Mobile chairs

Project  / Project number: 36/BA/07 2009  /  Status:


The challenge

Melissa, a young girl with restricted growth, needed to be able to move her special chairs (one or two on each floor) between classrooms at school without having to rely on help from her classmates.

Wheels were fitted to the back of her chairs and the back ends of the chair runners were cut to match so that when the chair is tipped back, the wheels lift the chair off the floor, but when the chair is upright, the runners remain on the floor. A pulling handle was fitted to two of the chairs and as an addition, a broad plastic strap was fitted round the back of each chair so that the girl’s satchel could be carried on the tipped up chair.

Melissa no longer needs help to get her chairs from one classroom to another.