About 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 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.
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 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.