Ballard Beer Company is an awesome place that will do all they can to accommodate you, even if you can’t check out the loft. If you’re looking for a place to drink, I highly recommend them.
Despite all the fancy shots of people in wheelchairs shopping, enjoying the outdoors, or even watching their able‐bodied friends kayak (seriously, watch the video), it fails to meet even the most basic expectations of your average power chair user.
I found these really great canvas bags at Trader Joe’s that are large enough to handle a massive amount of groceries and have giant handles that allow me to loop the bag around my neck (no more holding bag handles in my teeth)!
The freewheel works by lifting your front casters off the ground and replacing it with a giant pivoting wheel at the front of your chair. This lets your more easily clear rough terrain and keeps your wheels from getting stuck.
You should always have the necessary tools to repair your chair with you. This set of wrenches is small enough to keep with you, and diverse enough to fit any style of hex screw.
You know what really sucks about using a manual wheelchair? Pockets, that’s what. Or the lack thereof. When seated it’s virtually impossible to get anything in or out of your pant’s pockets without sliding halfway out of your chair and flopping around like an idiot. It can get even more awkward if you happen to be on an incline.