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Magnus lives in a house together with his wife and two children. He is working part time. In 1986 he was injured and he has a tetraplegia C6. Through hand surgery his grip function improved in his right hand.

34 tips and ideas 
Accessible clothes closetAccessible clothes closet
Wheelchair accessible, easy to see clothes closet
Kitchen with sinks, stove and counter without lower cabinetsAccessible kitchen
Convenient kitchen for wheelchair users
Accessible storageAccessible storage
Storage unit with additional open space under roof
User picks ball up from groundBall techniques
Technique for getting a ball up from the floor onto the player’s lap - suitable for players of wheelchair rugby with poor hand function
Elevated toilet and wash basinBathroom with elevated toilet and sliding door
Sliding doors save room in tight spaces, appropriate for wheelchair users
Compressor connected to wheelchair tire valveBattery-operated compressor for wheelchair tires
Portable electric air pump for wheelchair tires
User gets assistance putting on soft corset as beltBelt for balance
Soft corset helps players hold their balance in wheelchair rugby
Closet with sliding doorsCloset with sliding doors
Spacious accessible closet – suitable for wheelchair users
User at corner coachCorner couch at same height as wheelchair
Couch at same height as wheelchair facilitates transfers
Electric adjustable double bedDouble bed with electric adjustable bottom
Electric adjustable bed can be an advantage for people who have problems coughing
Electric adjustable upper cabinetElectric adjustable cabinet in accessible kitchen
Adjustable-height upper cabinet in accessible kitchen
Frog breathing. Photo: from www.mda.org.auFrog breathing
A complement for breathing for people with impaired pulmonary function
Low shelf with open compartments
Low shelf for magazine storage
A low shelf with open compartments is easily accessible for wheelchair users
User removes hot baking dish from ovenOven in modified kitchen
Oven with side-hinged door makes it easier for wheelchair users with impaired balance to place bakeware in oven and to remove it
Pantry with slide-out storage openPantry with slide-out storage
Easily visible and accessible pantry – suitable for wheelchair users
Refrigerator and freezer standing side by sideRefrigerator and freezer in accessible kitchen
It is important to place things where a wheelchair user can reach them
User in his rugby wheelchair.Rugby chair
Wheelchair for wheelchair rugby
User by counter without lower cabinetSeparate cabinet with storage drawers and counter
Custom-built separate cabinet is easily accessible and practical for wheelchair users
Shower chair with back and armrestShower chair with back and armrest
Shower and toilet chair with soft back and fixed armrest
Storage crate on castersStorage crate on casters
Storage crate on casters – easy to move for wheelchair users
Storage furniture for toysStorage furniture for toys
Lightweight portable storage furniture is convenient for wheelchair users
Shelf by patioStorage shelf by patio
Practical wooden shelf makes it easy for a wheelchair user to set the table
Storage unit on castersStorage unit on casters
Practical portable open storage unit in bathroom
Leather glove taped with sports tape (palm)Taped glove for rugby
Rugby gloves modified with sports tape
Tetra quick release attached by hub of drive wheelTetra quick release
Tetra quick release enables people with impaired hand function to remove and attach the rear wheels from and to the wheelchair
User transfers from bed to wheelchairTransfer from bed to wheelchair
Transfer technique for persons with high tetraplegia
User transfers from toilet to wheelchairTransfer from toilet to wheelchair
Transfer technique for persons with tetraplegia
User transfers from wheelchair to bedTransfer from wheelchair to bed
Transfer technique for persons with high tetraplegia
User transfers from wheelchair to toiletTransfer from wheelchair to toilet
Transfer technique for persons with high tetraplegia
User transports a milk containerTray
Plastic lid for microwave oven – suitable as a tray for wheelchair users
User vacuumingVacuum cleaner
Cleaning with vacuum cleaner for wheelchair users
User with rugby gloveWheelchair gloves for wheelchair rugby
Modified glove for wheelchair rugby
User throws the ballWheelchair Rugby
- team sport for people with tetraplegia
User by patio furniture on deckWooden deck outside adapted house
Spacious wooden deck suitable for wheelchair users