MOBILE PRESCHOOL CHAIR
--- CUSTOM ADAPTATION --- PURPOSE: To provide a child with spina bifida with both access to very low preschool tables and personal mobility. A standard wheelchair was too high to be used at the tables, so a low-level wheeled chair was built. A Sebel Mini Hobnob chair, similar to those used by the other children in the classroom, was set on wheels virtually at ground level. Made of square steel tube, the frame to which the chair was attached, has large front wheels for self-propulsion and smaller rear casters. as well as a plywood footplate, The seat is height adjustable to accommodate the five-year-old child's growth. DIMENSIONS: The front wheels are 300 millimeters (mm) in diameter and the rear casters are 100 mm in diameter. The footplate is 25 mm above the floor. The seat is height adjustable in three 25 mm increments from a base of 625 mm. TITLE: Joshua's Preschool Chair. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 26, Number 3, October 2006. PAGES: 18. Number of pages: 2 (including cover). 2006.
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Wentworthville, New South Wales 2145
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