Adapted door for wheelchair users

An extra handle close to the door hinges makes it easier for a person who drives a wheelchair to close a door

Extra handle attached to a door
Extra handle attached to a door

Description
Small handle on the door close to the hinge.

Users comments
The adaptation works when the door opens outwards and the user comes in. He comes through the door, grabs the handle and closes the door.

How to make
Screw a small handle on to the door leaf close to the hinge.

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2008

Extra handle attached to a door
Extra handle attached to a door

Tipsare: Gordon

Gordon wrote the book 'Access Africa: Safaris for People with Limited Mobility (Bradt Travel Guides)'. He was injured in 1998 and has a high tetraplegia (C5-6).