucía in the south of Spain is a lovely place to visit on holiday. There are many places to visit, fantastic and varying landscapes plus gorgeous Mediterranean beaches.
   And all […]

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Cruise holiday finishes in New York City

Window displays are a big part of Christmas in New York.
Having spent the last three days concentrating on disabilities and the cuts to benefits planned for the UK, I think today it is time to lighten the mood.
A few days […]

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Norovirus: Sanitisers not as good as soap and water

Some people refuse to go cruising for various reasons but the one fear that seems responsible for the reluctance of many is that of becoming ill in an on-board epidemic of one type or another.
And, without a doubt, the most […]

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