There’s a large and varied range of wheelchair accessories available. From the serious and practical to the whimsy and fun, we’ve gathered a selection of some of the most useful and the most fun accessories.

Umbrella holder

A simple yet super practical solution for those unexpected changes in the weather, the umbrella holder will also ensure that some not so good weather doesn’t force you to change your plans.

Picture: https://www.breezemobility.com.au/products/wheelchair-scooter-umbrella-holder

Electric or manual handcycle

If you love adventure, an electric or manual handcycle might be just up your alley. Available in a wide range of different styles, handcycles or hand bikes can make once tough inclines easy and long distances much more accessible. In addition, the manual cycle even works double duty as a way to fit some exercise into your day.

Picture: https://www.sunrisemedical.com.au/wheelchairs/quickie/wheelchair-hand-bikes/attitude-power

Spoke Covers

If you’re looking to add some colour to your wheelchair you can’t go wrong with some bright and fun spoke covers. Check out the gorgeous designs from Izzy Wheels (read more about this inspiring company here) for example. While if you’re looking for something a little more low-key, you can find covers in plain colours too.

Image is of sisters Alibhe and Izzy Keane, founders of Izzy Wheels,

Picture: https://www.informonline.org.au/whimsy-izzy-wheels-a-conversation-starter/

Cup holder

Cup holders for wheelchairs come in all shapes and sizes and are certainly one of the most useful accessories available. From a water bottle to a travel mug, above all cup holders can help you keep moving and keep hydrated.

Picture: https://www.performancehealth.com/collapsible-drink-holder

Wheelchair packs

Wallet, keys, phone, a water bottle, some snacks, maybe a book or your diary. By the time you leave the house, the stack of things you’re taking with you can be pretty big. As a result, figuring out where to put it all is the big challenge. So that’s where a bag or pack that attaches to the back, side or underside of your wheelchair comes in. There’s a wide range available in different styles. And there’s bound to be something that will fit you, your style and your lifestyle.

Picture: https://www.performancehealth.com/wheelchair-carryon-packs

Do you use a wheelchair accessory that makes your life easier? Maybe something that makes travel or work easier and more enjoyable? Perhaps you’ve added an accessory to your wheelchair that really makes it stand out from the crowd. If you do, we’d love to hear all about it!

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