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The First Abilities Expo Virtual Experience
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The First Abilities Expo Virtual Experience

Abilities Expo is the largest expo for disability related products in the world. This year expo was held on June 19-21 virtually.

The annual Abilities Expo which is always held in 7 major cities across the United States came to the homes of participants virtually via Abilities first ever virtual expo.

Participants who have never had the opportunity to attend past Abilities expo had an opportunity to do so without masks, travel, social distancing or any other pandemic-related worries.

Abilities Virtual Experience captured the same scope at its live expos by featuring performances from groups like the Rollettes, instructional adaptive yoga and fitness classes and even a wheelchair maintenance workshop.

Product vendors were at the heart of the Abilities Virtual Experience. There was a landing spot for products display, an integrated query system for question and answers, personalized information and recommendations. There was also live performances and informative workshops at the Abilities virtual expo.

The Abilities Expo virtual experience reached a wider audience, on attendance are participants people from Germany, Egypt and UAE.

"Whenever it’s safe to host mass gatherings again, the live expos will be back up and running," Lew Shormer, the chairman of Abilities Expo said. “The virtual isn’t going to compete with the live, but it’s going to expand the live."

Abilities Expo Virtual Experience was free to everyone. Apart from many new products showcased at the event, there are few noteworthy workshops.

Top 4 workshops at the virtual event are:

  • Accessible home design: Outdoor spaces by Mark Thompson from thhe Paralyzed Veterans of America.
  • Creating a sensory room at home presented by Ericka L. Polanco Webb, MBA, Master IEP Coach, The Sinking Heels of Motherhood
  • Healthy lifestyle: Connecting mental health to overall health by Tracy Williams from Nutrition Advocate.
  • Open your world with accessible travel by John Morris, Founder, WheelchairTravel.

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