Despite the restrictions of this year, Able Amsterdam has continued to grow. I’ve explored some great new places and (virtually) networked with some wonderful people over the past twelve months. A big thank you to everyone who has continued reading my blog.
Here are your favourite blog posts of 2020:
5. A Review of the S-CAPEPLUS evacuation mattress
“If you follow Able Amsterdam, you’ll know I talk a lot about accessibility — being able to easily enter a building when you have reduced mobility. But what about ‘exitability’? How can we ensure people with reduced mobility can just as easily exit a building, especially during emergencies where lifts are off limits?”
In September 2020, I had one of the most interesting Able Amsterdam experiences to date: whizzing down the stairs to test out the S-CAPE PLUS evacuation mattress at the Royal Theatre Carré. Click here to read about my test ride in this potentially life-saving evacuation aid.
4. 8 Wheelchair-friendly breakfast hotspots in Amsterdam
I kicked off the year with some of the best accessible breakfasts in Amsterdam — from heavenly eggs Benedict at Lotti’s to mouthwatering honeycomb pancakes at Dignita. Let’s just say this was an especially fun (delicious!) post to research about (eat for!). And yes, the granola bowl and pancakes in the photo above were as good as they look. Click here for a list of my favourite places for a wheelchair-friendly breakfast in the city.
3. Mobility aids in the spotlight: A review of the Alinker
Created by Dutch designer Barbara Alink, this eye-catching yellow walking bike was the missing puzzle piece to my mobility aid collection. My Alinker gave me a huge amount of mobility, freedom and independence to travel farther and faster than I had in years. Click here to find out more about this unique mobility aid.
2. 5 Museums in Amsterdam that you can visit from the comfort of your sofa
1. 10 Tips for femur fracture recovery
At #1 we have a more personal post based on the four years and six leg surgeries since I shattered my femur, tibia and fibula. It seems quite a few people (almost 1,500 to date!) somehow landed on this little corner of the Internet. Click here to read about how to stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible during femur fracture recovery.