Accessible shower

Shower with custom-designed glass wall – appropriate for wheelchair users.

Shower
Shower

Description
The shower stands in the corner of the bathroom; one side has a custom designed glass wall and one side has a shower curtain. The glass wall has a large sturdy handle. The shower stool has a split seat and is wall-mounted and hinged. It is the same height as the wheelchair. The user’s feet rest on a stool for a more stable seated position. Shower chair: Dublette from Merivaara

Users comments
Lotta feels that the glass wall is very good. Previously she only had the shower curtain. The entire bathroom became wet and the wheelchair easily became caught in the curtain. The split shower stool makes it easier for her to wash genitals.

How to make
Glass wall with hole to attach handle is specially ordered from a glazier. A blacksmith made the handle.

Made by
User’s husband (handle)

Paid for by

Whose idea
The user

Editors comments
The wall-mounted shower stool with split seat is no longer made. Products that are most similar are the wall-mounted shower stools with hygienic seat from ETAC or Aquatec.

This tip is from 2006

Handle on glass wall (close-up)
Handle on glass wall (close-up)
Wall-mounted shower stool
Wall-mounted shower stool
Glass wall with handle
Glass wall with handle

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Tipsare: Lotta

Together with her husband, her daughter, three dogs and a cat Lotta lives in a two-story house in the countryside. She is working as a volunteer for Rekryteringsgruppen (an organization of persons with spinal cord injuries). She was injured in 1983 and has a high paraglegia (TH 3). She does not have any personal assistance.