Trading places: DisabledGear.com

A recent post on www.enabledbydesign.org looking for a secondhand theracycle reminded me of a blog post I’ve been meaning to write for quite some time…

Earlier this year at Naidex 2009, I met Guy Harris who was developing the idea of a website to buy and sell secondhand assistive equipment such as mobility scooters, wheelchairs and the like. Six months later, at last month’s Rehacare in Dusseldorf, I heard someone calling my name, much to my surprise! It was Guy and he had lots of news to share about his website www.disabledgear.com, which has now launched and is quickly gathering momentum.

DisabledGear logo

Guy felt that there was a very real need for affordable kit and a place for people to buy it, as well as sell assistive equipment that is no longer needed or used. The result is DisabledGear.com. Although the site is mainly dedicated to buying and selling secondhand items, there are plans in the pipeline to further develop the range of new products on offer too…

Having had a good look around the website, I wasn’t able to find a specific area to post/add wanted items (sorry blakesma), but perhaps you could submit an advert clearly marked WANTED. Would this work for you Guy?

DisabledGear.com is a much needed marketplace for secondhand assistive equipment, so go and check it out for yourself!