A couple years ago a young lady I work with was shot during a carjacking attempt and left paralyzed from the waist down. At the time she was pregnant with her first child and asked me to develop nursery furniture that would allow her to care for her baby from her wheelchair. This experience led to Village Lane Furniture which has become my pet project.
Because of this young lady, I became aware of a furniture audience that is frequently overlooked; wheelchair parents and people with disabilities. I have found that there are a multitude of considerations and most folks are forced to adapt existing furniture for their needs. This leads to some rather unsafe situations and some less than attractive furniture.
I’ve started with nursery furniture because that is what was first presented to me, but since starting this, I’ve become aware of other needs along the way. I’ve also run into quite a few problems as well. All in all, it has been a remarkable educational experience. Now, since I’ve found this place with a vast amount of knowledge and ingenuity I thought it would quite productive to share some of the things I’ve learned and aske for insights into improvements.
Here is the latest version of the wheelchair compatible crib.
More to follow.
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