Handle on door as door closer

A handle on the door makes it possible for a wheelchair user to close the door after entering or leaving room

Handle on door
Handle on door

Description
A 30 cm long grab bar sits on the door. The handle is mounted at an angle.
When the user closes the door behind him he twists backward, grasps the handle and pulls the door toward himself.

Users comments
It is easier to grasp a handle that is mounted at an angle.

Made by
The user

Purchased from
Building supply center

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2006

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Tipsare: Lars

Lars lives togeher with his wife in a house in the countryside. He is working part time. Since 1967 he has a high paraplegia. He does not need any assistance.