Access Independence, Inc

Access Independence, Inc 324 Hope Dr. Winchester,Va 22601 540-662-4452 accessindependence.org "Promoting Independent Living" The Vision of Access Independence is a barrier-free community for all individuals to achieve their greatest potential.

Mission: Access Independence’s mission is to promote independent living by providing services that enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities living in Virginia’s Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Operating as usual

01/26/2021

Our office is CLOSED to the public today because of the weather, if you need to, you can leave a message and we will get back to you on Wednesday. Thank You !!

Finally one for us wheelchair users !!   lol
01/25/2021

Finally one for us wheelchair users !! lol

Me and Bernie Sanders waiting patiently for this asshole to move so we can get up my ramp!

01/25/2021
Can this 'wheelchair' Really Climb STAIRS?! - Mobile Stairlift

This mobile stair climber gets you to the top (or bottom) of the stairs but not very functional because your wheelchair is left behind *image of a couple using a stair climber*

Finally, with technology, stairs are less of an obstacle. Check out the Mobile Stair Lift HERE: https://www.mobilestairlift.com/collections/mobile-stairlifts (this video is not sponsored) Its fun to check out new pieces of technology that can make things easier for someone in a wheelchair. Stairs ar...

Access Independence, Inc's cover photo
01/25/2021

Access Independence, Inc's cover photo

More people with disabilities are showing up on TV, playing people with disabilities !!
01/22/2021
Disability Representation On TV Breaks Record

More people with disabilities are showing up on TV, playing people with disabilities !!

Characters with disabilities are set to account for a larger percentage of those on prime-time television shows this season than ever before, according to a new analysis.

An inclusive accessible housing development coming to California, all states need something like this !!
01/22/2021
Backed By Google, Inclusive Housing Project Moves Forward

An inclusive accessible housing development coming to California, all states need something like this !!

Designed with adults with developmental disabilities in mind, a new inclusive housing development is on track to begin construction this summer with a little help from Google.

White House website is now more accessible for all to use
01/21/2021
The Biden administration quickly revamped the White House website. Here’s how.

White House website is now more accessible for all to use

The Biden AdministrationliveLatest UpdatesBiden Takes OfficePandemic Response17 Executive Orders SignedAdvertisementContinue reading the main storyBiden Kicks Off Term With Executive Orders and Prime-Time CelebrationThe Biden administration quickly revamped the White House website. Here’s how.Jan....

Thoughtful Thursday.....Just be Kind
01/21/2021

Thoughtful Thursday.....Just be Kind

Wheelchair users now starting to get the COVID-19 vaccine
01/19/2021
Wheelchair Users' Experiences With New COVID-19 Vaccine

Wheelchair users now starting to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Wheelchair users are starting to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and report being relieved that they may soon be immune to the virus. “In short, it is amazing! I have waited on this since March, and I feel like I can now finally see the light at the

Wow, this guy climbing on the outside of a building in his wheelchair, trying to raise money
01/19/2021
In wheelchair, paraplegic Lai Chi-wai climbs up skyscraper in Hong Kong

Wow, this guy climbing on the outside of a building in his wheelchair, trying to raise money

Lai Chi-wai became the first in Hong Kong to climb more than 250 meters of a skyscraper while strapped into a wheelchair as he pulled himself up for more than 10 hours on Saturday to raise money for spinal cord patients.

We are CLOSED today in observance of Martin Luther King day, we will be open regular hours on Tuesday.
01/18/2021

We are CLOSED today in observance of Martin Luther King day, we will be open regular hours on Tuesday.

Hi! I truly hope you’ve enjoyed my Pampered Chef  party ! I have extended this Pampered Chef online fundraiser thru the ...
01/15/2021
Pampered Chef Party

Hi! I truly hope you’ve enjoyed my Pampered Chef party !
I have extended this Pampered Chef online fundraiser thru the weekend....do your someone you know love to cook/bake?? Or just like kitchen gadgets?? PLEASE SHARE!!! Proceeds benefit Access Independence, Inc. book a future online/virtual party and we earn even more and you can earn some awesome stuff too!!!

