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Carbon Black: Taking The Market By Storm

Carbon Black, the Ferrari of wheelchairs, has just hit the UK market and now the company has its sights on international markets.

Offering features never before seen in wheelchairs, Carbon Black is designed to outperform other lightweight wheelchairs in every way, with aesthetics to turn heads. The concept of using carbon fibre – the same material used to create Formula 1 cars and fighter jets – has resulted in a stunning design that is robust and ideally suited to the most active user.

Carbon Black is built bespoke for the customer for size and configuration so it fits and feels perfect.

The benefits of carbon fibre over metal are vast:

  • Incredible strength to weight ratio – Carbon Black weighs only 8.5kg including wheels and tyres.
  • Unparalleled energy efficiency: The ease of pushing is extraordinary and believed to be unmatched by any other wheelchair.
  • Suspension qualities: The monocoque design absorbs bumps and vibration from the road resulting in a smooth comfortable ride without the weight or loss of energy typical of conventional suspension.
  • Carbon fibre is a smooth tactile material that won’t hurt your hands, leave black marks around your home or scratch your car.

The most exciting aspect of the design is the minimal form, here is a chair that really delivers more person, less wheelchair.  No longer do wheelchair users have to let their chair dominate their style and appearance.  Carbon Black is designed to allow the users own style shine through, what wheelchair is seen is more cutting edge design than typical medical device. Carbon Black is changing perceptions of wheelchairs and in turn wheelchair users.

Carbon Black is available to purchase now within the UK.  Seeing is believing, the Carbon Black team are available to carry out demonstrations throughout the UK – contact them via [email protected]

For full details and pricing visit the Carbon Black website

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RNIB College Helps To Develop Skills And Confidence Of Students

Andrew Dunn, 21, has learning difficulties, a visual impairment and other physical issues. He is taking a further education programme at RNIB College in Loughborough and explains what he has gained from college life: “I have learnt so much: how to work independently and in a team, using the computer and working in an office. I have become more confident and my work placement has taught me better social and communications skills. Continue reading

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Finding The Strength To Stand Tall – How Charity, Connect Supports People With Aphasia.

Connect, the communication disability network helps and supports people with aphasia. Aphasia is a communication disability which occurs when the communication centres of the brain are damaged. It is usually caused by stroke, but can also be caused by brain haemorrhage, head injury or tumours.  Robert, a talented artist, a devoted father and partner tells his story of experiencing aphasia.

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