Electric Height Adjustable Desks Help People in Wheelchairs Reclaim Their Independence
One of the less common ways people use height adjustable desks is to provide a comfortable work surface for someone in a wheelchair. Height adjustable office desks make it easy to set a desk or table to the perfect height so that it accommodates the space requirements of the chair. Electric height adjustable desks are even better, because they make it so much easier to get the height right, even if the user is unable to operate a manual lever.
With an electric height adjustable desk getting the right height is simple. There is a button to raise it and a button to lower it. As long as the desk is plugged in and nothing is blocking it from elevating or lowering, anybody can operate it. This is a huge benefit in homes and schools where specific desks are designated for use by people in wheelchairs or with other special needs, but which are also used by other students when one with a special need is not present.
Aside from being easier for teachers to use in classrooms, electric height adjustable desks are also more useful in homes because anybody can operate them. This is specifically helpful because people confined to wheelchairs and motorized chairs often find turning a manual adjustable desk lever very challenging if not impossible. But when they have the option of setting the right height with just the push of a button, it creates an entirely new range of options.
With an adjustable height desk that can be adjusted by someone with a physical disability, the family is forced to dedicate space to accessible furniture that is only useful for a person in a wheelchair. This is particularly difficult for low-income families that don’t have the physical space in their homes to have multiple separate tables and desks, nor the financial freedom to purchase doubles of their furniture. An electric desk that can be adjusted to conventional heights, to the right height to fit a wheelchair, and even taller for standing work addresses this problem, freeing up valuable space in the home and eliminating the need to buy redundant furniture.
Just as having an easily adjustable height desk in classrooms allows educators more physical seating options because they can tailor the desk’s height to the needs of each class, so too can a family maximize their space efficiency and the reach of their dollar. Not only does it give people with physical disabilities more independence to utilize a height adjustable desk, it helps families with family members in this condition meet everyone’s needs more easily and affordably.