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Stair Climber Accident - Are HDB Flats Truly Barrier Free?

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A 64-year-old wheelchair user died after falling down a small flight of steps outside his flat. He was using a stair climber called the Stair Aid, which was used to bring him down a flight of steps together with his wheelchair outside his 1st-storey flat in Hougang Avenue 7. Unfortunately, on December 20, 2016, his wheelchair became detached from the stair climber, and he tumbled down the steps. He injured his head in the fall and passed away the following day. A coroner's inquiry revealed that this could have been caused by the wheelchair not being properly secured to the...

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Inconsiderate Mobility Scooter Uncle on MRT

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We would like to remind all mobility scooter users to be considerate when using public transport such as the MRT or Wheelchair-Accessible Buses (WAB's). If you're going to take the MRT, please park your scooter at the are designated for wheelchairs and turn off your ignition key. This way, you will not obstruct any of the traffic moving within the train, and you will not take up any of the seats meant for other commuters. Please do not follow this uncle's example. Even though his mobility scooter already comes with a comfortable padded seat, he still takes up a priority seat...

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Mobility Scooter on Patrol

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Mobility scooter on patrol! This is our latest project, we retrofitted some Akame mobility scooters with a "Security on Patrol" signboard.

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Motorised Wheelchair almost Knocked Down by Bus

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  This motorised wheelchair user was almost knocked down by a bus this afternoon. He was on the main road, going against traffic, and was narrowly missed by a bus turning into a bus stop. I shouted out to him, told him it's dangerous to drive on the road, should drive on the pavement. He just ignored me, shook his head, said something (which I couldn't hear, but I doubt it was pleasant), and continued driving on. This video which I took shortly after gives you an idea of how dangerous it was. Under the LTA Active Mobility Bill, motorised...

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Repair of AKAME mobility scooters

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We are now taking care of the after-sales needs of all Akame mobility scooter owners! We have so far handled 6 Akame scooter repairs. 4 of them were relative simple change of battery jobs. One was for Mr Chng at Boon Keng, one of his tyres had a puncture. Instead of changing the tube which would have cost $30 (excluding labour), we used a tyre sealant which costed him only $5. Furthermore, we added sealant to all 4 tyres, which means his tyres would be puncture-proof for the next 1 - 2 years or so. Another was for Mdm Kang, whose...

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