Travelling made easy: travel tips for wheelchair users

Travelling in a wheelchair may sound like a daunting task, but people with mobility issues do not have to restrict their travel. Lightweight wheelchairs are easy to use and can be folded for easy storage in cars, trains and aeroplanes. This is what makes them a great choice for frequent travellers.

Karma Mobility lightweight wheelchairs are the ideal solution to heavy and unmanageable traditional wheelchair designs and are made to suit your own individual needs.

Preparing for your travel

If you are planning a holiday or a business trip, one of the first things that you should check is whether the place you are visiting is wheelchair-friendly. If that’s doesn’t appear to be the case from an online search, don’t get too discouraged, things may be different on the ground and you may find people willing to make changes to accommodate you. Choosing a wheelchair accessible hotel is one of the most important parts of planning a successful trip. You will then have a base where you can rest and recharge before you go exploring.

More importantly, make sure that the hotel is located in an accessible area and the road around it is wheelchair-friendly.

Some models of Karma Mobility lightweight wheelchairs are specifically designed for uneven terrain so if you are going somewhere that is less accessible it is worth considering one of these.

Ensure that your needs are covered

Wheelchair accessibility means different things to different people, so make sure that you have done your research in advance. For instance, ‘wheelchair accessible’ may mean level access only, so if you need further facilities, such as specialised bathrooms, you need to do some more digging. If you can get photos of the facilities in advance, you can judge for yourself if they are going to work for you. Most hotels and other establishments will be happy to provide more information and pictures if needed, in order to help you make a more informed decision.

Relax and enjoy the experience

Travelling with a wheelchair doesn’t have to be a chore. Karma Mobility lightweight wheelchairs can redefine the ways in which you perceive travelling.


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