We sometimes take accessibility for granted. But when it was taken away from a Principal at a school in Queens, New York, it was clear that a solution was needed right away. The solution is a Stair-Trac by Garaventa Lift. It is an innovative product: a portable wheelchair lift.
Did you realize, according to the United Nations, that over ONE BILLION PEOPLE live with some sort of disability? That’s 15% of the entire population of the world! December 3rd has been sanctioned by the UN as International Day of People with Disability. The aim is to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.
At Garaventa, we understand how the removal of barriers can be inspiring. We have been fortunate to witness countless episodes where barriers have been removed. It shows that people with disabilities are empowered by accessibility projects. The looks on their faces when they realize greater freedom is truly uplifting (no pun intended).
For more information on International Day of People with Disability, please visit http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1597
Pro snowboarder Tim Ostler was paralyzed 12 years ago in a halfpipe accident. Most recently, he teamed up with Signals Snowboards and Crankbrothers Mountain Bikes to create an adaptive snowboard for injured boarders. Check out his test run and an inspiring story.