Robert Townsend of Seashore Access and Mobility demonstrates a whill, world’s most maneuverable motorized wheelchair, programmable via smart phone.

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation is gearing up for the second annual Ability Fair, which will take place on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event showcases products and services designed to improve the lives of those with physical challenges and will take place at the Stockton University Campus Center in Pomona, New Jersey.


A free, one-day event, the Ability Fair is modeled after similar three-day events held in major cities across the nation and will cater to people who live in South Jersey and the greater Philadelphia region.


Last year’s Ability Fair was a tremendous success, with more than 65 vendors and nearly 500 people in attendance.  This year’s event is expected to be even more successful. With three months to go, there are already 28 vendors scheduled to attend, and the list continues to grow every day.


While the Ability Fair will welcome back many of the same vendors as last year, there are several newcomers, including Able Care Group, Allard USA, Inc., Disability Rights New Jersey, The Health Center at Galloway and Right at Home.


Attendees may participate in door prizes and giveaways as well as watch live demonstrations from a handful of vendors, including the ARGO ReWalk exoskeleton, a battery powered device that enables some spinal cord patients to walk again.


Admission to the Ability Fair is free, and there is plenty of free parking with easy ramp access to the building.  The event is scooter, walker and wheelchair accessible.  To learn more or to register to attend, visit


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