Wheelchair Accessible Crib

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Adapted Crib

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with spinal cord injury to care for her infant as independently as possible. A standard wooden crib with drop sides was adapted. First, extensions were added to the legs to provide clearance for the wheelchair to roll under the crib. The extensions were secured with screws so that thee can be removed if necessary. Next the front drop side was removed and cut in half to provide two center opening gates. After the front corner posts were reinforc

Bassinet Modification

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized bassinet modification for an individual with spinal cord injury and wheelchair user. The individual had bought a bought a bassinet with a wooden support frame which had cross members on all four sides just above the castors. These cross members meant that she wasn’t able to get her wheelchair very close to the bassinet. It wasn’t possible to completely remove the cross member on one side, as this would compromise the structure

Custom Adapted Cot

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted cot/crib for a mother with muscular dystrophy who has difficulty bending and lifting. An adaptation was needed to a cot that is low enough for the mother to access from her wheelchair but tall enough for her chair to slide under and to access easily while standing. First the cot was raised onto timber pillars to lift it higher. A sliding door was cut in half to create two doors which open out at 180 degree angles. The doubl

D.I.Y. Wheelchair Accessible Crib

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: This DIY Wheelchair Accessible Crib is used to accommodate parents with disabilities access their children. Can be constructed by sawing an ordinary crib's front gate to form two doors. Door brackets and the use of linchpins allow for the doors to lock from the outside. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Bloggers at www.disabledparents.net. LINK: http://www.disabledparents.net/?page_id=95

Modified Crib

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted crib for a mother with C6-7 quadriplegia who uses a motorized wheelchair and. The mother has wrist function but no use of her fingers. She did not have the reach or strength to operate the crib’s drop side, and could not get near enough to the crib once the side was down because it got in the way of her chair. Previous adaptations by TAD staff would not work in this case since the mother used a motorized wheelchair. A TAD v

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