|Forum topic by Steve Kreins||posted 12-14-2013 07:05 PM||1053 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
12-14-2013 07:05 PM
I’m sure I’m not the only Woodworker that has disabilities. Safety, comfort, accessibility and other challenges should be considered. So I thought I’d start a topic that allows everyone to share their experience, suggestions and questions.
I have liver cancer, but my biggest disability in the shop is simply being able to stand for very long. I went to Tractor Supply and bought a 3/4” mat used in horse stalls. I can cut whatever size I need for each spot in the shop. Boy does it help my legs and arthritic ankles!
Here is one called the Comfort-Eze-Mat. It’s a little too pricey for me so I went with what’s good enough for my horse is good enough for me.
Thanks to Vietnam and Agent Orange, I also have macular degeneration of my eyes. It’s not bad yet, but in time it will worsen so I need some type of Bright Flexible Lighting that I can move near a project to see better and keep my fingers in tact. Any ideas?
I believe this is a worthwhile Forum Topic and I hope you do too!
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