Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

ADA Accessible Portable Science Lab

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

ADA Accessible Portable Science Lab

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The ADA Accessible Portable Science Lab, model PSE--2041, is a portable, accessible science work station designed for use by individuals with lower extremity and mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury and others who use wheelchairs. This workstation is designed for use in classrooms and science laboratories to allow students who use a wheelchair access to scientific experiments in a classroom setting. Made with a sturdy aluminum bar frame and heavy duty solid plastic panels, this unit resembles a standard desk with a chemical- and heat-resistant counter top and a wide cutout to fit a person in a wheelchair. The work surface can be approached from either side with a wheelchair. On one side of the desk is a stainless steel sink with hot and cold running water and lever handles. This work station is equipped with a 5-gallon tank for fresh water, an 8-gallon tank for waste water, and a 20 AMPS preset water heater and pump. It has two cabinets, one on each side of the cutout. The cabinet under the sink holds the water tanks and heater, and the other cabinet has permanent shelving for storing equipment. …

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