Top 5 Summer Apps for Wheelchair Users

Get into vacation mode by putting your smartphone to work. Access the following apps to make the most out of summer:

1. Wheelchair Calorimeter – Spend your summer getting in shape by tracking how many calories you burn while exercising in a manual wheelchair. The GPS-powered app also tracks climb and can be customized with your weight and the weight of your chair or handbike. Cost: $0.99

2. Extreme Wheelchairing – Get in the game with this app that lets you do stunts and jumps and proceed through 21 levels. Cost: Free

3. AbleRoad – Tired of accessibility information that’s not accurate? Provide your own ratings of the places you visit this summer with this handy app. The app offers accessibility information on nearby restaurants, stores, hotels, salons and theaters along with ratings from users just like you. Cost: Freewheelchairtennis200

4. letsrollwheelchairtennis – Pick up a new hobby this summer. Learn how to play wheelchair tennis with six-time world champion David Hall and his coach Rich Berman. The comprehensive video series covers all of the basics. Cost: Free

5. TripTripHooray – Plan your getaway with ease using this app that allows users to select criteria—such as wheelchair accessible—for a customizable search. Covers travel locally, nearby or abroad. Cost: Free

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