“Access-Able offers the scope and dedication necessary to manufacture products that not only meet the ADA guidelines, but well surpass these minimum guidelines for increasing access to all individuals."
Elberton, GA (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution agreement with Access-Able Designs, Incorporated, to offer their ADA-Compliant Portable Bath Bench to a wider consumer marketplace. Headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida, Access-Able Designs began as a labor of love created from the personal tragedy of owner and CEO, Allen Garrett. A twenty-five foot swan dive into two feet of water left Garrett a quadriplegic with a drastically changed point of view. While his road to recovery was often excruciating and humiliating, he did regain enough mobility to live a productive life and start his own company. Because of his own personal and firsthand experience with using adaptive and access equipment, Garrett soon discovered that this equipment was often poorly designed, unsafe and cheaply constructed. He realized that access equipment could be much more efficiently designed by the people with disabilities who actually used the adaptive devices, and started to forge a path for Access-Able Designs by developing his own bathtub benches, shower benches, and toilet benches.
As a great example of Garrett's dedication to constructing the highest quality and most comprehensively functional ADA compliant access and transfer devices, the Portable Bath Bench from Access-Able improves bathroom safety for disabled clients and individuals both in-home and in-facility. Just like all of the Access-Able Design products, this bath bench meets and exceeds all ADA standard requirements for handicapped access enhanced facilities, helping to improve ADA compliance ratings, lowering incidences of injury and liability, and reducing falling accidents by patients and caregivers. Weighing only 24 pounds, the sturdy and durable stainless steel frame accommodates 420 pounds and clamps to the tub wall to make it fully ADA compliant. Available with or without the back, varied bench top colors of smooth phenolic or padded Naugahyde are sealed to keep out moisture and bacteria.
“We are very pleased to introduce the ADA Compliant Portable Bath Bench from Access-Able Designs to more individual and professional consumers,” said Hulet Smith, OTR/L, MBA and CEO of Rehabmart. “Access-Able offers the scope and dedication necessary to manufacture products that not only meet the ADA guidelines, but well surpass these minimum guidelines for increasing access to all individuals. Because they understand firsthand the daily trials and tribulations that can arise for people with physical and mental challenges and disabilities, this company strives tirelessly to develop and design the equipment that will help remove blocks to accessibility and improve the quality of daily life for all users. We are proud to offer this, and all of the great access, mobility and transfer devices from Access-Able Designs to our customers at Rehabmart.com.”
As an Occupational Therapist, the founder of Rehabmart, Hulet Smith, has the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of his customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As a parent of special needs children, he has a personal interest in finding the best products to improve the lives of those who are disabled and medically challenged. Rehabmart.com is committed to provide superior customer service, competitive pricing and exceptional product offerings.