Orlando expo reaches out to those with disabilities

August 20, 2012 by  

This weekend sees the Independence Expo—Orlando for 2012, sponsored by the United Spinal Association, held at the Marriott World Trade Center. The Association is no doubt using flyer printing and poster printing to attract local residents with disabilities so they can explore ways to enhance their lifestyles in work, travel, recreation, and improve their health and mobility.

The theme of the expo for this year is ‘Explore Your Abilities’ and will feature more than 25 interactive demonstrations and workshops. These will include a wide range of topics for liberating and educating the disabled and will include such areas as finding the most suitable mobility equipment, information for wheelchair users regarding traveling with a wheelchair, cutting-edge wheelchairs and assistive technologies, how to make one’s home more accessible, and advice for building one’s resume and other employment-related topics.

There will also be cooking demonstrations and wheelchair sports, as well as 50 vendor exhibits that will provide the opportunity to view and try out products to enhance abilities and mobility. Some of the vendors highlighted include Walgreens, the Mid-Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, UsersFirst, and Able to Travel.

Starting this Friday, August 24 and continuing into Saturday, the event is free to all attendees. Those who pre-register by means of a toll-free number will automatically be entered in a free raffle drawing, with numerous prizes to be won. Parking is free and wheelchair accessible vans will be provided from the parking lot of the hotel to the convention hall.