The Abilities Expo is a traveling show that goes around the country to big cities like Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and New York. The event showcases products and services to people with disabilities.
I just spent this past weekend at the Expo in Atlanta. The event is completely free and you do not have to have a disability to attend. My Aunt, Phyllis, and cousin, Brandon, went along with me on the trip.
The Permobil wheelchair manufacturing company was on-hand to do tune-ups on wheelchairs. I received four new tires plus I was able to “pimp my ride” with some shiny red hubcaps. The cool part about it was that everything was free.
There were accessible vehicles, including an accesible pickup truck. I know I’ve mentioned the truck on my blog before, but it’s so cool that I had to mention it again.
Touch the Future was one of the organizations that provides computers, adapted keyboards and other assistive technology for people with a range of disabilies.
The Walk and Roll Dance Team performed some routines to songs by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. They certainly got the crowd dancing and groovin’ to the beat.
I met up with a friend, Jarae Anderson, who is from South Carolina. She enjoyed the Expo and looks forward to attending the event again next year.
If you’ve never been to an Abilities Expo, it’s definitely something you have to check out! Go to www.abilititiesexpo.com to see when the Abilities Expo is coming to a city near you.
The video below recaps all the fun!