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Glenn

Glenn lives together with his wife in an apartment. In 1990 he was injured and has a paraplegia (Th4).


17 tips and ideas 
Accessible deskAccessible desk
Narrow desk saves room in crowded spaces.
User at dining table
Adapted dining table
The table support frame is sawn off to enable wheelchair users to slide their knees under the table.
Ceiling fanCeiling fan
Ceiling fan helps persons who have problems regulating body heat to sleep on hot summer nights.
Wooden board on long side of bedCustom-designed bed makes it easier to dress while in bed
A wooden board on the long side of the bed serves as a fixed point and provides support for dressing while sitting in bed.
Custom tailored protective cover for carCustom-tailored protective cover for car
The cover protects the car seat when the wheelchair is placed in the car.
DuvetDuvet closure
Duvet can be closed with Velcro
Elastic band as shoelaceElastic band as shoelace
If you use an elastic band as your shoelace you do not have to tie shoes
Elevated toilet seatElevated toilet seat
Stable elevated toilet seat appropriate for heavy people with physical disabilities.
Transmitter on strap that holds thighs togetherHolder for transmitter of environmental control
The transmitter sits on a strap that holds the thighs together.
Elastic band between rear frame and brake track of wheelchairModified wheelchair brake
Elastic band helps to ensure that brakes are not in the way when taking wheels off or putting them back on.
Plastic bag holderPlastic bag holder
A practical and secure way to bring along bags.
User with pressure platePressure plate for easy transfers
Wooden plate evens out pressure and facilitates moves from soft surfaces for people with disabilities
Specially designed sliding boardSpecially designed sliding board
Specially designed sliding board is easier to pull out from underneath the user after transfers.
Stand for catherization materialsStand on casters for catherization materials
Stand next to the bed allows independent self-catherization.
“Rufus” Shower stoolTransfers between wheelchair and shower stool
The wheelchair is locked to the shower stool for secure transfers.
Wall-mounted bathroom cabinetWall-mounted bathroom cabinet
Wall-mounted bathroom cabinet for easier cleaning.
Wheel coverWheel cover to protect trousers
A fabric bag over the wheelchair wheels protects trousers during transfers.