This week the Mobility Roadshow is exhibiting at Donington Park in Derby from 25th – 27th June 2015. It is a great occasion for consumers with disabilities and restricted mobility to come together and experience some of the new mobility products and services that are available to help achieve greater independence. Organised by the charity Mobility Choice, the event is growing every year and although The Ramp People sadly cannot be there this year, we thought we would list some of the frequently asked questions about the event so you don’t miss out!
Why should I visit the Mobility Roadshow?
Along with ample parking, free entry and the opportunity to try out all of the latest mobility products – Donington Park offers a totally unique opportunity to test drive accessible vehicles! The Mobility Roadshow is the only event that allows you to truly test drive a range of WAVs and adapted cars in a secure environment.
What products will be on offer?
There are hundreds of products on show for anyone to experience, from the latest cars and converted vehicles fitted with adaptations; the widest range of wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVS); right up to lightweight, sports, power and manual wheelchairs; hand controls,car seats, trikes and scooters, rotating car seats, suspension systems, access ramps and all other devices for independent living.
Is it just for people who are registered disabled?
Not at all – the Mobility Roadshow caters for a wide cross section of people, from the very young to elderly. There are all kinds of equipment and services for people living with problems like arthritis, MS, Stroke, limb loss or simply having reduced mobility through their age. You will be able to try swivel seats for getting in and out of a car easier and lightweight portable scooters that fit easily in the boot of a car. The products and experience are for everyone such as carers, family members as well as the disabled.
Can I bring the kids?
Yes, it is a fun day out for all the family. There is always a great atmosphere and everyone is really friendly, there is always a variety of lively entertainment at the show for children and past years there have been clowns, face painters, balloon sculptors and musicians. The catering and toileting facilities are plentiful with easy level access for all the family.
Can I hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter?
Yes. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be pre-booked (subject to availability), and some will be available on the day you arrive.