Adaptive Designs/Assistive Equipment
This page will address options to protect doors, opening doors and first floor laundry.
The following are just a few of our ideas:
Plexiglass screwed to the lower portion of doors is an inexpensive way to create your own kick plate.
Two design ideas are shown on the right. The first is the swing-free door hinges that remove an open door totally from the doorway, thereby providing additional clearance space.
The less obvious idea is the pull attached to the hinge side of the door. This allows you to easily close the door behind you from a wheelchair or standing.
Can't get to the basement and there's no room for a side-by-side washer and dryer on the main floor? Try a stacked unit. (The employee participants of GE Medical ECCO program donated ours).
Make sure the controls are reachable from a seated position!
An industrial strength magnet makes opening the dryer door easy from a seated position.
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