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Handicapped on the beach: ask for a tiralo and a handiplagiste

Foto van tiralo
So, walking is hard but you want to enoy the beach and the sea? No problem in France.
Lots of beaches are labeled Handiplage. On these beaches you mostly find adapted toilets and special 'roads' for wheelchairs. Now you're on the beach, but you want to get into the sea. Still no problem. The French invented the tiralo, a special wheelchair on very thick tires. It's pulled into the water and you may easily get out of it to swim in the waves. Nobody to pull it or to have an eye on you while you're bathing? Just ask for a handiplagiste. This volonteer is not only a well trained swimmer, he (or she) also learns how handle all kinds of handicaps.
Posted by Peter on august 17, 2006 at 07:15 AM

What do you think? (3)

On 01-09-2007 Dick Spijkerman said:

De Tiralo water-rolstoel is zeer interessant.
Waar is deze rolstoel te koop?

Graag lees ik een reactie.



Dick Spijkerman


On 01-09-2007 said:
Beste Dick,

Bij Sofamed kun je ze online bestellen voor 1566 euro. Je zult vermoedelijk alleen apart afspraken moeten maken over aflevering bij jou, want in hun voorwaarden spreken ze alleen over aflevering in Frankrijk en zijn overzeese gebiedsdelen.


On 26-08-2011 jaap koopmansaid:
Inderdaad, de tiralo is ideaal. Niet alleen in Frankrijk maar ook in Spanje. Op Tenerife bij de plaats Los Christianos. Hier zijn op een speciaal strand, de hele dag mensen van het Rode Kruis om te helpen. Er is zelfs een tillift aanwezig. Geweldig Mijn vrouw is spastisch en kan daardoor de handen niet gebruiken. Voor het eerst in 58 jaar kon zij hierdoor zwemmen in de oceaan.

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