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How can a wheelchair-bound college student travel Asia with her American friend? Ideas?

1 Comment 29 January 2014

Question by yilingonly: How can a wheelchair-bound college student travel Asia with her American friend? Ideas?
Hi! I am a 20-year-old from Asia who has not known the limitlessness of life until I met Tif, an outdoor American girl who brought me on bike rides and donkey rides. I have never travelled without my parents but would like to do so within the next year. Any suggestions?

Several issues include: wheelchair accessibility, accessible bathroom, backpacking tools, light-weight mobility equipments, options for transportation, cost? We have considered Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, and the Philippines… but we don’t know if it is too difficult for us.

Also, what can we do to get sponsors and people to help? We’re thinking of putting together an inspirational program and both of us can speak to inspire the local people. Please suggest!!!

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Answer by sonny_too_much
I am an American male in good health and I find getting around in most Asian cities a real challenge, Not only do they not have handicapped accessible public bath rooms. they do not even have bath rooms.
There are very few places that you will find a sidewalk in the sense that we think of a sidewalk. If it is a sidewalk, there are vendors set up on it and people driving trucks on it.
The major cities of China do not fit this pattern. You can get around Beijing, Shenyang, Shenzhen very well. But public transport is not accessible. Forget about trying Bangkok or Manila.
But if you have enough grit , you can do anything. It really depends on your mind set.
Try it and love the adventure !

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Is the cost of building a wheelchair ramp tax deductible if I am renting the home?

4 Comments 29 January 2014

Question by JC: Is the cost of building a wheelchair ramp tax deductible if I am renting the home?
My wife and I paid our own money to add a wheelchair ramp to a home that we are renting. I’m quite sure that this cost would be deductible if we owned the home, but I’m not clear about our status with this as renters. Is it spelled out clearly someplace?

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Answer by the tax lady
It’s implied.

However, as a medical expense, only the amounts above 7.5% of your AGI can be added to schedule A. If your total for schedule A is less than $ 11,400, you won’t see a reduction in your taxes.

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How can a wheelchair-bound college student travel Asia with her American friend? Ideas?

1 Comment 29 January 2014

Question by yilingonly: How can a wheelchair-bound college student travel Asia with her American friend? Ideas?
Hi! I am a 20-year-old from Asia who has not known the limitlessness of life until I met Tif, an outdoor American girl who brought me on bike rides and donkey rides. I have never travelled without my parents but would like to do so within the next year. Any suggestions?

Several issues include: wheelchair accessibility, accessible bathroom, backpacking tools, light-weight mobility equipments, options for transportation, cost? We have considered Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, and the Philippines… but we don’t know if it is too difficult for us.

Also, what can we do to get sponsors and people to help? We’re thinking of putting together an inspirational program and both of us can speak to inspire the local people. Please suggest!!!

Best answer:

Answer by love2travel
There may be ideas in this book:
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9406E7DB1038F932A2575AC0A962958260

Good luck!

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WCMX: Taking Wheelchairs To New Heights

No Comments 29 January 2014

WCMX: Taking Wheelchairs To New Heights
Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is perched at the top of a 50-foot “giganta” ramp in the middle of Madison Square Garden. His wheels are pointed down the precipitous slope toward a gap the length of three parallel-parked cars, which he intends to jump.
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Wheelchair appeal's black and white celebration
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Appeal's 317th and 318th specially adapted wheelchairs to local deserving boys Sean Dolman,12, from Widnes and Toby Griffiths, 15, from Alsager. Members and friends of the club got to rub …
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Wheelchairs Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available
Over the past three years, the average price of wheelchairs has slightly increased as a result of the expanding population of people aged 65 and older, the increase in healthcare spending and higher input costs. To help procurement professionals make …
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Airport wheelchair agents to get less than minimum wage
You want to get paid the minimum wage? Tough. That was the message private contractor Air Serv sent its airport wheelchair agents in a Dec. 30 memo obtained by the Daily News. RELATED: LAGUARDIA AIRPORT ID CHECKER SURVIVES ON CHURCH …
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Q&A: Who can I sue to get my medical cost covered from a football injury?

No Comments 04 December 2013

Question by KB!!: Who can I sue to get my medical cost covered from a football injury?
I play for an amateur football league in Michigan. We pay a small fee to play 16 games with playoffs, and a championship game. During the “preseason” teams organize scrimmages to get ready for the regular season. A week before the start of the regular season, our team organized a scrimmage with another team.

During this game I ended up breaking my ankle and leg.

If the league recognized the scrimmage on their website and I did not sign an injury waiver, am I allowed to sue for the cost not covered by my insurance? If so, what are the chances the league would have to cover the cost?

Cost incurred are: Ambulance trip to Emergency room, Surgery which included anesthesia, prescription pain pills, mobility equipment, physical therapy (still ongoing)..

The league is an LLC and from my knowledge they do not carry liability insurance, as the management of the league is unorganized.

What are my options here?

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Answer by T
Your option is to accept the fact that breaking your leg is a reasonable risk that you assumed when you voluntarily participated in a football scrimmage. The league isn’t responsible or negligent in this matter.

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