Funding Resources By State – Alabama

Rolling Across Alabama
Nonprofit organization providing resources to help those with disabilities become more independent. From hunting and fishing to medical resources in their community, they help the Alabama disability community be as independent as possible.

http://www.rollingacrossalabama.org/
Statewide Technology Access and Response (STAR)
Mission is to increase the provision of, access to, and funding for assistive technology for Alabamians of all ages and all disabilities through a variety of comprehensive activities and services available statewide. A service of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.

http://www.rehab.state.al.us/
The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
The mission of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is to drive positive change in our community through leadership and philanthropy.
2100 First Avenue North, Suite 700
Birmingham AL 35203-4223
Phone: 205-327-3800
Fax: 205-328-6576
info@foundationbirmingham.org

Style and Performance All in One – Quickie Q7 NextGen Wheelchair

The Quickie Q7 NextGen Wheelchair stands out as the ultimate wheelchair in the light weight category. It combines style and high performance making it an ideal choice.

Balanced Perfection

The Q7 is created to ensure adequate stability. The frame lengths and caster wheel placements are customized so that your weight is evenly distributed on the rear wheels for maximum stability.

High Standard Material and Technology

This wheelchair is made of 7000 series aerospace Aluminium, this guarantees the light weight, while the Shape-Loc technology combined with ovalized tubing  decreases the size of the tube walls further reducing the weight of the wheelchair. The by product of the two is a tough chair that is perfect for a rigid ride.

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How unique is the Colours Razor blade Wheelchair?

Style and efficiency are inseparable when choosing an item that is going to be part of your life. The Colours Razor blade wheelchair was designed with that point in mind. It has a unique appealing design for that buyer who is choosy.

Adjustable Backrest Angle and Footrest

Any adjustable part of a wheelchair is to your advantage. By adjusting the backrest you will be able to find the level of comfort that best suits you.

Adjustable center of gravity

The Colors Razor provides a center of gravity adjustability that enables the wheelchair to balance on the ground. This ensures that the chance of tipping over is zero.

Solid main frame tube

Stability of this wheelchair is offered by the support from the main frame tube, the frame is compact and light, can be easily loaded in and out of a car trunk, making it good choice for someone who plans to travel.

Fixed Front and Rear Seat Heights

The fixed seat heights make you easily get in and out of the seat with ease. It also gives you the confidence to move around your environment with reliable stability, this not only perfects your mobility but creates a sense of independence for you. Continue reading

TiLite TR Titanium – light, stylish and tastefully designed high grade quality wheelchair

This is no doubt the wheelchair that you are looking for! You will enjoy this light, stylish and tastefully designed high grade quality wheelchair at a price that won’t leave your wallet empty.

Portability

The wheelchair is ideal for users who may travel. It has a TR frame that is compact and thus very easy to transport compared to other models. A traveller who uses a wheelchair for mobility will find the TRLite Tr Titanium a travel mate.

Flexibility

It possess a flexible chair that can shrink by up to an inch, this ensures that the user moves carefully and skilfully in narrow corridors and areas with limited space. With this wheel chair, you will be able to easily access places that you have always had fears to visit with a normal wheelchair. Count all the places that you only visited in your dreams accessible with the TR Titanium.

Uniqueness

The stylishness of this wheelchair comes out elegantly in the curved design of the lower frame tube; this creates a one of its kind look as the lower frame gradually mixes in and is engulfed in. Continue reading

Invacare ProspinX4 Swing Away Front Wheelchair

When buying a wheelchair you consider the same points as you do when purchasing any other electronics and appliances used at home. You want it to work exactly as advertised, possess the features you need and be in your budget range. But unlike other consumer products wheelchairs play a significant role in the lives of the users and therefore it is vital to select one that takes multiple of factors into consideration.

Light Weight

The Invacare Prospin X4 has all the qualities mentioned above. It has a feather light frame that is easy to lift. The light weight makes it portable and is ideal for users who travel frequently and need to be on and off the wheelchair yet carry it with them whenever they go comfortably.

High Quality

The quality of this wheelchair is top notch, with the COG and STF key in the axle plate configurable to the very best standards. This makes the Invacare Prospin X4 not only a wheelchair worth purchasing, but ensures that the wheelchair delivers the service that it was built for perfectly. Continue reading

10 Steps to Safely Operate a Wheelchair Outdoors

It is evident that a person who has to use a wheelchair has already been through a tough time. It might be as a result of a physiological or physical illness, injury, disability or old age. Safety for a wheelchair user is hence mandatory since the person in question is by all standards vulnerable. Care must be taken not to have him/her incur any further injury.

  1. Avoid potholes

Hitting a pot hole will de stabilize the wheelchair and it will certainly tip over. If you must use a road with pot holes go around any that you come   across.

  1. Keep off uneven surfaces

Look out for curbs, staircases, slopes and any other kinds of inclines. The wheelchair will not balance on such areas and might hurt the user.

  1. Don’t go to the beach or use sandy sidewalks/roads

When sand builds up on the tires it will cause the wheelchair to be off balance. If you must go to sand areas then ensure there’s someone to help you clean the sand off the tires. Continue reading

Facts why Wheelchair Demand will Always be High

Wheelchairs are here to stay. Every day there is a patient who receives the news that he has to rely on a wheelchair for mobility either temporarily or permanently. The transition may not be easy, but with time a wheelchair user has to accept, adjust and embrace the world of wheelchairs.

Aging Population and Susceptibility to disabilities

It goes without saying that every day you and i grow older and older, the older you grow the more vulnerable you become to various diseases that affect mobility. This provides opportunities for the need for a wheelchair.

Surge in spinal cord injuries

The increase in spinal cord injuries has led to a growth in disability cases. As a result there has been an escalation in the demand for wheelchairs to cater for the injured people.

Rise in global obesity levels

Research shows that the levels of obesity have escalated in the past years.  In severe cases, mobility of the victims has been affected and hence the solution has not been anything else but a wheelchair. Continue reading

CarbonBike-USA R1 Racing Wheelchair

CarbonBike-USA R1 Racing WheelchairPrice is not the only thing that matters when it comes to buying the R1 by Carbonbike-USA, live customer service is priceless!

Sportaid is proud to present the R-1 racing chair. The R-1 racing chair is built by Carbonbike USA. Chris Peterson with 30 years of experience in racing chair development has guided the process from design to finished product.

With precision in mind each R-1 is hand crafted with professional tooling and expertise. The end result is excellent rolling characteristics and memorable handling precisely built to your measurements.

Features:

  • “U” cage or open “V” frame styles. (“U” cage pictured)
  • 66-76” wheel base
  • 700c rear wheels / 20” front wheel
  • Teflon lined rod ends for no play steering.
  • 1 1/8” cycling headset for more precise steering
  • 20” Tufo S3 tubular front tire
  • CNC machined steering parts
  • 11-13 degree of camber

*Pictured with optional ZIPP Disc Rear Wheels.

 

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