accessibility technology comparo

All-Access Comparo: Our Pictorial Comparison of Accessibility Technology

Nov 01, 2018

Professionals in the seating and wheeled mobility segment aim for optimal independence for their clients. But those pros also know that the seating system and the wheelchair frame or power base are part of a larger equation. To attain true independence, wheelchair users need an environment that is inclusive and welcoming. So this Accessibility Comparo takes a closer look at the product categories that facilitate consumer participation and inclusion in a range of different environments and activities. For this story, we invited manufacturers of bath hygiene systems, pool lifts and ramps to self-report specifications and sizing for their products.

Measurements in this comparo are reported in inches and/or feet, as appropriate. Weights are listed in pounds (lbs.). In many cases, products have ranges of measurements. Options may be included in standard pricing or DIGITavailable as up-charges.

Data in this article was edited for space, and additional options, accessories, sizes, etc., are often available for these products. Custom sizes, options, accessories or designs for products may also be available on request. “ADA” is an abbreviation for requirements and standards associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act. “N/A” is listed if a category doesn’t apply or if no information was submitted.

These comparisons are intended to be introductory resources for mobility and accessibility professionals seeking to compare similar products within a certain category. For more information, please contact the manufacturers as listed in the Resources section below. This comparo, as well as others for additional product categories, are available for download as pdfs from our Web site:

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