Devices Offering Great Solutions (DOGS)

Wheelchair Accessories

Trays, bags, and other items to make using a wheelchair easier

What does it do?

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.

What kinds of wheelchair accessories are there?

Cup Holder

Cup holders can clip on and off to accommodate a variety of cups and bottles.


These bags keep items (such as cell phone, glasses, medication) within reach using hook and loop straps. The bag can be attached to the front of the walker or the armrest or back of a wheelchair. Pictured is an under-chair pouch from Handy Bag.


Wheelchair trays provide a flat surface for working, eating, transporting items, and other tabletop tasks. Trays feature a variety of attachments, materials, and styles depending on needs and the dimensions and specifications of the wheelchair.

Tablet Holder

Allows a wheelchair user to interact with a table without having to hold it.

Door Opener

This long handled device allows wheelchair users to reach a door knob from a distance.

Wheelchair Gloves

Gloves are useful for people who use manual wheelchairs to prevent hand injuries and skin irritation.

Close up of a zippered bag mounted under a wheelchair seat.

How do I see 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 would need to 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. Do we have this in our lending library?


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Alanna Raffel

Alanna Raffel is an occupational therapist. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute rehab, outpatient pediatrics, early intervention, and schools. She is passionate about accessibility and loves discovering and making new tools that promote independence. Alanna enjoys making assistive technology using her sewing machine and 3D printer.

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