If it is imperative to use a wheelchair when one has to. The million dollar question here when accepting that wheelchair is going to be your way of life and how to work on turning this mechanical device into a lifelong friend. To access what your priorities, identify what kind of functions performed by your wheelchair would make your life easier.
This flexibility or friendliness could be worked upon by adding to your wheelchair a variety of add-ons or accessories. These range from the mere basic ones to little advanced ones to very sophisticated ones. As the wheelchair becomes your way of life, these accessories also give you an outlet to give your wheelchair its persona.
Just to give you an idea of the variety of accessories available for your electric wheelchair, the basic ones could be listed as adjustable backrests (back rests adjustable from straight to recline positions), extra cushions for your back, limbs or neck, cane holder attachment, a multipurpose cup / beverage holder etc. The advanced one could be listed as straps for laptops and PDAs, motorized hand and foot control. If money is not an issue then you can even go in for the voice activated devices. These accessories are here to provide you convenience and additional comfort.
For people who are on the move, indoors or outdoors and do not wish their schedules to be hampered by the weather, a few basic accessories like a great cup holder, an umbrella and a cane holder can work wonders. You are no longer inconvenienced by your periodic dose of caffeine, or the afternoon sugar rush, since it is sitting right at your fingertips as you cruise around your favorite art exhibition or are in the park enjoying the evening band playing. This company of your favorite beverage, thanks to the cup holder attached to your wheelchair, could mean a lot to you when unfortunately, mobility is not so easy as it is for others. The cup holder is like an occasional table in the corner of your house, important but hardly noticed.
The above mentioned wheelchair add-ons would make your wheel chair use much more convenient and pleasant. These and many more wheel chair accessories are available at a reasonable rate at the store around the corner or over the internet. Wishing you all the best with better mobility.