Here is the link to order:
https://www.pamperedchef.com/party/karenharris1207

Your Invited to a New Year New You Pampered Chef Facebook Party!! I am excited for you to join us for this virtual party to see what all pampered chef has to offer you ! We will have many games, & Delicious recipes plus great videos to watch about our amazing product line! Join the Fun and invite yo...

From our friends @ United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley
01/14/2021

From our friends @ United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley

Walmart is supporting your local United Way by giving shoppers the opportunity to round-up their purchases to the nearest $ and donate the change. Round-up is available on WalMart.com and the Walmart app through Jan. 29!

5 Important disability related issues
01/14/2021
5 Reasons Why Disability Issues Should Be A Higher Priority, Even Now

5 Important disability related issues

Disability issues are far more important and relevant than most people realize. They also offer ground for some tentative returns to a semblance of political bipartisanship, and restoration of faith in society’s ability to do things better.

Great story about a non-profit in Richmond Va. building ramps for people that need them
01/13/2021
Woman leads organization building wheelchair ramps

Great story about a non-profit in Richmond Va. building ramps for people that need them

RICHMOND, Va. — To those who know her, Susan Revere exemplifies one of the key ingredients of doing things for others: working behind the scenes and being an instrument of a good cause. Many area residents may be familiar with the nonprofit organization she leads, RampsRVA, which is short for Ramp...

This guy mounted a nerf gun on his chair so he could play with his son !!
01/13/2021
SPINALpedia

This guy mounted a nerf gun on his chair so he could play with his son !!

The University of Utah has made a wheelchair-mounted Nerf gun, enabling a dad that uses a wheelchair to shoot Nerf guns with his son :D #nerf #wheelchairdad

01/12/2021
MITS of Virginia

Check out our friends @ MITS of Virginia for Accessible Vans, located in Waynesboro Va. !!

Welcome 2021!! Let's get this year rolling!! We are open for business Monday thru Friday from 8am until 5pm.

As always we have an ever changing inventory of wheelchair accessible vans for sale. We have new and used lift chairs in stock or if you would rather order a one more suited to you we would be happy to do that for you, several used scooters for great prices and multiple other items like shower chairs, bedside commodes, rollators, transport chairs and more!!

Let's start the New Year off with some great products and fantastic pricing!! Say you saw the ad here and until the end of the month we will give you an additional 10% new or used DME equipment that is owned by MITS (items on consignment are not included) !

Check out this Snowman !!
01/11/2021

Check out this Snowman !!

SCI Photo of the Week: Daniel Moseley and his snowman on wheels 👍😝 Follow him on IG at @daniel.moseley #spinalcordinjury #wheelchair #quadriplegic #UK #snowman

Address

324 Hope Dr
Winchester, VA
22601

General information

Access Independence Inc. (AI) is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) serving the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah and the city of Winchester. We are a consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, non-residential, private, non-profit organization that is designed and operated within our local region by individuals with disabilities.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(540) 662-4452

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Who We Are

We are people with disabilities empowering people with disabilities; We believe in being ethical and having integrity; We believe in treating people with respect and dignity; We believe in the principles of equal rights, access, and opportunities for all.

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I got a chance to see Chris Mitchell from Q102 at the old town mall this morning. we went down there to give the Fox 5 morning team some of our Roll Your Own T-shirts and tell Kevin, Tucker and Annie about what Access is about. It was really great to see people from so many business and local community service groups. Towards the end of this video you can catch when Chris and I got to talk about Roll Your Own.
Roll Your Own Fun!
Thank you Access Independence for having us back again for this great, important event. We can't wait to share the day with you!
There's a reason for those painted white lines beside accessible parking spaces. They are there so disabled persons with side equipped wheelchair lifts(like I have) can get into their vehicles. Imagine my frustration and anger when I came out of Costco and found this!! The owner of the vehicle eventually came out and was confronted. Her excuse for parking there: "I was only going to be in the store a few minutes" DOESN'T MATTER "There were no available parking spaces" WRONG There were plenty of spaces. She just didn't want to walk an additional 50 feet. Okay.... vent done.
Have you downloaded the Get Help Winchester app yet? Thanks to Brandan Thomas for providing this local resource. It’s still new, so if you have helpful info to enhance this resource please share.