It’s been a very long time since our last post and someday Universal Design Style will come back. But in the meantime, a very close friend of ours recently lost her battle with cancer. Amanda leaves behind a husband and sweet seven year old son who shouldn’t have to deal with the loss of his loving mother. To help her family with the financial pains of hospital and funeral costs, a GoFundMe page was setup. Even if you can only donate a few dollars, we’ll be more than thankful.
Awhile back I wrote about the Kenguru which is a wheelchair accessible car being manufactured in Texas. Today we have a concept design vehicle that takes the basic form of the Kenguru and amps up the looks.
Planning a trip to the Magic Kingdom and need a place to stay that wheelchair accessible? Is also super fancy with a breathtaking swimming pool? Well then maybe the Greendale Villa is for you. A wheelchair accessible vacation rental within an hour of Disney World.
Ever hear of a yurt? Well it’s kind of like a very fancy tent that was used by nomads in Central Asia. Recently here in the West they’ve been built for nature lovers that would like a place to stay. Somewhere a cross between the amenities of a log cabin and a tent. They can also be made wheelchair accessible as can be seen by this one in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Posted in Architecture+Design, Residential
Tagged ada compliance, ada compliant, blue ridge mountains, disabilities, handicapped, inclusive design, universal design, Wheelchair Accessible, wheelchair ramp, yurt
This is a wheelchair ramp made for a museum in Indonesia. While I appreciate the attempt at accessibility, it’s not perfect.
CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD
So this is really cool, a wheelchair accessible kayak dock located at Lake Cunnigham in Omaha, Nebraska. The lake is popular with many types of water vehicles including kayaks so recently the Parks and Recreation Department made a wheelchair accessible area.
Posted in Architecture+Design, Commercial
Tagged ada compliance, ada compliant, disabilities, ez dock, handicapped, inclusive design, kayak dock, lake cunningham, omaha parks and rec, qli, universal design, Wheelchair Accessible, wheelchair accessible kayak dock
Many people may already be familiar with this product but there may be some that are not. This is a powered handcycle that can be attached to a manual wheelchair and turn it into an electric trike.
So this is a restaurant’s solution to make their entrance wheelchair accessible. Sorry but that is not a good solution nor is it ADA compliant. Too steep, too narrow, no guards, and too dangerous.