Service Dogs For Disabled Individuals

Posted on: 11 April 2017

Disability  A disability is defined as a condition (physical, mental, or both) that limits a person's activities and functioning. Blindness is one example of a disability. Others are developmental disorders, physical impairments, chronic illness, autism, speech disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, and severe anxiety disorders. In the United States, disabled individuals can apply for government assistance in the form of money and an official label of disability. Official recognition of a disability can protect a person from discrimination in the workplace. [Read More]

Vehicle Modifications To Make Driving Easier When You Are Under 5 Feet Tall

Posted on: 26 July 2016

If you are a shorter driver, then you know how uncomfortable driving can be. Being under 5 feet tall can pose many challenges on the road, from not being able to reach the gas or brake pedal without altering your normal driving position to having limited visibility over the dash. Some vehicle manufacturers cater to shorter drivers by having seats that can be further adjusted, modified seat belts, and other perks, but for the most part, you may have to customize your vehicle on your own to make it easier to drive. [Read More]

Wheelchair Ramps Versus Lifts For Entering A Home

Posted on: 9 September 2015

Most homes don't have their doors at ground level, making it hard for people in wheelchairs to enter the home. Two of the main options for making this possible are to add a ramp or a vertical lift to bring the person into the wheelchair up to the level of the door. Each method has its pros and cons. Space Considerations Vertical wheelchair lifts take up a relatively small amount of space, typically using an area about five feet by five feet. [Read More]