8.12.2017

5 tips to getting around when you have a disability


Getting around when you are disabled does not have to be a burden. There are tools and resources that are available to help you get around with ease. Whether you are planning to travel or are just navigating through your daily routine, there are ways in which you can make your life easier. This article will provide some tips on getting around when you have a disability.

Consider how you will get around. If you are in a position where you are challenged by your mobility, you may want to purchase an electric scooter than can help you get around. While it is not a car, the scooter can still help you get to places that you would be unable to access in a standard wheelchair. For more information and to see options that are available, check out electric scooters for sale.

Plan ahead. If you are setting off on an adventure and you have heard that the destination you are going to has limited accessibility, it is important to consider this before you arrive. Be sure to plan ahead and take into consideration that you may run into some challenges due to your disability. Try not to let the disappointment damper your spirits and focus on what you need to do in order to be able to enjoy your day. By planning ahead you can be prepared and you will know what to expect. Getting to a place and learning that the accessibility or the accommodations that you need are unavailable can be disappointing and quite a letdown. Avoid all of this by planning ahead.

Plan your route. If you are traveling, be sure to map out your route. If you are unfamiliar with an area, you want to make sure that you know the areas of the town that make it accessible.
Have a backup plan. Things can go wrong at any time. There could be a road closure or perhaps part of a building is closed or the elevator is broken. You can never plan for every single thing that could happen but is best to be able to think on your feet and come up with a backup plan. Whether it be enlisting the help of others who will be traveling with you or signing up for an app that provides helpful directions, there are ways to have a backup plan in case something was to go wrong. Sometimes backup plans end up being better than the original plan.

When traveling stay in accessible accommodations. When you are traveling to another state or country, it is important that you make the hotel staff aware of your needs. Be sure to book a room that offer features that are accommodating. For example, if you are blind but not deaf, perhaps the staff will provide you with a room that has a door bell so that people can ring it to get your attention. 

Another great asset would be if the room offered braille communication from the hotel staff.
There are many ways to get around when you have a disability and they do not have to be overwhelming. 

Time, patience, and perseverance will help you find a good routine.

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