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Discovering: An Accessible US Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users


Discovering-CoverlowresWheel:Life is proud to announce that we have published Discovering: An Accessible US Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users as a new e-book available for free download on our website and for purchase on Amazon.com. Wheel:Life publications center on sharing resources and support for people who use wheelchairs.

These accessible travel suggestions were gathered as part of the annual Get Out & Enjoy Life [GOEL] program that is a joint educational initiative between Wheel:Life, a global community of wheelchair users, Life After Spinal Cord Injury [LASCI] , the iPush Foundation and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. This book culminates the month-long GOEL accessible travel education program and photo contest that began June 1st.

More than 100 pages in length, Discovering is an easy, encouraging read that will help you explore all kinds of travel destinations and family fun spots across the United States. The book is applicable to anyone who has a mobility challenge, whether you are new to using a wheelchair or a seasoned pro.

“Wheel:Life has prepared this accessible travel guide to assist people who use wheelchairs with new and exciting ways to explore their world,” author Lisa Wells says. “We are thrilled to provide practical advice and encouragement by offering this resource filled with handy travel tips, family-friendly destinations and travel pictures shared by wheelchair users.”

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Wheel:Life is able to publish resources like this book due to the generous financial support of sponsors.

How to Get Your Copy of the Discovering Guidebook
Available for download at Amazon’s Kindle bookstore, the book retails for $1.99. Proceeds from the book go toward funding additional Wheel:Life programs for the wheelchair community that they serve. Purchase your copy for Kindle and iPad at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010CPLJF2

If you have a disability, you can obtain a free copy of this book at: http://www.wheel-life.org/book-request-form/

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About the Author
Lisa Wells is a veteran of online marketing and e-commerce, with more than 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing communications and web-based product management at medical device, medical supply and health technology companies. A strong advocate for people with disabilities, you can find her speaking and teaching at healthcare conferences nationwide.   Visit her consulting website at www.getsocialconsulting.com.

About Wheel:Life
Wheel:Life is a global initiative that assists people in addressing the many questions and challenges that come with using a wheelchair. Wheel:Life resources help people find quality health and medical resources, related medical research and news. Our social community offers networking within an online peer support group that is intended to promote a full and active life as a wheelchair user. In 2014, more than 70,000 wheelchair users from 108 countries took part in Wheel:Life resources.

Wheel:Life publications are funded by the generous support of our corporate sponsors, who include Abilities Expo, Bard Medical, Cure Medical, Hollister Incorporated, LoveYourNurse.com, Melio, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES. Learn more about our sponsor program here.

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