I’m going to admit that I’ve never been a hug fan of the aluminum temporary wheelchair ramps. I think they’re not the most structurally sound and don’t look all that great. I prefer the sturdiness and look of wooden ramps with post footings or a concrete ramps. Here is a temporary ramp that was replaced by a wooden one. Constructed by Specialistic Construction, Inc of Highland, Michigan.
Simply put, move the trash can!
Where I live it’s been a very hot past few days which has me thinking of taking a dip in a swimming pool. For those who might need a lower arm prosthetic, Irish designer Robert MacCarthy has designed a swimming arm prosthetic called Oyogu.
Posted in Concept Designs, Mobility
Tagged amputee, concept design, disabilities, handicapped, inclusive design, lower arm prosthetic, oyogu, prosthesis, robert maccarthy, swimming arm prosthetic, universal design
Recently my ADA In 3D app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices turned 1 year old. To celebrate, the app will be on sale for only $2.99 through the end of June.
ADA In 3D is the ADA building codes fully illustrated and interactive in easy to understand 3D models. Building codes can be hard to understand and visualize, this app makes them easier to understand. Purchase it on iTunes here or on Google Play here.
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged ada, ada compliance, ada compliant, ADA In 3D, americans with disabilities act, android app, disabilities, google play, handicapped, inclusive design, ipad app, iphone app, itunes, universal design
With summer already upon us, many people are already busy with their gardens. An assisted living facility isn’t the first place you might think of having a garden, but here is one. These wheelchair accessible gardens are in Sedona, AZ at Sedona Winds Assisted Living.
Posted in Architecture+Design, Assistive Technology, Commercial, Stylish Products
Tagged aging in place, disabilities, elderly, gardens for humanity, handicapped, inclusive design, sedona winds assisted living, universal design, Wheelchair Accessible, wheelchair accessible gardens
Last week I attended a convention in Nashville at the brand new Music City Center. A huge and beautiful facility with many places to go inside. Between two of the levels is a ramped pathway which is wheelchair accessible.
Posted in Architecture+Design, Commercial
Tagged ada compliance, ada compliant, disabilities, handicapped, inclusive design, music city center, nashville, universal design, Wheelchair Accessible, wheelchair ramp
Everywhere you go stores are gearing up for the lawn and gardening season. Which means a lot more inventory that needs to be put somewhere, usually the parking lot. Which is fine except that what you see above happens all too often.
Posted in Bad Design Style
Tagged accessible parking, ada compliance, ada compliant, bad design, disabilities, disabled parking, elderly, garden center, handicapped, handicapped parking, inclusive design, poorly designed, universal design
For many of us the weather is just now getting warm enough for us to get outside and be active. Cycling being one of those activities. Cycling equipment for people with disabilities usually conjures up images of a racing wheelchair, handbike, or special leg prosthetic. Well British product design student Andrew Flynn thought of another demographic. He designed a special hand prosthesis for cycling called the ProControl.
Posted in Concept Designs, Mobility
Tagged amputee, andrew flynn, cycling, disabilities, hand prosthesis, hand prosthetic, handicapped, inclusive design, procontrol, universal design