Dining ChairBy TAD Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 14
Publication Date: Autumn 2002
Article discusses the design of a ramp to tilt a wheelchair to a comfortable eating position by a volunteer from Technical Aid to the Disabled (TAD) in New South Wales for a client with cerebral palsy living in a Department of Community Services group home. The volunteer used a sheet of lightweight 17-millimeter plywood to construct the sloping part of the ramp, and then attached a gutter to hold the rear wheels in place from five slats of 50- by 25- millimeter timber. The ramp raises the wheelchair’s rear wheels 50 millimeters from the floor. The ramp is 520 millimeters wide and 600 millimeters deep, and is not heavy for the caregivers at the client’s home.
Published by: Technical Aid to the Disabled (Website:http://www.tadnsw.org.au)