DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION
People using wheelchairs can be kept in the center of activities with the new side-access wheelchair-accessible tables from Pilot Rock Park Equipment. By removing a section of one seat, an opening is made for a wheelchair. The opened side includes small seats for one person on either side of the wheelchair. Tables come in 6-feet or 8-feet lengths with side access on one side. A 12-foot-long table is also available with two side-access openings diagonally opposite each other. The tables have welded steel pipe frames with a hot-dip galvanized finish for maximum protection from the elements.
R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co.: 800-762-5002
Most Dependable Fountains builds an accessible, vandal-resistant shower for your public beach or recreational area. The Model 560 features a metered side of the shower with the push bar at 40 inches and the showerhead at 48 inches to accommodate wheelchair access. The opposite side of the unit features the standard foot and shower heads and push bars with self-closing valves. The Model 560 meets all requirements of a high-traffic area while maintaining the Most Dependable Fountain reputation of long-lasting durability. Choose from nine free colors. The 560 also comes in 304 schedule 10 stainless steel.
Most Dependable Fountains: 800-552-6331
WMS Aquatics provides customers with high-quality products at an excellent value. Aqua Creek’s Pro Pool Lift is just such a product. Fully automatic, it is lightweight and a breeze to operate. The compact design does not intrude into the pool when not in use, and its chair-mounted, self-operated controls ensure smooth, easy operation.
WMS Aquatics: 800-426-9460
Modular and Compliant
Hunter Knepshield’s modular restroom facilities are ADA-compliant and are a cost-efficient and time-saving solution to upgrading older facilities. About 50 percent of noncompliant facilities are completely replaced due to increasing costs of bringing them into compliance with ADA regulations. Hunter Knepshield’s ADA-compliant, pre-manufactured facilities offer fast turnaround and simple site preparation. They ship pre-plumped and pre-wired, ready for placement. Interiors are designed for low maintenance, including wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling reinforced fiberglass for easy washdown. A variety of plumbing choices include composting toilets, chemical toilets and flush toilets to match on-site resources.
Hunter Knepshield Company: 800-626-6530
Bankshot Sports are inclusionary sports that are non-aggressive and non-running. They include Bankshot Basketball, Pitch, Throw and Tennis and emphasize shooting accuracy and strategy over speed and strength. Wheelchair athletes, students with disabilities, tots, teens, parents and grandparents can all play together, with no one disadvantaged or left out. Bankshot Sports are Total-Mix Sports based on Universal Design. Bankshot is fully ADA-compliant and is a pioneering development in the area of inclusionary sports. Bankshot Recreational Systems feature attractive, colorful bankboards, which have been exhibited in two art museums and a science museum, as applied physics.
The Bankshot Organization: 800-933-0140
Make a Pal
RMT Aquatics was founded to improve the lives of people with disabilities by offering a wide range of products that help provide access to aquatic activities. The products are safe, reliable and easy to use. The aquatic lifts are battery-operated, actuator-driven and meet all ADA guidelines. The PAL-Portable Aquatic Lift is completely portable. Because it requires no deck anchors, the PAL can be used anywhere along the pool and can be easily stored when not in use. RMT lifts are used in hotels, municipal pools, community centers, schools, hospitals, rehab centers, private homes, docks and cruise ships.
RMT Aquatics: 800-577-4424
Over the Border
Recreation Creations now offers a Wheelchair Border Ramp. This new feature easily attaches to containment borders and allows children with wheelchairs to pass freely from one area to the other. Molded from high-density polyethylene, the ramps are strong and durable and ensure fun for all children.
Recreation Creations: 800-766-9458
Better Pool Access
Improve pool access with AquaTrek ladders, steps, ramps and wheelchairs from Rehab Systems, LLC. Constructed of a noncorrosive metal skeleton that is encased in a rigid PVC skin, they are durable and lightweight and can be easily removed for automatic pool cleaners, retractable pool covers and solar blankets. All products are manufactured from the finest poly-vinyl chloride, titanium dioxide, weather inhibitors, impact modifiers, stainless steel, brass anchors and nonslip surfaces. Custom construction of the product ensures a superior fit in each and every facility, and a one-year warranty ensures customer satisfaction.
Rehab Systems, LLC: 800-726-8620