Desks are So Old School

When we were kids, “classroom design modification” meant putting chairs in a circle. Now, from a supplier of laboratory furniture, comes an idea that should make laboratory spaces much easier to navigate for wheelchair users.

Instead of bulky, immovable benches with hard corners, they’ve re-designed laboratory tables as flexible, rounded, rolling units. The Mobile Axis Infinity Table can change heights by remote control; additionally, it can be outfitted with electric gear and a water reservoir for a variety of experiments. The half-moon shape, rather than the traditional, long bench, should enhance group collaboration, as well as accessibility.

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Courtesy: Sheldon Laboratory Systems

The innovative tables are produced by Sheldon Laboratory Systems. No, that’s not a bazinga!  SLS is a real company in Crystal Springs, Mississippi that’s been in business for over a hundred years.

They were brought to our attention by Assistivetech.net, created by Georgia Tech’s Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA).