Elevator and elevator buttons

Control elevator with wheelchair footrests/front wheels – an option for people without arm/hand function

Helena in elevator; she presses elevator button with wheelchair frontwheel
Helena in elevator; she presses elevator button with wheelchair frontwheel

Description
Helena lives in a two-story house with an elevator. The elevator buttons sit at a suitable height so she can control the elevator with the wheelchair footrests or front wheels.

Made by
Motala hiss

Paid for by
Municipality

Whose idea
The user and her husband’s

This tip is from 2009

Elevator with buttons at height of wheelchair wheel/footrest
Elevator with buttons at height of wheelchair wheel/footrest
Helena presses the “down” button in elevator with wheelchair footrest
Helena presses the “down” button in elevator with wheelchair footrest
Helena in elevator; she presses elevator button with front wheel
Helena in elevator; she presses elevator button with front wheel

Tipsare: Helena

Helena lives together with her husband and two teenage children in a house. She is working part time (75%). Since birth she has a muscular disease with symtoms similar to a high spinal cord lesion. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day.