An Accessory I Think It Should Be Available on Manual Wheelchairs


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I know that many motorized wheelchairs have this but I’ve never seen it come as part of a manual wheelchair.  It is something simple, and given that a manual wheelchair user generally needs to hands to propel themselves to me it only seems logical. What am I talking about?

A cup holder!

Has anyone had one come on their manual wheelchair?  I’ve seen people make them in many creative ways post purchasing their new chair but I’ve never seen them come directly from the manufacturer.  But, you can get them as part of an electric wheelchair!  Explain that?

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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8 Responses to An Accessory I Think It Should Be Available on Manual Wheelchairs

  1. Karen Toth says:

    Great suggestion to the manufacturers of wheelchairs. You could apply for a job giving suggestions to things that would improve your life!

  2. Glynis Jolly says:

    Actually, I have seen a holder on a manual wheelchair. The girl (she’s in her very early 20s) has a holder where she puts her water bottle. It looks to me that it would also hold a travel mug as long as it wasn’t too big around.

  3. Jacqueline says:

    That would be a great suggestion to the manufacturers of all manual wheelchairs. It only makes sense to have an option as simple as a cup holder added to a manual wheelchair. I have a few cousine in wheelchairs and I have heard them say a few times how nice it would be to have a cup holder.

  4. Kate says:

    I would love one. I can carry cans and some glasses between my legs but this is a lot more difficult than a cup holder would be and if I am shaky it is not a good idea. Great suggestion!

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