Adaptive Devices, Car Modifications, Clothes, Furniture, Bathroom Aids, Sewing Patterns for Short People
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- spinlife.com‘s page on bathroom aids includes live on-line help or call 800.850.0335 : http://www.spinlife.com/store/bathb.cfm
- For those with short arms, limited use of hands: https://www.beyondachondroplasia.org/en/pages/44-resources/daily-life/77-toileting
- Consider a bidet, or self-washing toilet.
- http://www.wheelchairnet.org/ A very comprehensive site about wheelchair use, additional accessories, van lifts, wheelchair distributors, and how to purchase and install ramps. This well organized site also contains advocacy links and a discussion forum.
- spinlife.com‘s wheelchair page including many categories of wheelchairs, frequently asked questions, and live on-line help or call 1.800.850.0335 (last checked April 2004): http://www.spinlife.com/wcstore.cfm
- The compact chairs made by http://www.quickie-wheelchairs.com are preferred by many people with Kniest and SED.
- Kitchen’s Kart, designed by Lee Kitchen, a electrical engineer with SEDC: http://www.angelfire.com/tx/KitchensKarts/index.html also available at Zip-About http://www.zipabout.biz
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- Crutches with built-in shock absorbing system.
- Extra-short folding canes: https://www.walking-canes.net/collections/classywalkingcanes/cane-for-short-people
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- Light switch extensions: http://www.lightswitchextension.com/
- Voice activated light switch http://www.dynamic-living.com/voice_activated_switch.htm
- Euro-Pro UV610SH Shark Cordless Sweeper Euro-Pro vacuum cleaner is easy for a little person to use.
- The ErgoChair made specifically for short statured adults in the workplace or school. This chair was designed for dwarves by an engineer with SEDC : http://www.adaptiveliving.com
- If you are very low to the ground and have trouble carrying things, check out the tasket: http://hometown.aol.com/cooston/mytasketpageindex.html. You can tote heavy things like groceries and books. The tasket conveniently folds up when not in use.
- Help going up and down steps: EZ-Step http://www.ez-step.com
- Computers for the blind and physically handicapped.
- Through the Looking Glass a comprehensive resource for families with disabilities.
- Do you know of something that should be on this list? Please email us. Your suggestions will make this list better.
- Visit KSG’s list of Stores for People with Dwarfism or the General Disabilities page. There are many different kinds of furniture and other helpful things list on these sites.
- Consult a physical therapist or occupational therapist.
- Please email us if you can not find what you need. We will be happy to help you find it, or put you in touch with someone who has had a similar challenge.
Chairs for People with Dwarfism: life is too short for uncomfortable chairs!
- The ErgoChair made specifically for short statured adults in the workplace. This chair was designed for dwarves by an engineer with SEDC : http://www.adaptiveliving.com
- Adjustable chair for children and small adults: http://www.adaptivemall.com/panfutseatpo.html
- Portable folding chairs: http://everywherechair.com
- Professionals such as physical therapists and occupational therapists can help you find the right desks and chairs. Offices are required by law to provide you with furniture that fits.
- Chair page from dwarf parents website: https://dwarfparents.com/short-depth-task-chairs
- Zack Rack accessible furniture and am amazing shelving system where you can REACH EVERY SHELF!: https://zack-rack.com/2018/03/07/furniture-made-for-little-people/
- Sitmatic little person chair: https://sitmatic.com/pages-2/little-person-chair/
Stores and websites with helpful tools, gadgets and ideas for people with dwarfism to reach things
- LPA Online’s Guide to Home Modifications: https://www.lpaonline.org/a-guide-to-home-modifications
- LPA Online’s list of Adaptive Products: https://www.lpaonline.org/adaptive-products-
- Understanding Dwarfism’s Furniture page: https://www.udprogram.com/furniture
- http://shortdwarf.com/main/dwarf_products.htm – Danny Black’s directory of dwarf products & services to accommodate dwarfs in an environment built for the advantage of average-size people.
If you find a good resource that is not on this page, please let us know! We will add it.