Wheelchair sun & rain cover

Project  / Project number: BK2019/092  /  Status:

BK2019.092 Day 5 LR

Wheelchair with sun & rain canopy


The challenge

Client uses a wheelchair and is both visually and hearing impaired. Part of his visual impairment means that if the ambient light is too bright and causes him discomfort, even on overcast days.  Because of the way his seat is located in front of the frame of his chair, a parasol/umbrella will not provide enough shade. He requires a hood/canopy to shade him so he can enjoy the garden at his day centre.


The solution

A simple tubular frame with plastic fabric cover clips to the wheelchair. It also acts as a rain cover. A similar arrangement was made for his home wheelchair.


The benefit

He can now fully enjoy his time outside.

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