Friday, June 22, 2007
posted by PabloPabla at 10:01 am

When I was studying in Leicester, I was impressed with the special access made available for those who are less able. The university itself has ramps leading to lecture halls which is a boon for those on wheelchairs and there are also stair lift for those who need to move up or downstairs. I also find these special access made available in most shopping centres and it goes to show how much the government and public have thoughtfully planned the city. Not so much in Malaysia, I must say.

I was quite fascinated when I saw stairlifts for the first time in my life when I was studying there. Initially I thought even the able bodied can use them if they felt tired of climbing up the stairs but later when I saw what it was meant to be used for, I realised what a great invention this is.

Stairlifts are specialised equipments and Value Stairlifts, a company based in the UK and established in 2001, have been supplying these equipments all across the UK. The stairlifts which I see on their website are definitely much more sophisticated than the ones I encountered when I was studying there. After all, I left the UK in 1996. The types of stairlifts which they supply are the straight stairlifts, outdoor stairlifts, curved stairlifts and standing stairlifts. They even have reconditioned stairlifts, presumably at a cheaper price than new. With so many types of stairlifts available, it is highly probable that they would have the type of stairlifts to suit different needs.

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