ACCESSIBLE DESIGNS INC When the product is quality and the people are quality why go anywhere else?

 Two years ago I was introduced to a new type of wheelchair glove because of my huge hands no other fitted my huge mits. The gloves work because they wrap? yes they are gloves that you put your thumb through and the rest of the glove is just a wrap around the palm of the hand with the wrist incorporating a wrist support like weightlifters use, in short they were perfect.
They always go the extra mile, the first time I ordered us post lost my gloves ,here we go I thought the company would say “not our problem” far from it I payed for 7 day mail delivery they apologized and fedex overnighted them at a cost greater than the actual retail cost of the gloves themselves! now thats class.
When you make thousands of something, it is bound to happen that from time to time a faulty article will slip through to market, it’s just a fact of life no reflection on the company. in 2013 I was heading to Australia for my 35th high school reunion and I ordered new gloves the  gloves arrived and there were loose threads and as I put them onthey split in half. two days before flight time I contacted them with photos again they over nighted not one pair but two? and they didn’t charge me for either!
Now just before my surgery My gloves from 2013 finally fell apart from constant use So one day I was bored laying in bed with my left shoulder post surgery bandaged and in a splint laying there I thought “when this arm is better I’ll need new gloves” so I called the owner asked “how are you mia?” I told him about my surgery the gloves arrived with a printed note with the company emblem on the top and below it read “WISHING YOU A SPEEDY RECOVERY, PLEASE ENJOY THE NEW GLOVES ON US”  Once again a classy group of caring people going the extra mile!

About Accessible Designs, INC.

Accessible Designs INC

A San Antonio, Texas based company, founded, owned and managed by Todd Hargroder, a quadriplegic of twenty years. ADI designs, manufactures and distributes cutting edge mobility products for the wheelchair mobility industry and serves as a select distributor for high end mobility products, accessories and quality rehabilitation fitness equipment for the disabled individual. Each of these products is consistent with our mission to enhance the mobility, independence and well-being of people with disabilities by evaluating and addressing the root of problem in order to effect change and provide lasting solutions.

ADI’s San Antonio facilities include design, fabrication, assembly and business offices. Our fabrication shop is readied with the necessary equipment required to take concept drawings and quickly fabricate prototypes, as well as manufacture finished product.

ADI fab shop

ADI is passionate about the need for a fusion of advanced technology from other industries into the wheelchair and wheelchair product design process. ADI works closely with the worlds leading wheelchair design and manufacturing companies, The Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) of the University of Pittsburgh, and The ROHO Group in the development of advanced wheelchair technologies and equipment.

Todd Hargroder

Todd Hargroder MX National

In 1986, Todd had a motorcycle accident, sustaining a spinal cord injury at the cervical 5-6 level. Throughout and since his rehabilitation process, he experienced numerous frustrations with both the quality and functionality of equipment available for use by people dealing with a disabling condition. He began utilizing his prior knowledge of the bicycle/motorcycle industry to modify existing products and design new products to more satisfactorily suit his needs and desire to regain independence. As his designs progressed, he experienced a local demand for some of his early products in the rehabilitation and therapy market and thus started ADI. This allowed and encouraged him to continue development of his engineering ideas and led to the distribution of his products throughout the U.S. market, in rehab facilities and through medical equipment suppliers, and through a broader scope of national and international distribution. Todd also has established relationships with VA Systems providing a wide range of products, serves as an ongoing consultant to therapists and veterans regarding individual mobility needs and works closely with the University of Pittsburgh, Human Engineering Research Laboratory, in the development of advanced wheelchair technologies and equipment.

Todd Hargroder

Todd feels passionately about the need for a fusion of advanced technology from other industries into the wheelchair and wheelchair product design process. Through his efforts and commitment to quality he has successfully positioned his company at the forefront of this long awaited and anticipated technological progression.

Todd holds several U.S. patents in the durable medical equipment industry and continues to enjoy the aggressive engineering of new cutting edge technology for the active wheelchair user. He is active in the community, serving as guest speaker for numerous local organizations to promote new inventors and entrepreneurs, and is an ongoing guest panel speaker involved in the spinal cord injury education.

Author: disabledaccessdenied

I am a disabled woman who through no fault of my own has wheels under my ass. I rely on the decency and common sense of local, state and federal goverments, as well as the retail community to abide by the disabled access laws and provide adequate ramps, disabled toilets, and not use them as store rooms or broom closets. This blog exists to find the offenders and out them, inform them, and report them if necessary and shame them into doing the right thing when all else fails.

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