Devices Offering Great Solutions (DOGS)
Trays, bags, and other items to make using a wheelchair easier
About Wheelchair Accessories
The right accessories make using a wheelchair easier. These tools may be things that attach to a wheelchair to make daily tasks more comfortable. Some can also be used with other mobility aids, like a walker.
You can buy mobility aid accessories from your local medical equipment vendor or online from places like Living Spinal.
What kinds of wheelchair accessories are there?
Wheelchair backpacks or under-seat storage bags keep items like your wallet, glasses, and medication within reach. Different styles of bags can be attached to the front of a walker or the armrest of other mobility aids. Companies like Feeldom are starting to offer more colorful and fashionable options for wheelchair bags!
Cup holders can clip on and off to accommodate a variety of cups and bottles.
Wheelchair trays provide a flat surface for working or eating. Trays feature a variety of attachments and styles depending on your needs and the dimensions of the wheelchair.
Tablet or Cell Phone Holders
Mobile device stands and mounts keep your hands free while you interact with your tablet or phone.
Gloves are useful for people who use manual wheelchairs to prevent hand injuries and skin irritation.
How can I find out what’s new?
Technology changes all the time. To find out about the latest options for these, you can type keywords into a search engine such as Google, Safari, Firefox, or Bing on a computer or tablet. These are the keywords for this type of item:
- wheelchair accessories
- gooseneck tablet mount
- wheelchair tray
- wheelchair cup holders
How do I find out more?
If you live in the US outside of Pennsylvania, you can find your state’s AT program.
If you live in Pennsylvania:
- you could contact TechOWL to work with a specialist. We can meet with you and sometimes demonstrate this equipment. We can also help with different ways to get one for your own.
- you might borrow this equipment to try out.
Are these in Pennsylvania’s AT Lending Library?