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Heathrow Won’t Compensate Delayed Disabled Passengers
In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye was asked various questions regarding the airports responsibility when it came to providing compensation for disabled passengers who were left stranded, or severely delayed coming in or out of the airport. Heathrow claim they will now work to a “20 minute” target for which to get a disabled traveller off a plane, after every other passenger has left, however his answers repeated the idea that he doesn’t “think it’s reasonable that we should take financial responsibility” for passengers who aren’t helped within this time frame.Read more
Accessible routes option added to Google maps
Google have introduced a new feature on Google Maps which allows users to plan their journeys based on routes which provide step free access. The programme was designed to help people navigate the world by finding the quickest, or best route from A to B, or even just to show where the nearest ‘anything’ is to your current location. However, the ‘best’ or ‘quickest’ routes are often not the most convenient for someone with a disability.Read more
Breeze S4 Redesign
The Breeze S4 has been given a stylish new redesign by the guys over at TGA Mobility. The new design adds a modern look, while TGA have also introduced the option of a new ‘charcoal grey’ shroud. It is not only the body which has been redesigned, the tiller and dashboard have both seen changes, creating a more aesthetically pleasing look, with smoother edges and a better laid out display. A canopy (Pictured) can also be fitted, creating a more complete look, whilst also having the practical function of keeping the elements off of the user.Read more
What do I need? Knee Scooter or Leg Trolley?
We receive many calls from customers who have recently suffered a foot or ankle injury asking which the best option for them is, the Knee Scooter or the Orthopaedic Leg Trolley. Both the Knee scooter and the Orthopaedic Leg Trolley function in the same way, by resting the knee of the injured lower leg on the knee rest pad, and pushing along the ground using the uninjured leg, propelling the Knee Scooter or Leg Trolley in the desired direction. But which is the right one for you?Read more