The Problem: My child is in a wheelchair and is unable to reach forward. How can I make a wall that she is able to reach?
Purchase a TV bracket with an articulating arm, preferably one that extends at least 20 inches. Cut a piece of plywood or plexiglass, using the directions of the TV bracket as a guide, as the same dimensions of the maximum size TV that can be used for that bracket. Attach the bracket to the wall. Next, attach the plywood or plexiglass to the bracket. Make sure the center of the plywood or plexiglass lines up with the center of the bracket. Be careful to leave enough clearance so that when the plexiglass or plywood is attached, the wheelchair is still able to go under the wall. Now you have a moveable wall that can be either extended out or placed flat against the existing wall.
Alison Nguyen has worked in the educational field for 16 years. She has experience with autistic, learning support, resource room, itinerate, push-in, and multiple disabilities. Alison lives with her husband and four children in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.