Wheel chair accesss of Prefabworld Bali's tropical wooden prafab homes
Nowadays modern wheelchairs provide the mobility and independence very much needed by those due to any reason, whether by injury, illness or disease, cannot walk or have diffculties to walk. With the new technology, many innovations have been made to improve the use and function of wheelchairs in order to further enhance its features and make them even more user friendly, meeting the more specific needs of the disabled user. Through the years the wheelchair has developed from the traditional manual wheelchair tot the electric and power wheelchairs, with as many features as you can possibly imagine in order to perform any and every activity one desires and/or requires.
Though there have been strict regulations imsosed the last decade for architects to comply with, wheelchair access is still not acknowdeged in many areas. In order to help in this regard, wheel chair access is now a requirement in most cities, such as sidewalks with ramp access. Supermarkets and department stores must have wheel chair access from parking to the aisles and cash registers. Most public buildings that have staircases in order to be accessed must also have a wheel chair ramps for easy access. All these modifications have been implemented in order to meet and consider the needs of the disabled. Yet, - and in particular in the wooden prefab house world, - wheel chair access is not considered a priority by many companies.
In the house, there are some challenges that wheel chairs face. The problems of getting up and down the stairs, as it may be difficult to carry such heavy equipment especially given physical disability. There are some ways to help improve the situation:, which we can propose.
The bathroom is one of the places that should be modified for wheel chair access. The usual problem arises in transfers from the door to the toilet and bathtub and back. Not only the access door shall be wider, but special rails need to be installed next to the toilet and the bathtub, whereas the disabled person can then use his torso or upper body and extremities to freely move about the area.
Another problem would be wheel chair access outside one's own house. Our prefab houses are elevated from natural grade to some 50 to 70 cm. Wheel chair access can only be achieved if a ramp is available. We can add this. Let us know whether your prrefab house shall be wheel chair friendly and we will design and build prepare as per your request.