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Housing: Furniture

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User by closet with sliding doors and pull-out shelvesAccessible bedroom
- a solution for a person who uses a wheelchair
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.
Sink cabinet with shelves removed, doors openAdapted sink cabinet
Simple adapted sink cabinet – suitable for wheelchair users
Wall-mounted bathroom cabinet with turning space belowBathroom cabinet in adapted bathroom
A wall-hung CD cabinet works well as a bathroom cabinet in tight spaces
User with bed tray in armchairBed tray used as computer desk
Simple stylish bed tray that facilitates using a laptop while sitting in bed or in an armchair
User transfers to bedBed with boxspring
- ordinary bed may work well for people with disabilities
User by closetCloset in the bedroom
Practically designed bedroom closet – suitable for families where one member uses a wheelchair
Closet with closed sliding doorsCloset with sliding doors
Large closet in bedroom with sliding doors and easy-to-see interior
Closet with sliding doorsCloset with sliding doors
Spacious accessible closet – suitable for wheelchair users
Multi-level clothing rack.Clothing rack with hat shelf
Stylish space-saving clothing rack with different heights – suitable for wheelchair users
Computer deskComputer desk
An adjustable height computer desk is suitable for wheelchair users
User in the kitchen with drawer unit on castersCustom drawer unit on casters
- suitable for adjustable-height counter in custom kitchen
Rattan chair with pressure-relieving cushionCustom-made foam rubber chair cushions
- reduces risk of ulcers for people who lack sensation
User sitting at dining tableDining table
Adjustable legs make it possible to adapt the height of the dining table to the individual - suitable for wheelchair users
User at dining tableDining table
By pulling out a drawer a wheelchair user can sit at a table that she or he otherwise could not slide in under
Large dining table without frameDining table
Large dining table without frame - appropriate for people who drive a wheelchair
User's bedroom with double bed - both beds at same heightDouble bed
Attractive electrically controlled double bed - suitable for persons with physical disabilities
Shelf with drawers in living roomDresser drawers with handles
Handle on dresser drawers appropriate for persons with impaired hand function
User surfs using a wireless mouse and keyboard that sit on the coffee tableFurniture on casters
Furniture on casters is easy to move – suitable for wheelchair users
Glassed in terrace with sliding doorsGlassed-in terrace
Spacious terrace in wheelchair accessible house
User at cribHigh bed with play area
High crib makes it easier for a parent who uses a wheelchair to communicate with their child
Round kitchen table with one table leg in the middleKitchen table
This table has room for one or several persons with wheelchairs
Mirror on casters, photo: www.kebocare.seLarge mirror on casters
A mirror is an important assistive device for correcting seated position - suitable for persons who lack sensation
Low shelf with open compartments
Low shelf for magazine storage
A low shelf with open compartments is easily accessible for wheelchair users
Mirror with hat rack underneathMake-up table for wheelchair-bound persons
Individually designed make-up table for wheelchair users.
Round pedestal kitchen tableModified kitchen table
A round table with a pedestal leg in the middle can be suitable for wheelchair users
Patio table and user, who slides under with PermobilOutdoor furniture
Outdoor furniture suitable for persons who use electric wheelchair
User working while sitting in her armchairRecliner armchair
Comfortable armchair used for working and resting
User turns bookcaseRotating bookcase on casters
Practical space-saving bookcase – suitable for persons with limited reach
Storage unit on casters with bottom pulled outRubbish cabinet on wheels
Storage unit on casters with rubbish sorting that fits under adjustable-height counter in adapted kitchen
User holds up coffee table with one handSmall lightweight coffee table
The coffee table is lightweight and easy to move - suitable for wheelchair users
User at ‘his’ counterSpecially designed counter in accessible kitchen
Standalone counter with knee space increases workspace
User at dining tableStandard table with custom legs
- an option for wheelchair users