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Woman creates accessories for disabled people

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-10-23 16:43

About the solution

Lucy decided to launch this collection of wheelchair-attachable accessories when she saw that her cousin had very limited options in the market.

"His goal, like most people, is to be in control and as independent as possible but some barriers to accessibility are at the fault of bad design and lack of awareness. Some of his difficulties include tying up shoelaces, putting on gloves, socks and doing up buttons. While often he can do many of these things the time it takes is longer and will require patience. His experiences challenged me to reconsider the accessibility of my own creations. I surveyed the marketplace and realised that the disabled community was vastly under-represented [in fashion], which galvanised the mission of FFORA: designing with a disability first and not as an afterthought”, she described.

The line includes a wheelchair-attachable dock, a unisex leather bag offered in two sizes, and a cup holder – all designed for easy installation and effortless use. The collection is compatible with 21 different manual wheelchair brands.

It took Lucy two years to develop this fashion brand. Her products can be bought online.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2JcSWO8

More info: https://liveffora.com/

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About the author

Lucy Jones, born in 1992, in the UK, lives in the USA and created FFORA, a fashion brand for disabled people. She was inspired by her cousin Jake who has hemiplegic cerebral palsy and has trouble dressing independently.

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