One thing people in wheelchairs have to contend with outdoors is exposure to rain or blistering sun. People with disabilities cherish time spent outdoors and wheelchairs provide a degree of independence and mobility.
However, they may be tempted to remain indoors when the sun is high in the sky or if rain is threatening. Well, those worries can be a thing of the past thanks to wheelchair umbrellas. By getting one of these handy items you no longer have to worry about being cooped up in the house due to the weather.
Spring and summer are the best seasons to venture outside. There is a myriad of flowers in bloom and everyone is getting out taking part in outdoor activities. Spring also brings unexpected showers and summer brings with it a risk of sunburn. There is no need to miss out on all of this action however.
Just get a wheelchair umbrella. It can be easily clamped right to the side of the wheelchair via the base clamp. The angle of the umbrella can be adjusted to protect from blowing rain or the setting sun. The height can also be easily adjusted.
When shopping for a wheelchair umbrella, be sure to get one that opens up to 40 inches in diameter so it will provide adequate protection for sun use. Wheelchair umbrellas are not expensive at all especially when compared to the benefits they provide. A wheelchair umbrella would cost between $17 and $30.
Wheelchairs have come a long way from the institutional looking grey and blue seated steel chairs of the past. Today, wheelchairs come in two types, the manual and electric. Both of these can be customized and come in fashionable colours and can be accessorized. You might as well ride in style, so be prepared for all kinds of weather by clamping an umbrella to your wheelchair.
It doesn't matter what kind of wheelchair you have, an umbrella can be clamped into the frame securely. You will find that the wheelchair umbrellas come in a wide variety of styles and colours themselves. You could pick a nice bright white one or one with multi-coloured panels.
The key is to get one that is large enough and specially designed for wheelchair use so your entire body is shielded from the sun. Plus you want to be sure that if you get caught in the rain, the umbrella isn't so small that the water run-off lands in your lap. The umbrella can be retracted when not in use so it will stay out of your way and be barely noticeable.
You can find wheel chair umbrellas at medical supply stores and catalogs from retailers that sell wheelchairs and accessories.
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