Mobility Roadshow 2013
20 February 2013
Come and see O&H Mobility at stands C16&C17 at the Mobility Roadshow 2013 at Telford International Centre on 27th, 28th & 29th June.
Free parking, entry and showguide
This year’s Mobility Roadshow celebrates 30 years of leading-edge technology designed to help disabled people of all ages lead more independent lives.
It is the original hands-on national mobility event, showcasing the best possible products and services for an independent lifestyle. Whether you want to test drive, explore vehicle adaptations and conversions, have a go at sport or just find out what’s new in the mobility market – it’s all here
The 2013 event, for the first time at the Telford International Centre, on 27, 28 and 29 June, will celebrate the incredible advancements made in the last 30 years. “The innovation behind some of the robotic products at recent events is light years away from what was available in 1983,” says Jacqui Jones, Chief Executive of Mobility Choice, the charity that organises the Mobility Roadshow. “We have much to celebrate and have big plans for this exciting landmark event.”
Regular visitors will know that this popular event has consistently offered visitors early previews and opportunities to be among the first to try out new products.
Some of the most notable of these have included, the world’s first inclusive drive from wheelchair standard car, the first public showing of the Toyota Prius hybrid, robotic vehicle storage systems, the stair-climbing i-BOT™, the Trekinetic All Terrain Wheelchair, the ReWalk™ robotic walking system and FES fitness and rehabilitation equipment.
Share your favourite memories
Did you attend the very first Mobility Roadshow in 1983 at the Crowthorne Transport Research Laboratory site or any others over the years? If so what are your memories of your visit? Have you found a product or advice at a past Roadshow visit that has made a significant difference to your life? Have you taken up a new interest, hobby or sport that you tried here for the first time? Perhaps you made new friends.
We know that many of you have found your visit inspirational, for some it has opened eyes on a new world of possibility. Many have found a solution to a long-term problem, others a simple gadget that has made daily life more manageable. We have spoken to newly disabled people who felt less isolated, gaining confidence from knowing the level of help that is available from exhibitors.
The organisers are seeking your favourite stories – and pictures – for a special Roadshow Memories Album to be published on the Roadshow website. Be anonymous if you wish, but do please include your contact details when submitting your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org They would love to hear from you.
Test drives on the open road
For the first time in the show’s history, test drives will take place on public roads around the venue, offering visitors a more authentic driving experience.
A carefully planned route, with set off from and return to the Telford International Centre, has been designed in consultation with experienced instructors, who as always will accompany each driver.
You may book a test drive as a disabled driver or passenger, for whom a safe comfortable ride is equally important.
The Mobility Roadshow was the first event to offer opportunities to test drive production model vehicles with a variety of adaptations, enabling people with disabilities the rare opportunity to ‘try before you buy’.
Find out more and keep abreast of news as it unfolds by registering at mobilityroadshow.co.uk to receive updates