From November 16-18 HDS MEDALLION® will be at the Abilities Expo in San Jose at the McEnery Convention Center. Over the past year we have attended Expos in Houston and New York and we have been very gratified by the positive energy and tight knit community of people who use wheelchairs, power chairs and other medical mobility devices. The San Jose Expo will feature cutting-edge product demonstrations, free workshops dealing with issues affecting the community and fun events including sports and dance performances.
The 2012 San Jose Abilities Expo will feature helpful workshops with topics including How to Select the Right Accessible Vehicle, Travel the World: Tips for Travelers with Disabilities and Pediatric Power Mobility: Functional Solutions for Kids. The workshops will end on Saturday the 17th with a sneak peak at Season 2 of Push Girls, the hit show on the Sundance Channel that follows the lives of several women who have had to adjust to life in a wheelchair. Some of the Push Girls stars will be present to meet with fans and share what it’s like to be part of show that changes perceptions about life in a wheelchair. We’ve met Auti Angel and Chelsie Hill and look forward to meeting Mia, Tiffany or Angela at this show.
Of course, HDS MEDALLION® will be setting up our booth (#100) and promoting the Classic and Premier Collection Designer Carryall bags we’ve brought to other shows. We’ve been very touched by the response we’ve gotten from wheelchair and power chair users about our bags and have also been keen to react positively to the feedback we’ve received about how to improve existing bags and ideas for designing new bags.
We’re also hoping our manufacturer completes in time a new bag called Princes Damask in beautiful pink and purple. It’s smaller than our current bags and features and inside pocket with a flap where you can place personal items with privacy. The bag would make a great present for a girl or young woman who uses a power chair. We’re sure the folks in San Jose will have plenty to say about our bags and we look forward to making many new friends at this awesome event. Stop in and say hello!