Travel tips for wheelchair users

April 12, 2019 12:05 pm
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Travelling with a wheelchair doesn’t have to be difficult. Modern lightweight wheelchairs are very practical, versatile and offer autonomy to users who do not wish to rely completely on carers.

Lightweight wheelchairs provided by Karma Mobility are designed to combine the freedom of movement of manual wheelchairs with the transportability needed for travelling. As a matter of fact, our lightweight wheelchairs weigh less when they collapse for storage and that makes them easy to carry around when travelling.

If you are using a lightweight wheelchair and you are new to traveling, here are a few tips that will hopefully make your next trip less complicated.

Request special seating in advance

Nowadays, most train companies and airlines offer extra space seating to wheelchair users. These seats are more spacious than conventional seats and allow wheelchair users to manoeuvre easily during boarding on and disembarkation. These seats come at an extra cost for regular passengers, but they are usually free for wheelchair users so that’s another perk.

Arrive early at the airport or the train station

Whether you are travelling by airplane or train, it is really important to arrive earlier at the airport or the train station because the last thing you need is to have a rush to get to your gate or platform. Arriving early will help you sort out any things you need to do before your trip (such as checking-in) without pressure.

Do your research for wheelchair repair shops

Karma Mobility lightweight wheelchairs are very durable but accidents happen. Being adequately prepared and knowing where to go if needed in the event of an accident, is better than looking for repair shops at last minute. To learn more about Karma Mobility representatives in other countries, get in touch.

Book your transportation in advance

Unfortunately, not all countries are friendly to wheelchair users and in some cases, there might not be wheelchair accessible transportation. Do your research online and find out if the city you are visiting has wheelchair friendly transportation and if that’s not the case, it’s advised to book your transport in advance. This way you will feel safe and comfortable at all times.

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This post was written by Todd Rich

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