Adaptive Product Reviews: Personal hygiene (electric toothbrush, water flosser, beard trimmer)

When my impairment interfered with me brushing my teeth successfully I went in search of independent personal hygiene solutions that worked for me

Adaptive Product Reviews: Bed Edition (pregnancy pillow, slide sheets, grabber, cable ties)

……….How do you maximise your independence in bed, when you need help to turn, be positioned, and reach for things? A conversation with a friend with similar impairments In Carrie Aimes’s excellent blog on living with Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy she wrote about her experiences, and mentioned “I bought a satin bed sheet and wearContinue reading “Adaptive Product Reviews: Bed Edition (pregnancy pillow, slide sheets, grabber, cable ties)”

Adaptive Product Reviews: Dog Edition (Julius K9 harness with panniers, jogging lead, dog poo grabber)

…………How do other wheelchair users with limited upper body strength manage to walk your dogs independently? A discussion between a group of disabled people with pets My greyhound is the centre of my life. Getting him was a spontaneous decision that in many ways I probably shouldn’t have made, but I’m still deeply fond ofContinue reading “Adaptive Product Reviews: Dog Edition (Julius K9 harness with panniers, jogging lead, dog poo grabber)”

Adaptive Product Reviews: Wheelchair Edition (Salsa M2)

……….Wheelchair Services have offered my son a Salsa M electric wheelchair. How do you find this wheelchair, and what postural set-up do you use? The parent of a boy with muscular dystrophy asking on a forum for young disabled people I was given this wheelchair by wheelchair services, so I offered to write a comprehensiveContinue reading “Adaptive Product Reviews: Wheelchair Edition (Salsa M2)”

Adaptive Product Reviews: Office Edition (Accuratus keyboard, Evoluent mouse, Ergorest arm supports)

……….I’m thinking about applying to University, but I struggle to sit at a computer or type. What equipment is out there to make this easier? A question I was asked at a conference Sometimes on this blog I review equipment designed for disabled people, e.g. my wheelchair reviews. However, what I really enjoy is highlightingContinue reading “Adaptive Product Reviews: Office Edition (Accuratus keyboard, Evoluent mouse, Ergorest arm supports)”

Adaptive Product Reviews: The ‘All My Wheelchairs’ Edition (Kuschall K3, Quickie Helium, Invacare Spectra XTR, Salsa Jive M, Salsa M2)

……….What wheelchairs have you used during your life, and how have you found them? A discussion with other wheelchair using friends Having had an interesting conversation with other friends with progressing conditions, I thought it might be interesting for me to type up my thoughts as an Adaptive Product Review, for other wheelchair users toContinue reading “Adaptive Product Reviews: The ‘All My Wheelchairs’ Edition (Kuschall K3, Quickie Helium, Invacare Spectra XTR, Salsa Jive M, Salsa M2)”

Adaptive Product Reviews: App Edition (Medisafe, Google Voice Access, Todoist)

……….Which apps do you find most useful as a disabled person? A discussion on a webforum My Android phone is in many ways one of my main adaptive devices – possibly second only to my wheelchair. It substitutes for my hands, my voice, my laptop, and is my main communication with the world. This reliesContinue reading “Adaptive Product Reviews: App Edition (Medisafe, Google Voice Access, Todoist)”

Adaptive Product Reviews – catheter edition (leg bag, night bag, and hanger)

……….I’m about to get a supra-publc catheter. Which leg bags and night bags have people found most useful? A friend Having done a set of reviews of products that are of quite general appeal – wheelchair-related ones – this is a little more niche. When I first got a catheter I had no idea whatContinue reading “Adaptive Product Reviews – catheter edition (leg bag, night bag, and hanger)”

Adaptive Product Reviews – wheelchair edition (phone mount, drinking straw, coffee cup)

……….Excuse me, but what’s the mount attached to your wheelchair called? Another wheelchair user, stopping me in public I didn’t anticipate ever spending my time writing product reviews, but I’m very frequently asked about three things I use on a day-to-day basis. These are the Meru Flexzi 2 phone mount (wheelchair users often stop me whileContinue reading “Adaptive Product Reviews – wheelchair edition (phone mount, drinking straw, coffee cup)”