Entries by Craig Coogan

The Future is Universal Accessibility

by Kristina Rhoades Many people with disabilities have fought long and hard for the accessibility that we enjoy today. The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 and amendments to it thereafter have required public establishments to make accommodations for all guests and customers, to include ramps, elevators, accessible bathrooms, wider doors and […]

A Dental Clinic Accessible To All

LTS Installs SureHands Lift at Leading-Edge Dental Clinic for Adults with Special Needs The Special Needs Adult Dental Clinic at King-Chavez Health Center is unique to the San Diego region and exists to provide high-quality dental care services to adult patients with disabilities. San Diego County, alone, has approximately 15,000 people with special needs, many […]

4 Lower-Back Stretches for Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair users are no strangers to the soreness can happen in the lower back. However, with a few modified yoga positions, you can help alleviate some of the worst symptoms. Since January is all about resolving to better yourself, Lift and Transfer Specialists would like to share a few of these stretches with you: 

5 Positive Impacts of Swimming for Wheelchair Users

There’s nothing like taking a dip in the pool after a hot day. For many Americans, however, the pool is much more than a place to play—it can also help them build muscle, confidence and an overall sense of well-being. Wheelchair users especially benefit from swimming for the following reasons:

Hippotherapy: A Success Story

As mobility designers, Lift and Transfer Specialists has had the opportunity to help improve the lives of many individuals. Today, we would like to highlight one organization we’ve been especially proud of working with, the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT).

3 Ways to Advocate for Accessibility

If you or a loved one are a wheelchair user, you’ve probably had your fair share of frustrations when it comes to accessibility in public spaces. That’s why Lift and Transfer Specialists encourages you to make a New Year’s Resolution to spread awareness. By telling your or your loved one’s story, we can increase knowledge […]

Preparing for Your Ramp Installation

At Lift and Transfer Specialists, we’ve had the great privilege of being able to install countless ramps, stairlifts and ceiling tracks. If you’re planning on a ramp installation in the near future, we’d like to offer you these tips to prepare for our arrival in advance:

How it all started: The Stairlift

A stairlift is one of the most elegant tools we have to safely transfer someone from one story to another when they have limited mobility. This device has been aiding others for centuries, but did you know that the history of this device goes all the way back to Renaissance England? The first recorded use […]