New Jersey Abilities Expo – May 1-3, 2015

It was another great weekend for Crytico in New Jersey!  Over the three days of the Abilities Expo trade show, we had the pleasure of speaking with lots of consumers from all over the Northeast.

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Our new friend John

Our main goal for exhibiting at the expo is to grow awareness for Crytico.com.  Since the website is fairly new, any exposure we can get for it is wonderful and the expo provides a perfect medium to promote it.  Lots of people wanted to give us reviews on the spot, like the ones below:

Braun Chrysler Wheechair Van

Savaria Home Elevator

Pride Go-Go LX

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Brett and Monique

We also had the pleasure of meeting Brett from a unique website called BrettApproved.com.  Brett started Brettapprved a year ago and it is a review website for the accessibility of restaurants, theaters and hotels.  Where yelp users rate the food, the cleanliness of various places, Brettapproved lets people write about how accessible all of these places are.  ADA standards are great, but they cover the bare minimum of what many users actually need.

Let us know if you have any questions or feedback for us.  info@crytico.com / 844-CRYTICO

Tradeshows & Expos for People with Disabilities

Ever wish there was one place you could go and see hundreds of different products and talk to manufacturer representatives? Well, you are in luck as there are multiple wonderful events around the country that take place annually.

Abilities Expo

Abilities Expo
Now in six cities across the nation, each Abilities Expo offers three days of access to the latest technologies and resources for ALL disabilities, informative workshops on issues that most resonate with the Community and fun activities like adaptive sports, dance, assistive animal demos and more. Here are dates and links to the 2015 Abilities Expo Schedule:
Los Angeles – March 6-8
New York/New Jersey – May 1-3
Chicago – June 12-14
Houston – July 31-Aug 2
Boston – Sept 18-20
Washington, DC – Dec 4-6

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The show will bring together thousands of home medical equipment providers, home health care professionals, and leading manufacturers of home health care products and technology. Medtrade shows continue to be the largest forums for Home Medical Equipment products and services, educational sessions on current issues and networking with your industry peers.  Medtrade offers two expos:
Las Vegas – March 31-April 1
Fall show dates and locations are TBD

In addition to these massive expos many local mobility dealers in your area hold “Open Houses” where they invite manufacturer reps and have lots of products on display.  To locate dealers in your area, go to Crytico and enter your zip code into the Mobility Dealer search.

As always, you can use Crytico as a great resource to browse through thousands of different products.  We can connect you with authorized sellers of products for any further information you may need.  Contact us anytime at info@crytico.com.

 

 

 

CRYTICO TO EXHIBIT AT THE LOS ANGELES ABILITIES EXPO

Tea, SD – January 27, 2015 – Crytico announced today it would be exhibiting in the upcoming Abilities Expo in Los Angeles, CA.  Crytico will have a 10 x 10 booth display with marketing material and information about their website, www.crytico.com.

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Launched in September of 2014, Crytico is a review website 100% dedicated to products and services for people with mobility issues.  Owners of mobility products can rate and write reviews on anything from walking aids, mobility scooters, driving aids, wheelchair vans, etc.  In turn, consumers of those products can go to Crytico.com to read reviews on products before they make their buying decision.

A unique feature of Crytico.com is the ability to link up consumers with local dealers who sell various mobility products.  With over 5000 products on the market and over 2000 local providers who sell mobility equipment, it can get perplexing and overwhelming for shoppers.  Not every local provider sells every mobility product, or every manufacturer.  Crytico’s goal is to take some confusion out of the shopping process by guiding consumers through the web of the mobility industry.

Abilities Expo is a perfect venue for us to spread awareness about Crytico.com,” said Monique McGivney a mobility advocate for Crytico.  “Every person that visits the expo can benefit from crytico.com since it lists hundreds of mobility providers and thousands of mobility products.  Whether a person just needs to be connected with someone who can repair their wheelchair to someone who is in the market for a home stair lift, Crytico.com can help.”

Crytico Abilities Expo

Crytico will be in booth #720 at the Abilities Expo on Friday March 6, 2015 through Sunday, March 8, 2015.  Hours for the expo are 11:00am to 5:00pm daily and admission is free.  The expo is about bringing necessary products and services together under one roof for the community of people with disabilities.  Abilities Expo goal is to introduce opportunities that can enrich your life…especially ones that you never knew were out there.

About Crytico
Crytico.com was created by industry experts who have worked in the mobility product arena for several decades, recognizing a void of opinions on products and services customers purchase. Crytico.com is the first and only premier review site that is 100% dedicated to mobility products and services mobility dealers provide. For more information contact Monique@crytico.com.

Abilities Expo – San Jose, CA

If you have the opportunity to attend an Abilities Expo trade show, do it.  These expo’s are informative, educational and fun.  Abilities Expo’s are run in six major cities around the United States and people come from all over to attend.

Abilities Expo

These trade shows have hundreds of vendors and displays of products and services dedicated to people with disabilities or people who have mobility or developmental issues.  Imagine being able to connect with non-profits, local services and products that you didn’t know existed all in one place.

Upsee from Firefly

Upsee from Firefly

This product, Upsee by Firefly was amazing to see.  The Upsee is a mobility device that lets children with motor impairment stand and walk with the help of an adult.  The representative from Firefly was kind and passionate about this product and seeing smiles on children’s faces who maybe standing for he first time.

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Wheelchairs and Mobility vehicles take up a bulk of the expo which is very beneficial for attendees since you get to check out lots of different brands all in one place.  Imagine looking at brands like Permobil, Pride, and TiLite wheelchairs all in one place and getting the opportunity to speak with manufacturer’s representatives.

Assist Dogs

Organizations like California Canine,  non-profit, 501(c)3, organization that provides trained special dogs to assist disabled individuals in order to make their lives easier with more freedom and independence, have representatives there.  The list goes on and on and so does the laughter and fun.  

CryticoAt the Crytico booth, we were giving out LED rings and necklaces for people who wrote a review on their mobility scooter or wheelchair van or local mobility dealer.  It was fun to see little girls and not so little girls rolling around with a little bling.  Check out Abilities Expos if you can, it’ll be well worth your time.

Local Mobility Event

Small local mobility events are great ways to get introduced to products and people in your community.  I recently attended an open house at a mobility equipment dealer in Phoenix, Performance Mobility.

Performance Mobility

This particular event was open to the public and there were many incentives for customers, both new and old, to visit these type of mobility events.

Mobility Open House

Usually the food is great!

Mobility Dealer

 

Secondly, there is manufacturers representatives that fly in from corporate offices.  The benefit to you as a consumer is that you get to talk to the experts of the products on display.

Full size handicap van

Third, there are multiple products on display for you to get in or test.  Many dealers who put on these events bring in products from all over to ensure they have a good representation of everything they sell.  Anything from driving controls, to scooter lifts, wheelchair vans, and stair lifts is on display.

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Lastly, there is free stuff!!  From pens to tv’s, many of these mobility events have some great give-aways, raffles and prizes.  Do some checking in your area and see if and when some local events may be occurring; it’ll be worth your time to attend.