In this section, I will post reviews about the equipment I’ve used/currently use, venues I’ve visited, day trips, shows I’ve been to and holidays. I hope you find them interesting and helpful. The reviews on this website are my opinion only and based on how useful I find the equipment.
Reviews can help promote independence
Independence is important to me therefore I always aim to choose products that enhance my quality of life. This usually means that it is not a standard product as things have to be adapted to suit me. This is known as an inclusive design. Reading product reviews and recommendations helps me choose which products to buy and gives me ideas for making life easier.
What I look for when choosing products to enhance my life
The main thing I have to look for is the height of products. It’s difficult to be sure of my height as I cannot stand straight but I’m approximately 4ft 8 inches. This lack of height coupled with how Cerebral Palsy affects my muscles means that products need to be really low. Therefore hardly any standard products are of use as they are all too tall! This is why I take a step with me when I’m away from home but this isn’t practical for daily life.
The other thing I look for in disability aids is portability. This is rare as disability equipment tends to be quite bulky. I often find that non-disability products, repurposed, work best. Read my article for some ideas.
Reviews of places I’ve been to
Reviews of places I’ve seen or stayed at will be largely based on my own access needs but I will include other information if known. If you have a specific question you would like answered or would like me to review please contact me.