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When traveling, we carry a folding canvas camp chair, instead of hoping the hotel will have a suitable bath chair. The camp chair fits in the tub, dries fast, and doesn’t rust.

Kathie Snow

Home, Sweet Home and Other Welcoming

Environments: ​Finding Products at Regular Stores

People who don’t have disabilities modify their environments and use tools to make life better. People with disabilities may also need modifications in their environments and tools to make life better. This is one in a series of articles about ways to create accessible, friendly, and welcoming environments for all.

Once upon a time, I scoured a wide variety of “special” catalogs and visited durable medical equipment dealers on a regular basis to find items that could be helpful to my son. I was frequently dismayed, however, by the cost of these specialty items (insurance doesn’t pay for everything!) or by the minimal selection offered. But I found a solution: I started looking for things—with a new set of eyes—at Target, The Dollar Store, and a variety of other “regular” stores and catalogs! And, oh, what an abundant supply I found!

Trying to turn the knob on a traditional table lamp is difficult for Benjamin. A “touch pad” I found at a discount store provided an inexpensive ($12.00) solution. Click here to continue.


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