“The This Ables project was conceived to allow people with special (extra access! sic ed) needs to enjoy the quality of life provided by IKEA products.
As part of IKEA’s vision to “create a better everyday life for as many people as possible”, we joined forces with the non-profit organizations Milbat and Access Israel, that specialize in creating special solutions for populations with special needs and disabilities, and developed a new and revolutionary line of products that bridge some of the gaps between existing IKEA products and the special needs of people belonging to these populations.
It was important for us to create maximum access in every aspect of the project, from the designated site that we constructed for the project, that was adapted for people with disabilities, to the products themselves, some of which can even be printed independently in a 3D printer based on models that we have made available to the general public.”
There are some neat videos showing how some of the stuff can be used.
pic 1 is a black and white line drawing pic of a sofa with lift legs on a mustard yellow background and pic 2 is a grid with a list of 12 of the 13 new developments designed for greater physical access to their products