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Hidden Ironing Board by KraftMaid

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Honestly, I don’t know many people who like ironing. The chore can be time consuming and tedious. Even the act of lugging out the ironing board can be a hassle. Well this hidden ironing board by KraftMaid can at least make that task a little easier.

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Wheelchair Accessible Campfire Rings and Grills

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For some of us the thawing of winter means that outdoor activities can once again commence. Activities like getting out, making a fire, and cooking on a grill. A company out of Cherokee, Iowa called Pilot Rock makes these activities easier for wheelchair users with their wheelchair accessible campfire rings and grills.

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Wheelchair Rims with Attitude by Precision Billet

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Just like automobiles and motorcycles, a prominent feature of a wheelchair is well, the wheels. And just like automobiles and motorcycles, the look of wheelchair rims can give a lot of character. Like these by Precision Billet.

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Dolomite Jazz Rollator

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The evolution of the walker has come a long way over the years. From the aluminum walkers with tennis balls on the bottom to the much more functional rollators of today. Now the next step is to bring about the next generation of rollators

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Year End Top Ten: Stylish Products

Moving on to Stylish Products. Again you can read the original article by clicking on the picture and the order is by date appeared.

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The Ziesel Offroading Chair

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Now that winter is fast approaching us, some fun in the snow might be in order. But to get to some off the grid places, a different mode of transportation might be needed. Which in case the Ziesel offroading chair might be the answer.

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Panda Mobility’s Wheelchair Accessible Trike

Where I live spring and warm weather has finally arrived. Which means the motorcycle owners are pulling their bikes out of storage and hitting the road. I have a few friends that are motorcycle riders and they love the freedom and open air. For wheelchair users, the options are much more limited. You can find people with custom made motorcycles and trikes but there’s not much in the way of factory made ones. But now a company out of Costa Rica named Panda Mobility is making a wheelchair accessible trike.

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EVOline | Accessible Electrical Outlets

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One of the most overlooked aspects of accessible and universal design is the location of electrical outlets. Many times they’re too low to the ground, too high, or hard to reach from a counter. Having outlets in locations that don’t require much reaching or bending over can make things easier. At the workplace we now use so many pieces of technology that need to be plugged in. With mobile devices we will plug and unplug these devices multiple times a day. Which makes accessibility all the more important. Many furniture systems have plugs built into their office furniture that’s accessible. Here’s another example by EVOline of Norway with their line of accessible electrical outlets.

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