Accessible Living - BraunAbility Article Library

In this section of the BraunAbility article library we focus on accessible living that range in topics from air travel 101 for wheelchair users to college tips for students with disabilities.
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Wheelchair Accessible Tiny Homes

Tiny homes have emerged worldwide over the past few decades. While smaller spaces aren’t usually associated with wheelchair access, several modifications can make a tiny home accessible to people with physical disabilities.

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Wheelchair Accessible Cruises for People with Disabilities

Want to learn more about your wheelchair accessible cruise options? Cory Lee shares his experience cruising the oceans on some of the world's most popular cruise lines.

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Top Tips for Flying in a Wheelchair from Cory Lee

Cory Lee has had the opportunity to fly on hundreds of airplanes over the last 20 years as a powered wheelchair user. Read his top tips on how to best prepare for a flight and highlights on what to expect when flying with a wheelchair.

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Hot Weather Risks and Heat Safety Checklist

Hot weather brings risks for everyone. People with disabilities or health problems such as Lupus and MS have an increased risk of issues such as heat stroke. Read these tips for heat safety.

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How to Build a Wheelchair Ramp for a Deck

Follow this guide to build a wheelchair ramp for your deck, ensuring it meets safety standards and provides smooth access for individuals using wheelchairs or other mobility aids.

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Top 5 Wheelchair Accessible Beaches in the U.S.

Cory Lee has explored the United States looking for the most wheelchair accessible beaches. Learn which sandy getaways have landed in his top 5 and what makes a beach accessible.

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Top Tips for Flying in a Wheelchair from Cory Lee

Cory Lee has had the opportunity to fly on hundreds of airplanes over the last 20 years as a powered wheelchair user. Read his top tips on how to best prepare for a flight and highlights on what to expect when flying with a wheelchair.

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Aging In Place

If you’re looking for a safe place to call home for an older adult, you may have already considered an assisted living facility or a long-term care home. But, some seniors may prefer to stay in the comfort and familiarity of their current home.

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New Year’s Resolutions for All Abilities

Choose a New Year’s Resolution from simple to change-inspiring that suits your personality and identity as a person with a disability.

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Starting Accessible Vehicle Dreams with Driver Evaluation

Driving aids allow people with disabilities the freedom to independently drive a wheelchair van or the handicap accessible vehicle of their dreams.

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 Can Wheelchair Users Access Uber and Lyft?

Uber and Lyft provide accessible transportation options, but passengers with disabilities may require additional planning. Download the app, request a wheelchair accessible vehicle if available, and communicate with the driver for a smoother experience.

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Employee-Led Ramp Build Honors Family’s Decades-Long History with BraunAbility

BraunAbility gives back to its local community in Northwest Indiana by building ramps for those in need. This year, they had the opportunity to help a family with three generations of loyal service to BraunAbility.

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Unique Gift Ideas for Disabled Recipients

Thoughtful and sensitive gift ideas for those with disabilities from advocacy for the disabled to sports, tech, and fashion gifts.

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What Is an Inclusive Playground

What makes a playground inclusive? What are the benefits of inclusive playgrounds? What is inclusive playground equipment? Read on to learn more.

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Adaptive Sports: Sitting Volleyball

Played from the floor, Sitting Volleyball is an accessible version of traditional volleyball that is played across the globe. Learn more about the differences between the two sports and how to get involved.

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Adaptive Sports: Wheelchair Lacrosse

Considered America’s oldest team sport, lacrosse has been adapted for people who use wheelchairs with some differences from the traditional version.

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Adaptive Sports: Wheelchair Golf

Tee up for a game of wheelchair golf, an adaptive sport that can be played on golf courses across the world. With the use of modified golf carts and club aides, a round of 18 holes can be accessible to players of varying abilities.

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Adaptive Sports: Wheelchair Pickleball

Pickleball is quickly rising in popularity in the U.S. and can be adapted for play in a wheelchair. With equipment that is lighter than a tennis racquet and a smaller court, athletes of varying abilities can enjoy this adaptive sport.

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Adaptive Sports: Wheelchair Rugby

Originally named "murderball," wheelchair rugby is an internationally recognized sport played in specialized wheelchairs adapted to handle high impact contact. Read on to learn more about this unique sport.

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Adaptive Sports: Wheelchair Soccer

Unlike traditional soccer, power soccer athletes use specialized wheelchairs and adaptive equipment to maneuver a ball across the field and score goals. Learn more about this adaptation and how to get involved.

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Adaptive Sports: Wheelchair Basketball

One of the most popular adaptive sports in the U.S., wheelchair basketball is loved by amateurs and professionals alike. Learn more about the game and how to get involved.

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