Creative minds today are constantly searching for ideas to create the next best user-friendly product, this especially applies to the disabled community where thousands have come together to seek revolutionary products and designs to accommodate their disability. One of the most actively growing designs in this community comes in the form of mobile access, anything from comfort to convenience, the ideas are flowing and the community is soaking it up.
It’s not uncommon for people to add modifications to cars and houses, so who says that can’t apply to other mobiles like wheelchairs? Absolutely no one! Here at the Wright Stuff, it’s our goal to make life just a little bit easier and mobile-friendly for our disabled clients. In fact, a client of mine that used to be employed with us has decided to try his hand at accessorizing his wheelchair and his product of choice is the Freedom Extra Long Quick Lock Cup Holder.
Blake was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy(SMA) before he was even a year old. SMA is a disease that progresses over time, it works by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, which leads to the inability to walk, eat, or in some severe cases, breathe. Blake has made it to the ripe old age of 33 and plans to have at least 33 more years ahead of him, but that doesn’t mean there won't be trials and tribulations along the way. Just a few years ago Blake was capable of feeding himself without much help, but SMA had a different plan for him and he can no longer feed or… “water” himself, so as usual, his plan is to adapt and conquer.
On the move, it can be difficult for Blake to drink anything without having to macgyver some contraption on the spot, so when the Wright Stuff introduced the Freedom Extra Long Quick Lock Cup Holder, he jumped on the opportunity. Well...rolled, but that’s the same thing, right?
With less than 20% of wheelchair and walker users being employed, it’s becoming a bit of a phenomenon to change the way disabilities affect our lives. It’s important to remember that disabilities affect everyone differently, two people with the same disability can have vastly different routines and accommodations that work for them.
As for Blake, he’s always searching for new ways to adapt as his disability progresses. Nifty gadgets like the Freedom Extra Long Quick Lock Cup Holder not only provide convenience, but it also gives him some independence back.
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