Something as ordinary as getting inside a building can turn out to be an impossible challenge for the 2.2 million Americans who rely on a wheelchair to get around every single day.
Most cities simply don’t have the infrastructure needed to provide wheelchair access, which means that many people in wheelchairs are unable to do most of the things people who don’t have a mobility problem take for granted.
It’s not fair for people who are in wheelchair to be limited when it comes to the places they can go just because the authorities are not ready to invest so that they make their lives easier and give some of their independence back.
Luckily, innovation impacts all sectors of life, and one company has already made significant progress when it comes to helping disabled people with one of the most common problems they encounter on a day-to-day basis, namely stairs. That’s because even the smallest numbers of steps at an entrance is a huge obstacle for those in a wheelchair.
The Sesame stairs from AllGood Trio are meant to provide means of access into a building, and thus ensure access for all. Watch the video below to see a demonstration of how it all works: