Summer is here! It’s time for fun in the sun, and as the weather gets hotter, what’s cooler than time in or near the water?
Beach and Pool accessibility is important. Indeed, whether for recreation or therapeutic value, water is a great equalizer for many with mobility impairments. After all, due to buoyancy, we not only weigh dramatically less in water, but because water encapsulates the body evenly, it eliminates such issues as pressure points for those who may use wheelchairs or are frequently seated.
And, therapeutic value aside, simply cooling off in or near the water is a great way to spend a summer day.
However, for those with mobility impairments, both getting to the water and in the water can be a challenge. So, let’s look at some of the water-related mobility technologies available to help beach and pool accessibility.